The Imperial Office refers to the position of the Emperor of France and, in turn, his role in government. The Imperial Office was designed in 1950 by Emperor Sebastien as a way to form a constitutional and legal enumeration of the Emperor's powers. While granting enormous powers to the President of the General Assembly, the Minister of the State and the Grand Marshal of the Empire, the Imperial Office leaves "absolute, ultimate and decisive authority" with the Emperor himself. The formation of this office in the law at last presented the French law with legal enumerations and limitations upon what the Emperor can and cannot do and was created as a direct result of the frustration with French citizens over the abuses of Imperial power that had occurred in the previous fifty years.
The Imperial Office helped remove the Emperor from minute day-to-day affairs of government and followed Sebastien's belief that the Empire should be run by capable officers supervised by the Emperor. However, Sebastien exercised his "power of administrative decisions" constantly to fire ministers or executives whom he disagreed with. It was for this reason that the General Assembly forced his successor, Albert II to agree to a provision in which the Emperor could not dismiss the President of the General Assembly without a two-thirds agreement in all three Colleges of the Assembly, and that all appointed Ministers can be dismissed with a three-fourths vote in every College of the Assembly.