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Proposed Designation of Databases for Treasury's Working System Under the Do Not Pay Initiative
Document Number: 2017-19433
Type: Notice
Date: 2017-09-13
Agency: Management and Budget Office, Executive Office of the President
Section 5(b)(1)(B) of the Improper Payments Elimination and Recovery Improvement Act of 2012 (IPERIA) provides that the Director of the Office of Management and Budget (OMB), in consultation with agencies, may designate additional databases for inclusion under the Do Not Pay (DNP) Initiative. IPERIA further requires OMB to provide public notice and an opportunity for comment prior to designating additional databases. In fulfillment of this requirement, OMB is publishing this Notice of Proposed Designation to designate the following six databases: (1) The Department of the Treasury's (Treasury) Office of Foreign Assets Control's Specially Designated Nationals List (OFAC List), (2) data from the General Services Administration's (GSA) System for Award Management (SAM) sensitive financial data from entity registration records (including those records formerly housed in the legacy Excluded Parties List System), (3) the Internal Revenue Service's (IRS) Automatic Revocation of Exemption List (ARL), (4) the IRS's Exempt Organizations Select Check (EO Select Check), (5) the IRS's e-Postcard database, and (6) the commercial database American InfoSource (AIS) Deceased Data for inclusion in the Do Not Pay Initiative. This notice has a 30-day comment period.
Performance Review Board Membership
Document Number: 2017-17852
Type: Notice
Date: 2017-08-23
Agency: Management and Budget Office, Executive Office of the President
The Office of Management and Budget (OMB) publishes the names of the members selected to serve on its SES Performance Review Board (PRB). This notice supersedes all previous notices of the PRB membership.
OMB Sequestration Update Report to the President and Congress for Fiscal Year 2018
Document Number: 2017-17595
Type: Notice
Date: 2017-08-21
Agency: Management and Budget Office, Executive Office of the President
OMB is issuing the OMB Sequestration Update Report to the President and Congress for Fiscal Year 2018 to report on the status of the discretionary caps and on the compliance of pending discretionary appropriations legislation with those caps. For fiscal year 2017, the report finds enacted appropriations to be within the spending limits. For fiscal year 2018, the report finds that, if the current limits remain unchanged, under OMB's estimates of actions to date by the House of Representatives for the 12 annual appropriations bills would result in a sequestration of approximately $72.4 billion in defense programs. The report also finds that actions or funding guidance by the Senate would result in a sequestration of approximately $2.0 billion in defense programs and $3.8 billion for non-defense programs. Finally, the report also contains OMB's Preview Estimate of the Disaster Relief Funding Adjustment for FY 2018.
Uniform Administrative Requirements, Cost Principles, and Audit Requirements
Document Number: 2017-17054
Type: Notice
Date: 2017-08-14
Agency: Management and Budget Office, Executive Office of the President
This Notice announces the availability of the 2017 OMB Audit Requirements, Appendix XICompliance Supplement (2017 Supplement). This Notice also offers interested parties an opportunity to comment on the 2017 Supplement.
OMB Final Sequestration Report to the President and Congress for Fiscal Year 2017
Document Number: 2017-10660
Type: Notice
Date: 2017-05-24
Agency: Management and Budget Office, Executive Office of the President
OMB is issuing its Final Sequestration Report to the President and Congress for FY 2017 to report on compliance of enacted 2017 discretionary appropriations legislation with the discretionary caps. The report finds that enacted appropriations are within the current law defense and non-defense discretionary limits for 2017; therefore, a sequestration of discretionary budget authority is not required. The report also finds that enacted supplemental appropriations for 2016 are within the 2016 caps.
Uniform Administrative Requirements, Cost Principles, and Audit Requirements for Federal Awards
Document Number: 2017-09909
Type: Rule
Date: 2017-05-17
Agency: Management and Budget Office, Executive Office of the President
The Office of Management and Budget (OMB) is updating the final guidance that appeared in the Federal Register on December 26, 2013. Guidance on the effective/applicability date is revised to allow a grace period of one additional fiscal year for non-Federal entities to implement changes to their procurement policies and procedures in accordance with guidance on procurement standards. Other requirements in the section remain unchanged.
