Tag Archives: OMB

Why the Trump Hiring Freeze Is Likely Illegal?, by Sam Wice

by Guest Blogger — Friday, May 26, 2017

President Trump’s hiring freeze is likely illegal. In an effort to reduce the size of the federal workforce, President Trump instituted a general hiring freeze on new federal workers. Subsequently, President Trump issued a memo instructing agencies to “begin taking immediate actions to achieve near-term workforce reductions and cost savings, including planning for funding levels […]

A Syllabus on OIRA, by Jim Tozzi

by Guest Blogger — Friday, Dec. 2, 2016

In any incoming Administration there are two unique appointments which could have a significant impact on the ultimate success or failure of an Administration, the Director of OMB and the leader of one of its component offices—the Office of Information and Regulatory Affairs, OIRA. The former helps develop and enforce Presidential policies using the annual […]

Review: Pasachoff’s The President’s Budget as a Source of Agency Policy Control, by Jim Tozzi

by Guest Blogger — Tuesday, Aug. 9, 2016

[Editor’s Note: This is Jim Tozzi’s review of Eloise Pasachoff, The President’s Budget as a Source of Agency Policy Control, 125 Yale Law Journal 2182 (2016), which originally appeared here.  Jim Tozzi served as a career regulatory official in five consecutive Administrations and was instrumental in the establishment of centralized regulatory review.] Centralized regulatory review began on the “budget […]

New Regulatory Policy Development: OMB’s Revised Guidance to Federal Agencies on Standards and Conformity Assessment, by Jeff Weiss

by Guest Blogger — Friday, Feb. 12, 2016

On January 27, 2016, the White House Office of Management and Budget (OMB) published its long-awaited revision of Circular A-119 on “Federal Participation in the Development and Use of Voluntary Consensus Standards and in Conformity Assessment Activities.” The new policy was developed through an interagency process that took into account public input received during two […]

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