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Office of Management and Budget

New Executive Office Building, Washington, DC 20503

202-395-3080
http://www.whitehouse.gov/omb

DIRECTOR Russell T. Vought
Deputy Director (vacancy)

Deputy Director for Management Michael J. Rigas, Acting
General Counsel Mark R. Paoletta
Intellectual Property Enforcement Coordinator Vishal J. Amin

ASSISTANT DIRECTORS

ASSISTANT DIRECTORS
Budget Kelly A. Kinneen
Legislative Reference Matthew J. Vaeth
Management and Operations Sarah W. Spooner

HEADS OF STATUTORY OFFICES

HEADS OF STATUTORY OFFICES
ADMINISTRATORS
Electronic Government and Information Technology Suzette K. Kent
Federal Procurement Policy Michael E. Wooten
Information and Regulatory Affairs Paul J. Ray

CONTROLLER
Federal Financial Management (vacancy)

The Office of Management and Budget assists the President in discharging budgetary, management, and other responsibilities; develops, coordinates, oversees, and implements Federal Government policies affecting financial management and procurement, rules and regulations, and information and statistics; and promotes better program and administrative management, develops measures for agency-performance, and improves coordination of operations within the executive branch.

ESTABLISHMENT AND ORGANIZATION

On April 3, 1939, President Franklin D. Roosevelt approved Public Law 76–19, which also is cited as the Reorganization Act of 1939 (53 Stat. 561). Pursuant to the Act, President Roosevelt prepared an appropriate plan of reorganization.

https://www.loc.gov/law/help/statutes-at-large/76th-congress/session-1/c76s1ch36.pdf

Reorganization Plan No. 1 of 1939 transferred the Bureau of the Budget and its functions and personnel from the Department of the Treasury to the Executive Office of the President. President Roosevelt submitted the plan to the Senate and House of Representatives on April 25.

https://uscode.house.gov/view.xhtml?req=granuleid:USC-prelim-title5a-node84-leaf86&num=0&edition=prelim

On July 1, 1939, the National Archives published President Roosevelt's reorganization plan in the Federal Register (4 FR 2727). The Bureau of the Budget was the forerunner of the Office of Management and Budget (OMB).

https://www.govinfo.gov/content/pkg/FR-1939-07-01/pdf/FR-1939-07-01.pdf

Pursuant to the provisions of chapter 9 of 5 U.S.C., President Richard M. Nixon prepared Reorganization Plan No. 2 of 1970 and submitted it to the Senate and House of Representatives on March 12. The plan redesignated the Bureau of the Budget as the OMB.

https://uscode.house.gov/view.xhtml?req=granuleid:USC-prelim-title5a-node84-leaf177&num=0&edition=prelim

On May 23, 1970, the National Archives published the reorganization plan in the Federal Register (35 FR 7959).

https://www.govinfo.gov/content/pkg/FR-1970-05-23/pdf/FR-1970-05-23.pdf

Pursuant to Reorganization Plan No. 2 of 1970, President Nixon issued Executive Order 11541 on July 1, 1970. The Executive order prescribed the duties of the newly designated OMB and was published the next day, in the Federal Register (35 FR 10737).

https://www.govinfo.gov/content/pkg/FR-1970-07-02/pdf/FR-1970-07-02.pdf

STATUTORY AND REGULATORY AUTHORITIES

Codified statutory material on money and finance has been assigned to 31 U.S.C. Chapter 5, which comprises sections 501–522, of that title is dedicated to statutory material affecting the OMB.

https://uscode.house.gov/view.xhtml?path=/prelim@title31/subtitle1/chapter5&edition=prelim

"Subtitle A—Office of Management and Budget Guidance for Grants and Agreements," which comprises parts 1–299, has been assigned to 2 CFR.

https://www.ecfr.gov/cgi-bin/text-idx?SID=76703d9ac3361ee46fdf902194fd8a1f&mc=true&tpl=/ecfrbrowse/Title02/2subtitleA.tpl

"Chapter III—Office of Management and Budget," which comprises parts 1300–1399, has been assigned to 5 CFR. That CFR title contains codified rules and regulations whose contents deal with the subject of administrative personnel.

https://www.ecfr.gov/cgi-bin/text-idx?SID=be579a84626d26223245cc3a9139c7d9&mc=true&tpl=/ecfrbrowse/Title05/5chapterIII.tpl

ACTIVITIES

The OMB's principle functions are diverse and many. They include assisting the President with the development of more effective Government and its maintenance by reviewing the organizational structure and management procedures of the executive branch; assisting with the development of efficient coordinating mechanisms for the implementation of Government activities and the expansion of interagency cooperation; assisting the President with preparation of the budget and formulation of the Government's fiscal program; supervising and controlling the administration of the budget; assisting the President with clearing and coordinating departmental advice on proposed legislation and with making recommendations to effect Presidential action on legislative enactments; assisting with the development of regulatory reform proposals and programs for paperwork reduction; assisting with the consideration, clearing, and preparation of proposed Executive orders and proclamations; planning and developing information systems that provide the President with program performance data; planning, conducting, and promoting evaluation efforts that help the President assess program efficiency, performance, and objectives; improving the efficiency and effectiveness of the procurement processes by guiding procurement policies, procedures, regulations, and use of forms; and informing the President of the progress of Government agency activities with respect to proposed, initiated, and completed work, together with the relative timing of work between agencies of the Government—to the end that the work programs of executive branch agencies may be coordinated and that the moneys the U.S. Congress appropriates may be expended with economy, barring overlapping and duplication of effort.