Notice of Request for Comment on Government-Wide Reform
Document Number: 2017-09702
Type: Notice
Date: 2017-05-15
Agency: Management and Budget Office, Executive Office of the President
The Executive Office of the President invites the public to suggest improvements to the organization and functioning of the Executive Branch. These suggestions will help inform the development of the proposed Government-wide Reform Plan, designed to create a leaner, more accountable, and more efficient government that works for the American people.
Proposals From the Federal Interagency Working Group for Revision of the Standards for Maintaining, Collecting, and Presenting Federal Data on Race and Ethnicity
Document Number: 2017-03973
Type: Notice
Date: 2017-03-01
Agency: Management and Budget Office, Executive Office of the President
OMB requests comments on the proposals that it has received from the Federal Interagency Working Group for Research on Race and Ethnicity (Working Group) for revisions to OMB's Standards for Maintaining, Collecting, and Presenting Federal Data on Race and Ethnicity. The Working Group's report and proposals, which are presented here in brief and available on https://www.whitehouse.gov/ briefing-room/presidential-actions/related-omb-material and on http:// www.regulations.gov in their entirety, are the result of a two-year, focused review of the implementation of the current standards. The Working Group's report reflects an examination of current practice, public comment received in response to the Federal Register Notice posted by OMB on September 30, 2016, and empirical analyses of publicly available data. The report also notes statutory needs and feasibility considerations, including cost and public burden. Initial proposals and specific questions to the public appear under the section Issues for Comment. None of the proposals has yet been adopted and no interim decisions have been made concerning them. The Working Group's report and its proposals are being published to solicit further input from the public. OMB plans to announce its decision in mid-2017 so that revisions, if any, can be reflected in preparations for the 2020 Census. OMB can modify or reject any of the proposals, and OMB has the option of making no changes. The report and its proposals are published in this Notice because OMB believes that they are worthy of public discussion, and OMB's decision will benefit from obtaining the public's views on the recommendations.
2016 Statutory Pay-as-You-Go Act Annual Report
Document Number: 2017-01704
Type: Notice
Date: 2017-01-26
Agency: Management and Budget Office, Executive Office of the President
This report is being published as required by the Statutory Pay-As-You-Go (PAYGO) Act of 2010, 2 U.S.C. 931 et seq. The Act requires that OMB issue 1) an annual report as specified in 2 U.S.C. 934(a) and 2) a sequestration order, if necessary.
Memorandum for the Heads of Executive Departments and Agencies; Regulatory Freeze Pending Review
Document Number: 2017-01766
Type: Notice
Date: 2017-01-24
Agency: Management and Budget Office, Executive Office of the President
Discount Rates for Cost-Effectiveness Analysis of Federal Programs
Document Number: 2017-00209
Type: Notice
Date: 2017-01-10
Agency: Management and Budget Office, Executive Office of the President
The Office of Management and Budget revised Circular A-94 in 1992. The revised Circular specified certain discount rates to be updated annually when the interest rate and inflation assumptions used to prepare the Budget of the United States Government were changed. These discount rates are found in Appendix C of the revised Circular. The updated discount rates are shown below. The discount rates in Appendix C are to be used for cost-effectiveness analysis, including lease-purchase analysis, as specified in the revised Circular. They do not apply to regulatory analysis.
Discount Rates for Cost-Effectiveness Analysis of Federal Programs
Document Number: 2016-30736
Type: Notice
Date: 2016-12-21
Agency: Management and Budget Office, Executive Office of the President
The Office of Management and Budget revised Circular A-94 in 1992. The revised Circular specified certain discount rates to be updated annually when the interest rate and inflation assumptions used to prepare the Budget of the United States Government were changed. These discount rates are found in Appendix C of the revised Circular. The updated discount rates are shown below. The discount rates in Appendix C are to be used for cost-effectiveness analysis, including lease-purchase analysis, as specified in the revised Circular. They do not apply to regulatory analysis.
Anti-Trafficking Risk Management Best Practices & Mitigation Considerations Guidance
Document Number: 2016-29434
Type: Notice
Date: 2016-12-08
Agency: Management and Budget Office, Executive Office of the President, Office of Federal Procurement Policy
The Office of Federal Procurement Policy (OFPP) in the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) is seeking comment on a draft memorandum that it has developed in coordination with the Office to Monitor and Combat Trafficking in Persons in the Department of State (DOS) and the Department of Labor (DOL), as Co-Chairs of the Procurement and Supply Chains Committee of the Senior Policy Operating Group of the President's Interagency Task Force to Monitor and Combat Trafficking in Persons (the ``SPOG Committee''), to address anti-trafficking risk management best practices and mitigation considerations. This guidance is designed to help an agency determine if a contractor is taking adequate steps to meet its anti-trafficking responsibilities under the Federal Acquisition Regulation (FAR).
