(a) In addition to the powers and duties set forth in 28 U.S.C. Section 636(a), the United States Magistrate Judges are hereby authorized, pursuant to 28 U.S.C. Section 636(b), to perform any and all additional duties, as may be assigned to them from time to time by any judge of this Court, which are not inconsistent with the Constitution and laws of the United States.
(b) The assignment of duties to United States Magistrate Judges by the judges of the Court may be made by standing order entered jointly by the resident judges in any Division of the Court; or by any individual judge, in any case or cases assigned to him, through written order or oral directive made or given with respect to such case or cases.
(c) The duties authorized to be performed by United States Magistrate Judges, when assigned to them pursuant to subsection (b) of this rule, shall include, but are not limited to: