EOP Foundation Seminars - Public Sector

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Custom Course #20 - Role of OMB in Budget, Regulatory and management Program Analysis and Decision-Making

The curriculum will discuss how OMB assists assist the President in overseeing the preparation of the Federal budget and to supervise its administration in Executive Branch agencies. The course will educate participants on how OMB evaluates the effectiveness of agency programs, policies, and procedures, assesses competing funding demands among agencies, and sets funding priorities. The curriculum will discuss the steps OMB takes to ensure that agency reports, rules, testimony, and proposed legislation are consistent with the President's budget and with Administration policies. OMB also oversees and coordinates the Administration's procurement, financial management, information, and regulatory policies. It will also discuss OMB's role in helping to improve administrative management, to develop better performance measures and coordinating mechanisms, and to reduce any unnecessary burdens on the public.

Course Objectives

The course will cover in detail the various processes involved during the formulation and implementation of the budget. Upon completion of the course, participants will have a clear knowledge of the following:

  • The importance of OMB circulars and their effect on the various departments and agencies within the government. The curriculum will also discuss the diversity of departmental responsibilities and how they translate to circulars;

  • OMB's relationship with authorization committees and appropriations committees and White House;

  • The impacts and implications of Presidential executive orders;

  • The politics of OMB and how this relates to Congress;

  • Congressional authority and regulatory plans issued to OMB from Departments and Agencies;

  • OMB's role in the regulatory review process; and

  • The oversight of OMB regarding the President's Management Agenda and Presidential direction in budget policy decision-making.