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The curious case of Jeff Zients' changing title

White House Press Secretary Jay Carney told reporters this week President Barack Obama has asked Acting OMB Director Jeff Zients to stay on until his successor is named. But for about the last six months, Zients was not the acting OMB director because his initial interim role quietly expired last year.

Tags: Jeff Zients , OMB , people , budget , Sylvia Mathews Burwell , Jack Moore

Wednesday - 03/20/2013, 04:12pm EDT

White House misses deadline to deliver sequestration report, says plan coming next week

The White House plans to deliver a report to Congress late next week detailing how automatic, across-the-board cuts, set to take effect in January, will affect specific programs. The report is required under the Sequestration Transparency Act, which Congress overwhelmingly passed this summer and which the President signed on Aug. 7. The law directed the President to issue the detailed report within 30 days of signing it - a deadline that came this week and went unmet.

Tags: sequestration , John Thune , Sequestration Transparency Act , budget , OMB , Jeff Zients , Jack Moore

Friday - 09/07/2012, 03:19pm EDT

Draft executive order gives industry heartburn

White House is considering issuing an executive order that would require vendors to submit information about their political contributions as part of their bid proposal package. Industry associations say the proposal wouldn't keep political influence out of the acquisition process, but likely add it in. The administration claims the draft order is all about greater transparency and accountability.

Tags: contracting , industry , White House , Susan Collins , Mitch McConnell , Trey Hodgkins , Stan Soloway , PSC , TechAmerica , political contributions , Disclose Act , Jason Miller

Thursday - 04/21/2011, 07:31am EDT
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OPM answers shutdown questions

The agency issued guidance to help employees understand specific pay and benefits questions. White House senior officials will meet again Wednesday to discuss budget proposals. House lawmakers also issued shutdown guidance.

Tags: management , pay and benefits , Barack Obama , Hal Rogers , OMB , White House , OPM , Jason Miller , shutdown

Wednesday - 04/06/2011, 08:09am EDT

White House has shutdown contingency plan

Although the White House is confident that a shutdown can be avoided, the government also has a contingency plan in case of a shutdown. These plans have been in place since 1980, says the White House press secretary.

Tags: shutdown , budget , White House , Barack Obama , Congress , continuing resolution , Jolie Lee

Tuesday - 02/22/2011, 04:24pm EST