Public Availability of Fiscal Year 2014 and Fiscal Year 2015 Agency Inventories Under the Federal Activities Inventory Reform Act
Document Number: 2016-29433
Type: Notice
Date: 2016-12-08
Agency: Management and Budget Office, Executive Office of the President
The Federal Activities Inventory Reform (FAIR) Act, Public Law 105-270, requires agencies to develop inventories each year of activities performed by their employees that are not inherently governmental functions. The FAIR Act further requires OMB to review the inventories in consultation with the agencies. Once that review is complete, agencies are required to make the list available to the public and OMB must publish a notice of public availability in the Federal Register. In accordance with the FAIR Act, OMB is publishing this notice to announce the availability of inventories for Fiscal Year (FY) 2014 and FY 2015 from the agencies listed below. These inventories identify activities that are not inherently governmental and those activities that are inherently governmental. If an agency has not yet posted its inventory on its Web site, the agency's point of contact should be able to assist. As provided in the FAIR Act, interested parties who disagree with the agency's initial judgment may challenge the inclusion or the omission of an activity on the list of activities that are not inherently governmental within 30 working days of this Notice and, if not satisfied with this review, may appeal to a higher level within the agency.
Improving the Management and Use of Government Aircraft
Document Number: 2016-26464
Type: Notice
Date: 2016-11-02
Agency: Management and Budget Office, Executive Office of the President, Office of Federal Procurement Policy
The Office of Federal Procurement Policy (OFPP) in the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) is proposing to revise OMB Circular A- 126 ``Improving the Management and Use of Government Aircraft'' to update policies associated with the management and use of Government aircraft, including General Services Administration (GSA) and agency roles in regulating and managing the Federal aviation programs that have evolved since the Circular was last revised in 1992. The proposed changes also address recommendations from the Interagency Committee for Aviation Policy (ICAP) to make a clearer distinction between polices that apply to the management of aircraft and policies that apply to travel on Government aircraft.
Request for Comments on Information Technology Modernization Initiative
Document Number: 2016-25948
Type: Notice
Date: 2016-10-27
Agency: Management and Budget Office, Executive Office of the President
The Office of Management and Budget (OMB) is seeking public comment on a draft memorandum titled, ``Information Technology Modernization Initiative.''
Statistical Policy Directive No. 4 Addendum: Release and Dissemination of Statistical Products Produced by Federal Statistical Agencies and Recognized Statistical Units
Document Number: 2016-25049
Type: Notice
Date: 2016-10-17
Agency: Management and Budget Office, Executive Office of the President
Under the Budget and Accounting Procedures Act of 1950 (31 U.S.C. 1104 (d)) and the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995 (44 U.S.C. 3504 (e)), the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) issues for comment a proposed Addendum to Statistical Policy Directive No. 4: Release and Dissemination of Statistical Products Produced by Federal Statistical Agencies (73 FR 12622, Mar. 7, 2008). This Addendum reflects the ongoing commitment of the Federal statistical system to ensure relevant, accurate, objective, and accessible Federal statistics to the Nation. In its role as coordinator of the Federal statistical system under the Paperwork Reduction Act, OMB, among other responsibilities, is required to ensure the efficiency and effectiveness of the system. A key method used by OMB to achieve this responsibility is the promulgation and oversight of Government-wide principles, policies, standards, and guidelines concerning the development, presentation, and dissemination of statistical products. Accordingly, OMB proposes an Addendum to strengthen provisions in its Statistical Policy Directive No. 4. The Addendum would ensure systematic review of the production and dissemination of key statistical products of Federal statistical agencies and recognized statistical units and of how these products conform to the responsibilities identified in Statistical Policy Directive No. 1: Fundamental Responsibilities of Federal Statistical Agencies and Recognized Statistical Units (79 FR 71610, Dec. 2, 2014). Additional discussion of the proposed Addendum may be found in the SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION section below.
