A number of compliance issues are important for a company to monitor, regardless of size. The HR department keeps track of federal and state laws regulating benefits and compensation, such as the Family Medical Leave Act and laws regarding overtime. The department also is tasked with ensuring a company complies with the federal regulations of the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission, including auditing and reporting duties. It also typically handles disputes between employees, or any claims of sexual harassment or workers' compensation injuries.
It is important to know that CIA analysts only report the information and do not make policy recommendations— making policy is left to agencies such as the State Department and Department of Defense. These policymakers use the information that CIA provides to help them formulate US policy toward other countries. It is also important to know that CIA is not a law enforcement organization. That is the job of the FBI; however, the CIA and the FBI cooperate on a number of issues, such as counterintelligence and counterterrorism. Additionally, the CIA may also engage in covert action at the President’s direction and in accordance with applicable law.