- Office of Management and Budget
Office of Management and Budget Agency overview Formed 1970 Preceding agency Bureau of the Budget Headquarters Old Executive Office Building Employees 529 Annual budget $92.8 million (FY 2011) Agency executive Jacob Lew, Director Parent agency Executive Office of the President of the United States Website Office of Management and Budget
The Office of Management and Budget (OMB) is a Cabinet-level office, and is the largest office within the Executive Office of the President of the United States (EOP).
The current OMB Director is Jacob Lew.
The Bureau of the Budget, OMB's predecessor, was established as a part of the Department of the Treasury by the Budget and Accounting Act of 1921, which was signed into law by President Warren G. Harding. The Bureau of the Budget was moved to the EOP in 1939, and reorganized into OMB in 1970 during the Nixon administration. The first OMB included Roy Ash (head), Paul O'Neill (assistant director), Fred Malek (deputy director) and Frank Zarb (associate director) and two dozen others. In the 1990s, OMB was reorganized to remove the distinction between management staff and budgetary staff by combining those dual roles into each given program examiner within the Resource Management Offices.
The OMB's predominant mission is to assist the President in overseeing the preparation of the federal budget and to supervise its administration in Executive Branch agencies. In helping to formulate the President's spending plans, the OMB evaluates the effectiveness of agency programs, policies, and procedures, assesses competing funding demands among agencies, and sets funding priorities. The OMB ensures that agency reports, rules, testimony, and proposed legislation are consistent with the President's Budget and with Administration policies.
In addition, the OMB oversees and coordinates the Administration's procurement, financial management, information, and regulatory policies. In each of these areas, the OMB's role is to help improve administrative management, to develop better performance measures and coordinating mechanisms, and to reduce any unnecessary burdens on the public.
The Office contains significant numbers of both career and politically appointed staff; OMB staff provide important continuity within the EOP since several hundred career professionals remain in their positions regardless of which party occupies the White House. Six positions within OMB – the Director, the Deputy Director, the Deputy Director for Management, and the administrators of the Office of Information and Regulatory Affairs, the Office of Federal Procurement Policy, and the Office of Federal Financial Management are presidentially appointed and Senate-confirmed positions.
The largest component of the Office of Management and Budget are the four Resource Management Offices which are organized along functional lines mirroring the U.S. federal government, each led by an OMB associate director. Approximately half of all OMB staff are assigned to these offices, the majority of whom are designated as program examiners. Program examiners can be assigned to monitor one or more federal agencies or may be assigned a topical area, such as monitoring issues relating to U.S. Navy warships. These staff have dual responsibility for both management and budgetary issues, as well as responsibility for giving expert advice on all aspects relating to their programs. Each year they review federal agency budget requests and help decide what resource requests will be sent to Congress as part of the president’s budget. They perform in-depth program evaluations using the Program Assessment Rating Tool, review proposed regulations, agency testimony, analyze pending legislation, and oversee the aspects of the President's Management Agenda including agency management scorecards. They are often called upon to provide analysis information to any EOP staff member. They also provide important information to those assigned to the statutory offices within OMB, which are Office of Information and Regulatory Affairs, the Office of Federal Procurement Policy, the Office of Federal Financial Management, and the Office of E-Government & Information Technology whose job it is to specialize in issues such as federal regulations or procurement policy and law.
Other offices are OMB-wide support offices which include the Office of General Counsel, the Office of Legislative Affairs, the Budget Review Division (BRD), and the Legislative Reference Division. The BRD performs government-wide budget coordination and is largely responsible for the technical aspects relating to the release of the president’s budget each February. With respect to the estimation of spending for the executive branch, the BRD serves a purpose parallel to that of the Congressional Budget Office for the estimation of spending for Congress, the Department of the Treasury for the estimation of revenues for the executive branch, and the Joint Committee on Taxation for the estimation of revenues for Congress.
The Legislative Reference Division has the important role of being the central clearing house across the federal government for proposed legislation or testimony by federal officials. It distributes proposed legislation and testimony to all relevant federal reviewers and distils the comments into a consensus opinion of the Administration about the proposal. They are also responsible for writing an Enrolled Bill Memorandum to the president once a bill is presented by both bodies of Congress for the president’s signature. The Enrolled Bill Memorandum details the particulars of the bill, opinions on the bill from relevant federal departments, and an overall opinion about whether the bill should be signed into law or vetoed. They also issue Statements of Administration Policy that let Congress know the White House’s official position on proposed legislation.
