The Los Angeles Chief Administrative Office is responsible for making recommendations that will result in programs that will better serve the public, the board and county departments. Responsibilities of the office include preparing budget and operational recommendations; monitoring and controlling countywide expenditures; analyzing and advocating legislation; coordinating capital projects, debt management, and asset, leasing and space management; and performing demographic and geographic research. Other services include coordinating emergency preparedness activities and cost recovery efforts, administering insurance management programs, addressing unincorporated area issues, handling centralized security management and advising on international protocol issues. The department also manages the county's employee relations program and compensation systems, coordinates centralized marketing and workplace programs, initiates and promotes activities that provide information about the county to the public and provides centralized photographic and graphic arts services. The Los Angeles Chief Administrative Office is located in Los Angeles.