The Senate Confirms Biden’s OMB Director

Shalanda Young has been serving as acting director since March 2021.

New Interagency Council Will Further ‘Made in America’ Efforts

“From day one, President Biden has made clear that when the federal government spends taxpayer dollars, it should support American workers and businesses,” said an administration official. 

Agencies Will Still Have ‘Their Own Parameters’ on Returning to the Office Amid COVID Surge

There is no new guidance on reentry to workplaces, other than updates to reflect the latest Centers for Disease Control and Prevention recommendations.

Biden Orders Agencies to Take Steps to Improve Government Customer Service

The people-first approach tackles everything from federal benefits to passport services to disaster recovery. 

White House Releases 'Unprecedented’ Guidance to Agencies on Cooperating With Watchdogs

Strengthening communication and establishing liaisons for inspectors general offices are some of the new action items for agency leaders. 

Biden Administration Unveils Management Vision That Rests on Empowering Federal Employees

Other top priorities include serving citizens equitably, and improving the federal acquisition and financial management systems.

Vacancies Act Deadline Looms for Many of Biden’s Acting Officials, But the OMB Director Is an Exception

A statutory provision allows the deputy director of the management and budget office to serve as the agency’s acting leader indefinitely. 

Biden Team Wants to Know How Feds Feel About the Return to Office, Inclusion and More

Administration officials are seeking feedback in short “pulse” surveys that will go out roughly every two months.  

Watchdog Still Reviewing Trump Administration's Handling of Some Ukraine Funds 

GAO found that the Trump team broke the law by withholding $214 million in Defense funds for policy reasons, but is still looking at another $168 million in State Department funds.

OMB: Agency Equity Metrics a Work in Progress, Services Too Burdensome for Disadvantaged Groups

Acting OMB Director Shalanda Young described the measurement of equitable service as a “nascent” field, in need of constant development and review.

Biden to Nominate former HUD Official to Lead Federal Procurement Office

If confirmed, Biniam Gebre would play a leading role in administering the administration’s ambitious management plans.

Top Contracting Group Advises Biden Administration on Advancing Equity

The Professional Services Council responded to a request for information from the Office of Management and Budget.