Statistical Policy Directive No. 2: Standards and Guidelines for Statistical Surveys; Addendum: Standards and Guidelines for Cognitive Interviews
Document Number: 2016-24607
Type: Notice
Date: 2016-10-12
Agency: Management and Budget Office, Executive Office of the President
Under the Budget and Accounting Procedures Act of 1950 (31 U.S.C. 1104 (d)) and the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995 (44 U.S.C. 3504 (e)), the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) is issuing Statistical Policy Directive No. 2 Addendum: Standards and Guidelines for Statistical Surveys. This Addendum provides Standards and Guidelines for Conducting Cognitive Interviews. The Addendum may be accessed at www.WhiteHouse.gov/sites/default/ files/omb/inforeg/directive2/final_addendum_to_stat_policy_di r_2.pdf. Additional discussion of the Addendum may be found in the SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION section below.
Request for Comments on Proposed OMB Circular No. A-108, “Federal Agency Responsibilities for Review, Reporting, and Publication Under the Privacy Act”
Document Number: 2016-24239
Type: Notice
Date: 2016-10-07
Agency: Management and Budget Office, Executive Office of the President
The Office of Management and Budget (OMB) is requesting comments on proposed Circular A-108, ``Federal Agency Responsibilities for Review, Reporting, and Publication under the Privacy Act.'' The proposed Circular is available at http://www.whitehouse.gov/omb/ inforeg_infopoltech.
Category Management
Document Number: 2016-24054
Type: Notice
Date: 2016-10-07
Agency: Management and Budget Office, Executive Office of the President, Office of Federal Procurement Policy
The Office of Federal Procurement Policy (OFPP) in the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) is proposing to issue a new OMB Circular, Implementing Category Management for Common Goods and Services, to codify category management, a strategic practice where Federal contracting for common goods and services is managed by categories of spending across the Government and supported by teams of experts. The Circular establishes key principles, and strategies and policies, roles and responsibilities, and metrics to measure success.
Standards for Maintaining, Collecting, and Presenting Federal Data on Race and Ethnicity
Document Number: 2016-23672
Type: Notice
Date: 2016-09-30
Agency: Management and Budget Office, Executive Office of the President
The Standards for Maintaining, Collecting, and Presenting Federal Data on Race and Ethnicity were last revised in 1997 (62 FR 58782, Oct. 30, 1997; see https://www.whitehouse.gov/omb/ fedreg_1997standards). Since these revisions were implemented, much has been learned about how these standards have improved the quality of Federal information collected and presented on race and ethnicity. At the same time, some areas may benefit from further refinement. Accordingly, OMB currently is undertaking a review of particular components of the 1997 standard: The use of separate questions measuring race and ethnicity and question phrasing; the classification of a Middle Eastern and North African group and reporting category; the description of the intended use of minimum reporting categories; and terminology used for race and ethnicity classifications. OMB's current review of the standard is limited to these areas. Specific questions appear under the section, ``Issues for Comment.''
OMB Sequestration Update Report to the President and Congress for Fiscal Year 2017
Document Number: 2016-20323
Type: Notice
Date: 2016-08-25
Agency: Management and Budget Office, Executive Office of the President
OMB is issuing the OMB Sequestration Update Report to the President and Congress for Fiscal Year 2017 to report on the status of the discretionary caps and on the compliance of pending discretionary appropriations legislation with those caps. For fiscal year 2016, the report finds enacted appropriations to be within the spending limits. The report also finds that 2016 supplemental funding amounts for Zika virus response included in Divisions B and D of the pending Military Construction, Veterans Affairs, and related Agencies Appropriations Act, 2017 and Zika Response and Preparedness Conference Report would not breach the 2016 limits if enacted. For fiscal year 2017, the report finds that, if the current limits remain unchanged, under OMB's estimates of actions to date by the House of Representatives for the 12 annual appropriations bills would result in a sequestration of approximately $17 million in defense programs and $775 million in non- defense programs, respectively. The report finds that actions by the Senate for both categories are in compliance with the current spending limits. Finally, the report also contains OMB's Preview Estimate of the Disaster Relief Funding Adjustment for FY 2017.
