[Title 28 CFR B]
[Code of Federal Regulations (annual edition) - July 1, 2002 Edition]
[Subpart B - Office of the Attorney General]
[From the U.S. Government Printing Office]

                Subpart B--Office of the Attorney General

Sec. 0.5  Attorney General.

    The Attorney General shall:
    (a) Supervise and direct the administration and operation of the 
Department of Justice, including the offices of U.S. Attorneys and U.S. 
Marshals, which are within the Department of Justice.
    (b) Represent the United States in legal matters generally.
    (c) Furnish advice and opinions, formal and informal, on legal 
matters to the President and the Cabinet and to the heads of the 
executive departments and agencies of the Government, as provided by 
    (d) Appear in person to represent the Government in the Supreme 
Court of the United States, or in any other court, in which he may deem 
it appropriate.
    (e) Designate, pursuant to Executive Orders 9788 of October 4, 1946, 
and 10254 of June 15, 1951, officers and agencies of the Department of 
Justice to act as disbursing officers for the Office of Alien Property.
    (f) Perform or supervise the performance of other duties required by 
statute or Executive order.

Sec. 0.10  Attorney General's Advisory Committee of U.S. Attorneys.

    (a) The Attorney General's Advisory Committee of U.S. Attorneys 
shall consist of fifteen U.S. Attorneys, designated by the Attorney 
General. The membership shall be selected to represent the various 
geographic areas of the Nation and both large and small offices. Members 
shall serve at the pleasure of the Attorney General, but such service 
normally shall not exceed three years and shall be subject to adjustment 
by the Attorney General so as to assure the annual rotation of 
approximately one-third of the Committee's membership.
    (b) The Committee shall make recommendations to the Attorney 
General, to the Deputy Attorney General and to the Associate Attorney 
General concerning any matters which the Committee believes to be in the 
best interests of justice, including, but not limited to, the following:
    (1) Establishing and modifying policies and procedures of the 
    (2) Improving management, particularly with respect to the 
relationships between the Department and the U.S. Attorneys;
    (3) Cooperating with State Attorneys General and other State and 
local officials for the purpose of improving the quality of justice in 
the United States;
    (4) Promoting greater consistency in the application of legal 
standards throughout the Nation and at the various levels of government; 
    (5) Aiding the Attorney General, the Deputy Attorney General and the 
Associate Attorney General in formulating new programs for improvement 
of the criminal justice system at all levels, including proposals 
relating to legislation and court rules.
    (c) The Committee shall select from its membership a chairman, a 
vice-chairman and a secretary, and shall establish such subcommittees as 
it deems necessary to carry out its objectives. United States Attorneys 
who are not members of the Committee may be included in the membership 
of subcommittees.

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    (d) The Executive Office for U.S. Attorneys shall provide the 
Committee with such staff assistance and funds as are reasonably 
necessary to carry out the Committee's responsibilities.

[Order No. 640-76, 41 FR 7748, Feb. 20, 1976, as amended by Order No. 
960-81, 46 FR 52340, Oct. 27, 1981]

Sec. 0.11  Incentive Awards Board.

    The Incentive Awards Board shall consist of the Deputy Attorney 
General or a designee of the Deputy Attorney General, who shall be the 
chairperson, and four members designated by the Attorney General from 
among the Assistant Attorneys General, bureau heads or persons of 
equivalent rank in the Department. The duties of the Board shall be:
    (a) Consider and make recommendations to the Attorney General 
concerning honorary awards and cash awards in excess of $5,000 to be 
granted for suggestions, inventions, superior accomplishment, or other 
personal effort which contributes to the efficiency, economy, or other 
improvement of Government operations or achieves a significant reduction 
in paperwork.
    (b) Consider and make recommendations to the Attorney General for 
transmittal to the Office of Personnel Management and the President for 
Presidential awards under 5 U.S.C. 4504 and 5403.
    (c) Evaluate periodically the effectiveness of the employee 
recognition program and recommend needed improvements to the Attorney 

[Order No. 960-81, 46 FR 52340, Oct. 27, 1981]

Sec. 0.12  Young American Medals Committee.

    There shall be in the Office of the Attorney General a Young 
American Medals Committee, which shall be composed of four members, one 
of whom shall be the Director of Public Affairs who shall be the 
Executive Secretary of the Committee. The Chairman of the Committee 
shall be designated by the Attorney General. The Committee shall issue 
regulations relating to the establishment of the Young American Medal 
for Bravery and Young American Medal for Service provided for by the act 
of August 3, 1950, 64 Stat. 397, and governing the requirements and 
procedures for the award of such medals. The regulations of the 
Committee in effect on the effective date of this part shall continue in 
effect until amended, modified, or revoked by the Committee.

[Order No. 423-69, 34 FR 20388, Dec. 31, 1969, as amended by Order No. 
445-70, 35 FR 19397, Dec. 23, 1970. Redesignated by Order No. 543-73, 38 
FR 29583, Oct. 26, 1973, as amended by Order No. 960-81, 46 FR 52340, 
Oct. 27, 1981]

Sec. 0.13  Legal proceedings.

    (a) Each Assistant Attorney General and Deputy Assistant Attorney 
General is authorized to exercise the authority of the Attorney General 
under 28 U.S.C. 515(a), in cases assigned to, conducted, handled, or 
supervised by such official, to designate Department attorneys to 
conduct any legal proceeding, civil or criminal, including grand jury 
proceedings and proceedings before committing magistrates, which United 
States attorneys are authorized by law to conduct, whether or not the 
designated attorney is a resident of the district in which the 
proceedings is brought.
    (b) Each Assistant Attorney General is authorized to redelegate to 
Section Chiefs the authority delegated by paragraph (a) of this section, 
except that such redelegation shall not apply to the designation of 
attorneys to conduct grand jury proceedings.

[Order No. 725-77, 42 FR 26205, May 23, 1977]