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The Office of the Counselor to the Director (COU) examines and defines the range of legal and policy questions and issues that arise from the operations of CRS, its relationship with the Congress, other service units within the Library of Congress, other legislative support agencies, and its employees, and serves as the principal legal and policy advisor to the CRS Director, Deputy Director, and other senior management officials. COU is also responsible for formulating, negotiating, advising, and implementing policies and legal positions on matters that emerge from interactions between management and the CRS labor organization. Additionally COU has responsibility for managing the receipt and assignment of congressional requests that come into the Service through the Congressional Services Section, providing authoritative guidance on policy questions involving sensitive or complex congressional requests, and supporting outreach to congressional clients.


Last Updated: 04/05/2016