Uniform Administrative Requirements, Cost Principles, and Audit Requirements
Document Number: 2016-18780
Type: Notice
Date: 2016-08-09
Agency: Management and Budget Office, Executive Office of the President
This notice announces the availability of the 2016 OMB 2 CFR 200, Subpart FCompliance Supplement (Supplement). The notice also offers interested parties an opportunity to comment on the 2016 Supplement. The 2016 Supplement adds two new programs and deletes five programs (that are completed under the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act). It has also been updated for program changes and technical corrections. In addition, it removed two compliance requirements from the standard list of such requirements: Davis Bacon (formerly compliance requirement D) and Real Property Acquisition and Relocation Assistance (formerly compliance requirement K). Part 3 Compliance Requirements is divided into two subparts. Subpart 3.1 is applicable to awards issued prior to December 26, 2014 and Subpart 3.2 is applicable to awards issued on or after December 26, 2014. The two added programs are: CFDA 14.225Community Development Block Grants/Special Purpose Grants/Insular Areas to form a cluster with CFDA 14.218, Community Development Block Grants/Entitlement Grants. CFDA 14.272National Disaster Resilience Competition (CDBG-NDR) to form a cluster with CFDA 14.269, Hurricane Sandy Community Development Block Grant Disaster Recovery Grants (CDBG-DR). The five deleted programs are: CFDA 11.010Community Trade Adjustment Assistance. CFDA 14.880Family Unification Program (FUP). CFDA 14.257Homelessness Prevention and Rapid Re-Housing Program (HPRP) (Recovery Act Funded). CFDA 81.128, Energy Efficiency and Conservation Block Grant Program. CFDA 84.388School Improvement Grants, Recovery Act. Part 6Internal Control was updated to be consistent with the guidance contained in ``Standards for Internal Control in the Federal Government'' issued by the Comptroller General of the United States (Green Book) and the ``Internal Control Integrated Framework'' (revised in 2013), issued by the Committee of Sponsoring Organizations of the Treadway Commission (COSO). Highlights of the changes in the Appendices include the following: Appendix II provides the dates of agencies' issuance of final rules or regulatory actions to implement the OMB Guidance in 2 CFR 200. Appendix III lists the National Single Audit Coordinators and Single Audit Key Management Liaisons, along with their distinct roles for answering public inquiries regarding Single Audit. A list of changes to the 2016 Supplement can be found at Appendix V. Due to its length, the 2016 Supplement is not included in this Notice.
North American Industry Classification System-Revision for 2017
Document Number: 2016-18774
Type: Notice
Date: 2016-08-08
Agency: Management and Budget Office, Executive Office of the President
The North American Industry Classification System (NAICS) is a system for classifying establishments (individual business locations) by type of economic activity. Mexico's Instituto Nacional de Estad[iacute]stica y Geograf[iacute]a (INEGI), Statistics Canada, and the United States Office of Management and Budget (OMB), through its Economic Classification Policy Committee (ECPC), collaborate on NAICS to make the industry statistics produced by the three countries comparable. Under 31 U.S.C. 1104(d) and 44 U.S.C. 3504(e), the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) is announcing its final decisions for adoption of NAICS revisions for 2017 as recommended by the ECPC in Part IV of OMB's notice for solicitation of comments published in the August 4, 2015, Federal Register (80 FR 46480-46484). More details on these decisions are presented in the SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION section below.
Revision of OMB Circular No. A-130, “Managing Information as a Strategic Resource”
Document Number: 2016-17872
Type: Notice
Date: 2016-07-28
Agency: Management and Budget Office, Executive Office of the President
The Office of Management and Budget (OMB) has revised Circular A-130, ``Managing Information as a Strategic Resource,'' to reflect changes in law and advances in technology. The revisions also ensure consistency with executive orders, presidential directives, recent OMB policy, and National Institute of Standards and Technology standards and guidelines. The Circular establishes general policy for information governance, acquisitions, records management, open data, workforce, security, and privacy. It also emphasizes the role of both privacy and security in the Federal information life cycle. Importantly, it represents a shift from viewing security and privacy requirements as compliance exercises to understanding security and privacy as crucial elements of a comprehensive, strategic, and continuous risk-based program at Federal agencies. When implemented by agencies, these revisions to the Circular will promote innovation, enable appropriate information sharing, and foster the wide-scale and rapid adoption of new technologies while strengthening protections for security and privacy.
