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OMB to agencies: Cut travel, conference spending

The Office of Management and Budget issued new guidance Friday, directing federal agencies to cut travel spending by 30 percent starting in October and prohibiting more than $500,000 to be spent on conferences. Acting OMB Director Jeffrey Zients called the latest move "another important step forward" in cutting inefficient federal spending.

Tags: GSA , OMB , conference spending , budget , travel , management

Friday - 05/11/2012, 09:25pm EDT

White House unveils new tool to stop improper payments

The White House launched a new "Do Not Pay" tool on Thursday to prevent improper payments to individuals and companies. Agency heads must submit plans to adopt the tool by June 30.

Tags: OMB , Treasury Department , improper payments , Danny Werfel , President Barack Obama , Do Not Pay List ,

Thursday - 04/12/2012, 04:23pm EDT

Obama formally seeks agency-consolidation authority

President Barack Obama has officially asked lawmakers for the authority to consolidate and reorganize federal agencies as part of a first-step in merging several agencies related to business and trade. If Congress approves the legislation, Obama has said his first step would be to merge several business- and trade-related agencies into a single Cabinet-level department.

Tags: OMB , management , federal reorganization , John Boehner , Commerce Department , Orrin Hatch

Thursday - 02/16/2012, 04:47pm EST

Budget analysis: After unveiling budget, OMB works behind scenes

Frank Reeder, a principal at The Reeder Group and former OMB official, joined In Depth with Francis Rose to discuss OMB's role in the ongoing budget process. Also, Robert Shea, a former OMB official with Grant Thornton, discussed the performance-management provisions of the 2013 budget request.

Tags: In Depth , management , budget , 2013 budget , Frank Reeder , The Reeder Group , defense budget , Leon Panetta , Timothy Geithner , Robert Shea , Grant Thornton

Tuesday - 02/14/2012, 05:35pm EST
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Senators ask OMB to intervene in retirement backlog

A new letter, signed by Sens. Mark Warner (D-Va.), Barbara Mikulski (D-Md.) and Ben Cardin (D-Md.), calls on the Office of Management and Budget to take on the "urgent matter" of processing federal retirements. The letter comes a week after a Senate subcommittee hearing in which the Office of Personnel Management was taken to task for its handling of the longstanding backlog.

Tags: workforce , retirement , OPM , Mark Warner , Barbara Mikulski , Ben Cardin , OMB , John Berry , Congress , Senate , retirement backlog

Monday - 02/06/2012, 07:06pm EST

Obama to nominate former SBA official Jordan to head OFPP

President Barack Obama announced Friday his plans to nominate Joseph Jordan, a former Small Business Administration official, to head the Office of Federal Procurement Policy.

Tags: SBA , Joseph Jordan , OMB , OFPP , Dan Gordon , Heidi Shyu

Friday - 02/03/2012, 09:22pm EST

OMB to expand permit-tracking initiative

President Obama told the Council on Jobs and Competitiveness Tuesday the administration would create performance metrics, track progress and adapt best practices for reducing the red tape for businesses.

Tags: technology , mangement , Barack Obama , White House , OMB , permitting dashboard , Interior Department , BLM , USDA , Forest Service , Council on Jobs and Competitiveness , Jason Miller

Tuesday - 01/17/2012, 07:55pm EST

Obama to name Zients acting OMB director

The White House has announced Jeffrey Zients will serve as acting director of the Office of Management and Budget when current director Jack Lew steps down next month to become White House chief of staff.

Tags: OMB , people , management , budget , Jack Lew

Tuesday - 01/17/2012, 05:24pm EST

Pitfalls ahead for potential OMB successors?

Robert Shea, a principal at Grant Thornton and former associate director for administration and government performance at OMB, joined In Depth with Francis Rose to discuss the leadership changes at OMB as they unfold so close to budget time.

Tags: OMB , Jack Lew , Heather Higginbottom , budget , Congress , people , Grant Thornton , Robert Shea , In Depth , Francis Rose , Jack Moore

Tuesday - 01/10/2012, 09:43pm EST
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OMB's Jack Lew to take over as White House chief of staff

Office of Management and Budget Director Jacob "Jack" Lew will take over as White House chief of staff, as William Daley, the current top aide to the President, has announced his departure.

Tags: OMB , people , William Daley , White House , Jack Lew , Heath Higginbottom , Jack Moore

Monday - 01/09/2012, 04:25pm EST
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