The Fiscal Management and Administrative Division is made up of the Fiscal Management Section, The Court Reporters Section, the Information Technology Section and the Chief Clerk's Office.
The Fiscal Management Section is responsible for the administration of the Commission's budget and other matters of a fiscal nature relating to the operation of the Commission, including administrative functions concerning the collection of the public utility regulatory fee. This fee is collected from all jurisdictional utilities and is used to fund the operation of the Commission and the Public Staff - North Carolina Utilities Commission. This Division also has the responsibility of acting as liaison with the Department of Commerce's Personnel Office and the responsibility for preparing the Commission's annual Analytical and Statistical Report.
The Court Reporter Section is responsible for recording and transcribing verbatim transcripts of all formal Commission proceedings.
The Information Technology Section is dedicated to providing technology and support to Commission staff for all network, application, and computer based services.
The Chief Clerk's Office is responsible for managing and maintaining the official
files of the Commission relating to all formal docketed matters coming before the
Commission. For example, these files include such matters as applications filed by utilities
for general rate increases, testimony and exhibits of witnesses, transcripts of hearings, a
variety of legal pleadings (briefs, motions, proposed orders, etc.), Commission and court
orders, etc. The Chief Clerk's office is also responsible for issuing Commission Orders,
maintaining the Commission's calendar of hearings, arranging for hearing rooms
throughout the state, the collection of and the accounting for filing fees and various other
charges for services provided to the public by personnel within the Chief's Clerk's office.
The Chief Clerk's office also provides assistance and information to the staff and the
public. Further, the Chief Clerk's office has certain other administrative duties and
responsibilities. Comparatively speaking, the duties and responsibilities of the
Commission's Chief Clerk are very similar to the ministerial duties of clerks of court within
the North Carolina Court System.