- Director, OMB
- Deputy Director, OMB
- Legal Affairs Division
- Legislative Affairs Division
- Strategic Planning and Communications Division
- Management and Operations Division
- Economic Policy Division
- Legislative Reference Division
- Budget Review Division
- Resource Management Offices
- Natural Resources Programs
- Education, Income Maintenance and Labor Programs
- Health Programs
- General Government Programs
- National Security Programs
- Deputy Director for Management and Chief Performance Officer
- Office of Federal Financial Management
- Office of Federal Procurement Policy
- Office of E-Government and Information Technology
- Office of Performance and Personnel Management
- Office of Information and Regulatory Affairs
- Deputy Director, OMB
- Director of the Office of Management and Budget: Jacob Lew
- Deputy Director of the Office of Management and Budget: Heather Higginbottom 
- Deputy Director for Management (Chief Performance Officer): Jeffrey Zients
- General Counsel: Preeta D. Bansal
- General Counsel (designate): Boris Bershteyn
- Controller of the Office of Federal Financial Management: Daniel Werfel
- Administrator of the Office of Federal Procurement Policy: Daniel Gordon
- Administrator of the Office of E-Government & Information Technology (Chief Information Officer): Vivek Kundra
- Administrator of the Office of Information and Regulatory Affairs: Cass R. Sunstein
List of Directors
# Name Dates served President Notes 1 Charles Dawes June 23, 1921 - June 30, 1922 Warren G. Harding Dawes would later become Vice President of the United States under Calvin Coolidge and the U.S. Ambassador to the United Kingdom under Herbert Hoover 2 Herbert Lord July 1, 1922 - May 31, 1929 Warren G. Harding, Calvin Coolidge, Herbert Hoover 3 Clawson Roop August 15, 1929 - March 3, 1933 Herbert Hoover 4 Lewis Douglas March 7, 1933 - August 31, 1934 Franklin D. Roosevelt 5 Daniel W. Bell September 1, 1934 - April 14, 1939 Franklin D. Roosevelt 6 Harold D. Smith April 15, 1939 - June 19, 1946 Franklin D. Roosevelt, Harry S. Truman 7 James E. Webb July 13, 1946 - January 27, 1949 Harry S. Truman Webb later became the second administrator of NASA under Presidents Kennedy and Johnson 8 Frank Pace February 1, 1949 - April 12, 1950 Harry S. Truman 9 Frederick Lawton April 13, 1950 - January 21, 1953 Harry S. Truman 10 Joseph Dodge January 22, 1953 - April 15, 1954 Dwight D. Eisenhower 11 Rowland Hughes April 16, 1954 - April 1, 1956 Dwight D. Eisenhower 12 Percival Brundage April 2, 1956 - March 17, 1958 Dwight D. Eisenhower 13 Maurice H. Stans March 18, 1958 - January 21, 1961 Dwight D. Eisenhower 14 David E. Bell January 22, 1961 - December 20, 1962 John F. Kennedy 15 Kermit Gordon December 28, 1962 - June 1, 1965 John F. Kennedy, Lyndon B. Johnson 16 Charles Schultze June 1, 1965 - January 28, 1968 Lyndon B. Johnson Schultze later served as Chairman of the Council of Economic Advisers under President Jimmy Carter. 17 Charles Zwick January 29, 1968 - January 21, 1969 Lyndon B. Johnson 18 Robert Mayo January 22, 1969 - June 30, 1970 Richard Nixon 19 George P. Shultz July 1, 1970 - June 11, 1972 Richard Nixon Shultz had previously served President Nixon as Secretary of Labor and would later serve under him as Secretary of the Treasury and under Ronald Reagan as Secretary of State. 20 Caspar Weinberger June 12, 1972 - February 1, 1973 Richard Nixon Weinberger later served as Secretary of Health, Education, and Welfare under Presidents Nixon and Ford, and as Secretary of Defense under President Reagan 21 Roy Ash February 2, 1973 - February 3, 1975 Richard Nixon, Gerald Ford 22 James T. Lynn February 10, 1975 - January 20, 1977 Gerald Ford Lynn left to head Aetna Insurance 23 Bert Lance January 21, 1977 - September 23, 1977 Jimmy Carter Lance resigned amid a corruption scandal 24 James T. McIntyre September 24, 1977 - January 20, 1981 Jimmy Carter 25 David Stockman January 21, 1981 - August 1, 1985 Ronald Reagan 26 James C. Miller III October 8, 1985 - October 15, 1988 Ronald Reagan 27 Joseph R. Wright, Jr. October 16, 1988 - January 20, 1989 Ronald Reagan 28 Richard Darman January 