OMB Staffer Faces Discipline Over Intimidation Charges
By Tom Shoop
Remember the allegations back in January that an Office of Management and Budget employee had threatened "to make life miserable" for an official at the Office of Personnel Management's inspector general office if the IG complained to Congress about his budget? OMB Director Peter Orszag promised an expedited review of the charges, and he has delivered.
The Washington Post's Federal Eye reports that Orszag told the House Oversight and Government Reform Committee on Friday that the OMB employee, a career staffer, will soon face disciplinary action.
Threats of budgetary retaliation are "unacceptable at OMB," Orszag said. But he added that the incident appears to be isolated.