The Mission and Structure of the Office and Management and Budget
OMB assists the President in the development and execution and his policies and programs. OMB has a hand in the development and resolution of all budget, policy, legislative, regulatory, procurement, and management issues on behalf of the President. OMB is composed of divisions organized either by Agency and program area or by functional responsibilities. However, the work of OMB often requires a broad exposure to issues and programs outside of the direct area of assigned responsibility.
Resource Management Offices
RMOs develop and support the President's management and budget agenda. These offices play a pivotal role in the annual negotiations with Congress over Federal fiscal policies, and provide ongoing policy and management guidance to Federal agencies. Resource Management Offices are organized by policy subject coinciding with the agencies under their purview. Staff in these offices become experts in their program and policy areas and are responsible for the analysis, evaluation, and implementation of policy options as well as the implementation of government-wide management initiatives.
These Offices analyze trends in and the consequences of aggregate budget policy. They provide strategic and technical support for budget decision-making and negotiations, and they monitor Congressional action on spending legislation. In addition, these offices provide technical expertise in budget concepts and execution.
The Legislative Reference Division coordinates articulation of the Administration's position on legislation. These offices coordinate the review and clearance of the Administration's legislative proposals and statements on bills progressing through Congress. This responsibility frequently requires resolution of conflicting agency views on legislation and negotiation of policy positions that respect the President's legislative priorities and program.
The Office of Federal Financial Management develops and provides direction on the implementation of financial management policies and systems. The Office of Federal Procurement Policy coordinates efforts to improve Federal procurement law, policies, and practices, which affect all Federal and federally-assisted purchases of goods, property, and services. The Office of Information and Regulatory Affairs (OIRA) oversees the Federal regulatory, information collection, and dissemination processes, seeking to improve regulatory and paperwork processes. OIRA reviews agency proposals to implement or revise Federal regulations and information requirements, and develops policies to improve government statistics and information management.
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