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Daniel Werfel confirmed to be the controller in the Office of Management and Budget

Daniel Werfel will focus on three main areas as controller, getting the government to have a clean audit opinion, reducing improper payments and improving how agencies manage federal property. OMB director Orszag issues a memo asking agencies to meet the 45 day deadline to close their books, or ask for an extension by Nov. 1. Orszag says agencies may need more resources to get clean financial audits because of the Recovery Act.

Tags: management , Daniel Werfel , OMB , DoD , NASA , DHS , financial management , Controller

Wednesday - 10/14/2009, 03:15pm EDT

OMB details approach to program evaluations

A memo from OMB director Peter Orszag details three focus areas for agencies to evaluate programs around. Administration does not mention PART or GPRA in the guidance. Agencies have until Nov. 4 to ask for extra money or to evaluate certain high-priority initiatives.

Tags: management , Jeffrey Zients , OMB , performance management , program evaluations , PART , GPRA

Wednesday - 10/07/2009, 03:31pm EDT
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Agencies taking diverse paths to performance measurement

Labor to set up Chief Evaluation Office. VA to empower Performance Improvement Officer. USDA focuses on matching priorities with budget submission.

Tags: management , Scott Gould , Seth Harris , Kathleen Merrigan , Tom Vilsack , Jeffrey Zients , USDA , Labor , OMB , VA , performance management , Chief Evaluation Officer , chief performance officer , performance improvement officer

Thursday - 09/03/2009, 07:17am EDT
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National Finance Center defaulting to e-pay stubs

OMB says only 30 percent of NFC's 640,000 customers receive pay slips electronically. Employees must opt in to receive a paper pay stub.

Tags: pay & benefits , management , OMB , National Finance Center , USDA , DHS , Electronic pay stub , SAVE award

Monday - 03/29/2010, 07:42pm EDT

Mindsets must change if OMB's IT reforms are to work

OMB recently released a memo telling agencies they need to change the way they look at IT, but will simply telling them to make changes do the trick?

Tags: technology , management , OMB , Bill Eggers , Deloitte , Dorothy Ramienski , IT , cloud computing , DorobekInsider

Tuesday - 07/06/2010, 03:53pm EDT
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Open government initiative puts agencies on the clock

New directive gives departments several requirements over the next 120 days. OMB will track agency progress to meeting the memo's objectives through a dashboard. Experts optimistic about directive's impact, but express concern about resources and oversight.

Tags: management , technology , Vivek Kundra , Aneesh Chopra , Patrick Leahy , OMB , White House , Patrice McDermott , OpenTheGovernment.org , Open Government Directive , transparency

Tuesday - 12/08/2009, 05:06pm EST
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Senators want to tighten up inherently governmental definition

Lawmakers offer four specific changes to the current description. OMB working on new explanation for agencies on what jobs must stay in house.

Tags: contracting , OMB , Inherently government , insourcing , outsourcing

Monday - 03/22/2010, 01:49pm EDT

Technology, workforce advances key for OMB

OMB Director Orszag says the administration considered not requesting a raise for feds in 2011. But he says several reasons, including focusing on the workforce, swayed the decision. Orszag calls the workforce and technology key to transforming the government.

Tags: management , technology , pay & benefits , John Berry , OMB , OPM , Alan Balutis , cisco , federal workforce , IT systems , pay raise

Wednesday - 03/10/2010, 07:19am EST
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OMB, HHS create new health IT task force

New entity will be led by eight agencies, including OPM, VA and DoD. The focus will be on policy development, coordination and implementation of federal health IT.

Tags: technology , management , Kathleen Sebelius , OMB , HHS , OPM , VA , DoD , SSA , Commerce , USDA , health IT

Tuesday - 02/23/2010, 03:00pm EST

A spending plan that tries to cover all the bases

President Obama's newly released federal Budget for fiscal year 2011 has a number of "tall orders": spurring job creation, curbing fiscal spending, and reducing the federal deficit, all at the same time.

Tags: mngt , budget , OMB , President Obama , Max Cacas

Tuesday - 02/02/2010, 06:53am EST
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