The President is the head of the Federal Administrative Court. He is the hierarchical superior of the judges as well as the administrative staff of the Court with regard to personnel matters. In this function the Vice President acts as his deputy. The President also holds the positions of a judge. He presides over a senate, currently the 10th Senate. The President is treated as an equal among equals in his office as judge. He has no authority over the other judges. The tasks of the President also include maintaining contacts with other courts and judicial organisations in Germany and abroad.