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Discovering What Works is Critical, Says Zients

Before former Director of the Office of Management and Budget Peter Orszag stepped down from his post last Friday, he issued one last memorandum to the heads of executive departments and agencies. The memo outlined the process for conducting high-priority evaluations of government programs. Until Jack Lew is confirmed, Acting …

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Zients to Serve as OMB Acting Director

As OMB Director Peter Orszag steps down today, it has been announced Jeffrey Zients will assume his post until the new director is confirmed. Zients is currently OMB’s deputy director for management and the first federal chief performance officer. His post will be taken over by Rob Nabors, who is …

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Peter Orszag to Step Down as White House Budget Director

It has been announced that Peter Orszag will be stepping down from his position as White House budget director within the coming months. He will become the first high-profile member of the Obama administration to leave his position and is leaving before the administration faces its next budget. Orszag’s spokeman, …

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OMB Director Peter Orszag on Fraud-Fighting Initiatives

The Office of Management and Budget last week introduced two initiatives that will help reduce fraud and improper payments made to entities and individuals, cut government waste and create a more transparent government responsive to the American public, according to OMB Director Peter R. Orszag. Last week, President Barack Obama …

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Federal Employees Not Overpaid, Says OMB Chief Peter R. Orszag

Recent media reports that suggest federal employees are overpaid compared to their private-sector counterparts are “misleading,” Office of Management and Budget Director Peter R. Orszag said Tuesday. At a Government Executive Leadership Briefing held yesterday, Orszag talked about the recent press coverage that showed that for certain occupations, average salaries …

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OMB Contest Leads to VA Department Cost Savings

This past September, the Office of Management and Budget asked federal employees to come up with different ideas how to save money or become more efficient. OMB was overwhelmed with the number of ideas and responses they received. With 38,000 different ideas they decided to narrow it down to the …

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