Sources of Information

Archived Records

The "Guide to Federal Records in the National Archives of the United States" indicates that OMB records have been assigned to record group 051.

https://www.archives.gov/research/guide-fed-records/groups/051.html

Budget / Spending

Executive orders and memoranda, factsheets, statements and releases, and other budget- and spending-related news items are posted on the White House website.

https://www.whitehouse.gov/issues/budget-spending

Career Opportunities

In 2019, the OMB ranked 6th among 28 small Government agencies in the Partnership for Public Service's Best Places To Work Agency Rankings.

https://bestplacestowork.org/rankings/detail/BO00

Chief Financial Officers Council

The Chief Financial Officers Act of 1990 (PL 101–576) established the Chief Financial Officers Council. The OMB's deputy director for management serves as the chair of the Council. The General Services Administration and the OMB jointly manage its website.

https://www.cfo.gov/about-the-council

Circulars

The OMB posts information and instructions that it issues to Federal agencies on its "Circulars" web page.

https://www.whitehouse.gov/omb/information-for-agencies/circulars

Contact

Postal correspondence should be addressed to the Office of Management and Budget, 725 Seventeenth Street NW., Washington, DC 20503. Information and directory assistance are available. Phone, 202-395-3080.

https://www.whitehouse.gov/omb

Congressional inquiries may be made by phone. Phone, 202-395-4790. Congressional correspondence may be sent by facsimile. Fax, 202-395-3729.

Media inquiries may be made by email, facsimile, or phone. Fax, 202-395-3888. Phone, 202-395-7254.

Email: media@omb.eop.gov

Council of the Inspectors General on Integrity and Efficiency (CIGIE)

The Inspector General Reform Act of 2008 (PL 110–409) established the CIGIE as an independent entity within the executive branch. The OMB's deputy director for management serves as the executive chair of the Council.

https://www.ignet.gov/content/cigie-governing-documents

Economy / Jobs

Executive orders and proclamations, factsheets, remarks, press briefings, statements and releases, and other economic and job-related news items are posted on the White House website.

https://www.whitehouse.gov/issues/economy-jobs

Federal Register

Significant documents and documents that the OMB recently published in the Federal Register are accessible online.

https://www.federalregister.gov/agencies/management-and-budget-office

Freedom of Information Act (FOIA)

To any person, the FOIA gives a statutory right for obtaining access to Government information in the records of executive branch agencies. This right to access has limits, when any of nine exemptions that are contained within the statute shield the requested information from disclosure. Information on how to submit a FOIA request is available online. The OMB's FOIA Requester Service Center also provides assistance. Phone, 202-395-3642.

https://www.whitehouse.gov/omb/freedom-information-act-foia | Email: OMBFOIA@omb.eop.gov

Many OMB documents are freely available online and do not require a FOIA request for gaining access to them. These documents are called "proactive disclosures" because the OMB proactively posts them online. Documents that are disclosed in the interest of transparency and documents that have been requested frequently under the FOIA are examples of proactive disclosures. Before submitting a FOIA request, an information seeker should browse the holdings of the OMB's electronic FOIA library to see if the desired information has been posted already.

https://www.whitehouse.gov/omb/freedom-information-act-foia/#FOIA_Library

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

The OMB posts answers to FAQs on its Freedom of Information Act web page. The first set of FAQs are about the OMB: What does it do; what offices belong to it; and what types of records does it have?

https://www.whitehouse.gov/omb/freedom-information-act-foia/#_Frequently_Asked_Questions

The OMB's Office of Information and Regulatory Affairs posts answers to FAQs that deal with regulations, rules, and the process of making rules, on the website reginfo.gov.

https://www.reginfo.gov/public/jsp/Utilities/faq.myjsp

Government Performance

The website performance.gov allows the public to monitor Federal agencies' efforts to make Government leaner, smarter, and more effective by cutting waste, streamlining, and improving performance. This site meets the requirements of the GPRA Modernization Act of 2010 (PL 111–352) for an online and centralized performance reporting portal. Performance.gov promotes awareness of the President's management agenda, the Federal performance management framework, and the Federal goal-setting process. The General Services Administration and the OMB jointly manage the website.

https://www.performance.gov

Government Reform and Reorganization

President Trump's administration has posted its plan for reforming Government and its recommendations for reorganizing it. "Delivering Government Solutions in the 21st Century" is available in Portable Document Format (PDF) for viewing and downloading.

https://www.whitehouse.gov/omb/management/government-reform

Intellectual Property

The Office of the U.S. Intellectual Property Enforcement Coordinator promotes and protects the Nation's innovative economy. The Office posts initiatives, reports, and strategies.

https://www.whitehouse.gov/omb/office-u-s-intellectual-property-enforcement-coordinator-ipec/#new | Email: intellectualproperty@omb.eop.gov

President's Budget

President Trump's budget for Fiscal Year 2021 is available online. Past budgets of former Presidents are also available in Portable Document Format (PDF) for viewing and downloading.

https://www.whitehouse.gov/omb/budget

Publications

The U.S. Government Bookstore, which the Government Publishing Office maintains on its website, has many publications that deal with Federal deficits, Government budgets, and the Nation's economic outlook.

https://bookstore.gpo.gov/catalog/budget-economy | Email: mainbks@gpo.gov

Sequestration

The OMB posts sequestration reports on whitehouse.gov.

https://www.whitehouse.gov/omb/legislative/sequestration-reports-orders

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