Mission and Structure of the
Office of Management and Budget
the President in the development and execution of his policies and
programs. OMB has a hand in the development and resolution of all
budget, policy, legislative, regulatory, procurement, e-gov, 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
and support the President's Budget and Management 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
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.
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.
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 regulations and information requirements, and develops
policies to improve government statistics and information management.