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This is an unofficial announcement of Commission action. Release of the full text of a Commission order constitutes official action. See MCI v. FCC. 515 F 2d 385 (D.C. Circ 1974).

November 6, 1997


John Muleta has been named Deputy Chief in the FCC's Common Carrier Bureau.

Muleta has been Acting Deputy Chief of the Common Carrier Bureau since September 1997. Prior to that, he served as Chief of the Common Carrier Bureau's Enforcement Division. The Division has primary responsibility for ensuring common carriers comply with the Communications Act and the Commission's rules and regulations. The Enforcement Division handles both informal and formal complaints filed against common carriers and is the main point of contact for consumers on a wide variety of telephone-related issues. In addition to its work in the compliance area, the Division is also responsible for a number of major rulemakings that directly affect consumers including slamming, payphone compensation, OSP reform, pay-per- call, and consumer billing issues.

Muleta previously held a position in the FCC's Office of Plans and Policy where he worked on a variety of issues including price cap reform, PCS auctions, and the transition to digital television. Prior to joining the Commission, he worked at Coopers & Lybrand as a member of its Telecommunications & Media Practice Group and at the GTE Corporation where he was a manager at several Florida-based units.

Muleta has an MBA/JD from the University of Virginia where he was awarded the 1990 Shermet Award for Academic Excellence from the faculty of the Darden Graduate School of Business Administration. He obtained his undergraduate degree from the School of Engineering and Applied Sciences at the University of Virginia.

He and his wife, Carol, reside in Arlington, Virginia.

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