Jun
26

OMB’s Mulvaney: Agency’s budget increase will help with reorganization responsibilities

From: Federal News Radio | 1500am

By Meredith Somers

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“You will see us spending more money on places that are the president’s priorities and less elsewhere, just as we did with the rest of the budget,” Mulvaney said during a June 21 House Appropriations subcommittee hearing.

“We have the Office of Information and Regulatory Affairs [OIRA], and also within OMB is the Office of Performance and Personnel Management [OPPM]. OIRA and OPPM are the agencies within OMB, within the [Executive Office of the President], that are primarily responsible for two of the president’s highest priorities,” Mulvaney said. “This is the executive order that deals with the reorganization of the executive branch of the government, and the executive order that deals with the deregulation of the government … through two out before one comes in.”

Jun
20

Administrative Conference of the United States Adopts Recommendations That Improve Government Transparency, Reduce Administrative Costs and Litigation, and Streamline Processes

From: Administrative Conference of the United States

Submitted by Harry Seidman

Administrative Conference of the United States Adopts Recommendations That Improve Government Transparency, Reduces Administrative Costs and Litigation, and Streamlines Processes

Washington, June 16, 2017 – At its 67th Plenary Session, the Administrative Conference of the United States (ACUS) Assembly formally adopted Recommendation 2017-1, Adjudication Materials on Agency Websites and Recommendation 2017-2, Negotiated Rulemaking.

Adjudication Materials on Agency Websites provides government agencies with guidance on how to make important adjudication materials readily available on agency websites, thereby improving transparency while also reducing agencies’ associated costs and administrative burdens. The recommendation furthers the spirit of the FOIA Improvement Act of 2016, which encourages expansive proactive disclosure of federal records.

Jun
05

Amid Rancor, Evidence-Based Policy Panel Leaders Optimistic

From: BNA/Daily Report for Executives

By Jonathan Nicholson

You’ll see us in September and we’re bringing recommendations.

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And it’s a surprising message from the pair, who head the bipartisan Commission on Evidence-Based Policymaking, a 15-member panel created to bring together experts in social policy, data and privacy to figure out how to make federal data on spending and tax programs more useful and accessible.

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