The Florida Department of Transportation, also known as FDOT, is decentralized in accordance with legislative mandates. It is responsible for maintaining the state highway system and mobile equipment fleet in the districts. Local maintenance offices are responsible for minor bridge and roadway repairs, mowing, pavement upkeep, roadway signs and rest area maintenance, inspection and operation of movable bridges and issuance of permits for lane closures, driveways and special uses. A district secretary manages each of the districts. The districts vary in organizational structure, but each has major divisions for administration, planning, production and operations. In addition, each district has a public information office and general counsel office that reports to the district secretary. The Florida Department of Transportation is headquartered in Tallahassee, Fla. In addition, the company has a facility located in Fort Lauderdale, Fla., where it employs nearly 60 people.