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About the FEC

The FEC is an independent government agency, created by Congress in 1974.

Mission and history

The FEC was created to promote confidence and participation in the democratic process. Read more about the FEC’s history, purpose and goals.

Leadership and structure

The agency is led by six Commissioners, no more than three of whom can belong to the same political party. Find out more about the FEC’s structure and its Commissioners.

Reports about the FEC

The FEC regularly publishes information about its objectives and performance. These documents include strategic plans, budgets and procurement reports.


More than 300 people work at the FEC. Find current job openings and information about the application process.

Doing business with the FEC

Working with experts, vendors and other external stakeholders helps the FEC support its mission.

Requests For Proposals (RFPs) and Requests for Quotations (RFQs) are posted by the General Services Administration, either on its e-BUY website or on its Federal Business Opportunities website.

Reports about FEC procurement and contracting are available in Working with the FEC.