The Office of Management and Budget has requested that agencies propose 10 percent budget reductions for minor programs in 2015 as the government seeks to align funds with effective programs, Federal News Radio reported Thursday.
Jason Miller writes government agencies will need to eliminate duplicated programs based on the Government Accountability Office’s report and consolidate fragmented programs in their 2015 budget request.
OMB director Sylvia Burwell told agencies that this budget plan is intended to help President Barack Obama implement budgetary measures that comply with the Budget Control Act and prioritize government programs, according to the article.
Burwell asked the agencies to collaborate with the OMB over the next several months to review the 2014 budget proposal before formulating the 2015 budget request with savings plan.
Miller writes the OMB advised agencies to exclude programs covered by existing sequestration, as well as reclassified spending.
Agencies also need to recommend new strategic and performance goals through 2015, according to Burwell.
These goals cover the management, customer service, mission support, technology and human resources, the Federal News Radio reported.