25, 1989 - January 20, 1993 George H. W. Bush 29 Leon Panetta January 21, 1993 - October 1994 Bill Clinton Panetta became President Clinton's Chief of Staff and serves under President Barack Obama as Director of the Central Intelligence Agency and United States Secretary of Defense 30 Alice Rivlin October 17, 1994 - April 26, 1996 Bill Clinton Rivlin became a governor of the Federal Reserve after leaving OMB 31 Franklin D. Raines September 13, 1996 - May 21, 1998 Bill Clinton Raines became CEO of Fannie Mae 32 Jacob Lew May 21, 1998 - January 19, 2001 Bill Clinton Jacob Lew served as deputy director of OMB from 1995 to 1998 33 Mitch Daniels January 23, 2001 - June 6, 2003 George W. Bush Daniels left and successfully ran for governor of Indiana 34 Joshua B. Bolten June 26, 2003 - April 15, 2006 George W. Bush Bolten became President Bush's Chief of Staff 35 Rob Portman May 26, 2006 - June 19, 2007 George W. Bush Portman had previously served President Bush as United States Trade Representative and was elected to the U.S. Senate from Ohio in 2010. 36 Jim Nussle September 4, 2007 - January 20, 2009 George W. Bush 37 Peter Orszag January 20, 2009 - July 30, 2010 Barack Obama 37 Jeffrey Zients July 30, 2010 - November 18, 2010 Barack Obama Acting Director during remainder of Orszag's term 38 Jacob Lew November 18, 2010 – present Barack Obama
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- Office of Federal Financial Management
- Office of Federal Procurement Policy
- Office of E-Government & Information Technology
- Office of Information and Regulatory Affairs
- ^ "FedScope". Office of Management and Budget. http://www.fedscope.opm.gov/cognos/cgi-bin/ppdscgi.exe?DC=Q&E=/FSe%20-%20Status/Employment%20-%20December%202010&LA=en&LO=en-us&BACK=/cognos/cgi-bin/ppdscgi.exe?toc=%2FFSe%20-%20Status&LA=en&LO=en-us. Retrieved 19 July 2011.
- ^ http://www.archives.gov/federal-register/codification/executive-order/11541.html
- ^ "OMB Organization Chart". Office of Management and Budget. http://www.whitehouse.gov/omb/assets/about_omb/omb_org_chart.pdf. Retrieved 17 September 2009.
- ^ "President-elect Barack Obama announces Office of Management and Budget Director and Deputy Director" (Press release). Office of the President-Elect. 2008-11-25. http://change.gov/newsroom/entry/president_elect_barack_obama_announces_office_of_management_and_budget_dire/. Retrieved 2009-06-05.
- ^ "Weekly Address: Efficiency and Innovation" (Press release). Office of the Press Secretary. 2009-04-18. http://www.whitehouse.gov/blog/09/04/18/Weekly-Address-Efficiency-and-Innovation/. Retrieved 2009-06-05.
- ^ "Nominations sent to the Senate" (Press release). Office of the Press Secretary. 2008-08-04. http://www.whitehouse.gov/the_press_office/Presidential-nominations-sent-to-the-Senate-8-04-09/. Retrieved 2009-11-15.
- ^ "Nominations sent to the Senate" (Press release). Office of the Press Secretary. 2009-10-05. http://www.whitehouse.gov/the_press_office/Presidential-Nominations-Sent-to-the-Senate-10/5/09. Retrieved 2009-12-22.
- ^ "President Obama Names Vivek Kundra Chief Information Officer" (Press release). Office of the Press Secretary. 2009-03-05. http://www.whitehouse.gov/the_press_office/President-Obama-Names-Vivek-Kundra-Chief-Information-Officer/. Retrieved 2009-06-05.
- ^ "President Obama Announces Another Key OMB Post" (Press release). Office of the Press Secretary. 2009-04-20. http://www.whitehouse.gov/the_press_office/President-Obama-Announces-Another-Key-OMB-Post/. Retrieved 2009-06-07.
- ^ "Directors of The Office of Management and Budget and The Bureau of the Budget". Office of Management and Budget(Archived). http://www.whitehouse.gov/omb/organization_former_directors/. Retrieved 18 October 2009.
- Office of Management and Budget - organization's web site
- Organisation Chart
- Death and Taxes: 2009 A visual guide and infographic of the 2009 United States federal discretionary budget request as prepared by the OMB.
- "The Decision Makers: Office of Management and Budget" GovExec.com, August 22, 2005
- OMB Regulatory Officials By Administration
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