Fiscal Year 2010 Performance and Accountability Report
Start: 2009-10-01, End: 2010-10-31, Publication: 2010-12-07
The Federal Trade Commission’s (FTC) Fiscal Year (FY) 2010 Performance and Accountability Report (PAR) provides the results
of the agency’s program and financial performance and demonstrates to the Congress, the President, and the public the FTC’s
commitment to its mission and accountability over the resources entrusted to it.
Name:Federal Trade Commission
The FTC is an independent agency that reports to the Congress on its actions. These actions include pursuing vigorous and
effective law enforcement; advancing consumers’ interests by sharing its expertise with federal and state legislatures and
U.S. and international government agencies; developing policy and research tools through hearings, workshops, and conferences;
and creating practical and plain-language educational programs for consumers and businesses in a global marketplace with constantly
changing technologies. The FTC is headed by a commission composed of five commissioners, nominated by the President and confirmed
by the Senate, each serving a seven-year term. The FTC’s mission is carried out by three bureaus: the Bureau of Consumer Protection,
the Bureau of Competition, and the Bureau of Economics. Work is aided by offices, including the Office of General Counsel,
the Office of inspector General, the Office of International Affairs, the Office of the Executive Director, and seven regions.
- Jon Leibowitz: Jon Leibowitz was designated to serve as chairman of the FTC on March 2, 2009, by President Barack H. Obama. Leibowitz was
previously sworn in as a commissioner on September 3, 2004, following his nomination by the President and confirmation by
the U.S. Senate.
- Chairman (Performer): The President chooses one Commissioner to act as chairman.
- Commissioners: At the end of the fiscal year, the Commissioners were Julie Brill, William E. Kovacic, Edith Ramirez, and J. Thomas Rosch.
- Commissioner (Performer): No more than three commissioners can be from the same political party.
- Bureau of Consumer Protection
- Bureau of Competition
- Bureau of Economics
- Office of General Counsel
- Office of inspector General
- Office of International Affairs
- Office of the Executive Director
- Regions: Seven regions