Standard Occupational Classification (SOC) Policy Committee's Recommendations for the 2018 SOC; Notice
Document Number: 2016-17424
Type: Notice
Date: 2016-07-22
Agency: Management and Budget Office, Executive Office of the President
Under 31 U.S.C. 1104(d) and 44 U.S.C. 3504(e), the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) is seeking public comment on the Standard Occupational Classification Policy Committee's (SOCPC) recommendations presented in this notice for revising the 2010 Standard Occupational Classification (SOC) for 2018. The review and revision of the 2010 SOC is intended to be completed by the end of 2016 and then released for use beginning in reference year 2018. The SOC is designed to reflect the current occupational structure of the United States; it classifies all occupations in which work is performed for pay or profit. The SOC is intended to cover all such jobs in the national economy, including occupations in the public, private, and military sectors. All Federal agencies that publish occupational data for statistical purposes are required to use the SOC; State and local government agencies are strongly encouraged to use this national system to promote a common language for categorizing and analyzing occupations. In a prior Federal Register notice (79 FR 29620, May 22, 2014), OMB and the SOCPC requested comments on: (1) The proposed revision to the 2010 SOC Classification Principles, (2) the intention to retain the 2010 SOC Coding Guidelines, (3) the intention to retain the 2010 SOC Major Group structure, (4) the correction, change, or combination of 2010 SOC detailed occupations, and (5) proposals for new detailed occupations. The classification principles, coding guidelines, and occupations recommended in this notice reflect consideration of the comments received in response to the May 22, 2014, notice and represent the SOCPC's recommendations to OMB. OMB, in consultation with the SOCPC, plans to consider comments in response to this notice in making its final decisions for the 2018 revision and plans to publish its decisions in the Federal Register. The SOCPC then plans to finish preparing the Standard Occupational Classification Manual 2018 for publication, including finalizing occupational definitions, selecting associated job titles, and developing a crosswalk to the 2010 SOC. Request for Comments: In addition to general comments on the SOCPC's recommendations for the 2018 SOC, OMB welcomes comments specifically addressing: (1) Changes to the 2018 SOC Classification Principles and Coding Guidelines recommended by the SOCPC; (2) the proposed hierarchical structure of the 2018 SOC, including changes to the major, minor, broad, and detailed occupation groups; (3) the titles, placement, and codes of new occupations that the SOCPC is recommending be added in the revised 2018 SOC; and (4) preliminary definitions for revised and proposed 2018 SOC occupations. The proposed hierarchical structure and preliminary definitions for the revised 2018 SOC are available on the SOC Web site at: www.bls.gov/soc. All comments submitted in response to this notice may be made available to the public, including by posting them on relevant Web sites. For this reason, please do not include in your comments information of a confidential nature, such as sensitive personal information or proprietary information. Please include contact information and a phone number or email address with your comments to facilitate follow-up if necessary.
Statistical Policy Directive No. 2 Addendum: Standards and Guidelines for Cognitive Interviews
Document Number: 2016-10958
Type: Notice
Date: 2016-05-10
Agency: Management and Budget Office, Executive Office of the President
Under the Budget and Accounting Procedures Act of 1950 (31 U.S.C. 1104(d)) and the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995 (44 U.S.C. 3504(e)), the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) issues for comment a proposed addendum to Statistical Policy Directive No. 2: Standards and Guidelines for Statistical Surveys (71 FR 55522, September 22, 2006). This addendum reflects the ongoing commitment of the Federal statistical system to ensure robust application across the Government of advances in survey methods. In its role as coordinator of the Federal statistical system under the Paperwork Reduction Act, OMB, among other responsibilities, is required to ensure the efficiency and effectiveness of the system as well as the relevance, accuracy, objectivity, and confidentiality of information collected for statistical purposes. OMB is also charged with developing and overseeing the implementation of Government-wide principles, policies, standards, and guidelines concerning the development, presentation, and dissemination of statistical information. Accordingly, OMB requests comments on the recommendations that it received from the Federal Committee on Statistical Methodology (FCSM) Subcommittee on Question Evaluation Methodology for an addendum to OMB Statistical Policy Directive No. 2, Standards and Guidelines for Statistical Surveys. The addendum, Standards and Guidelines for Cognitive Interviews is intended to ensure that the results of statistical surveys sponsored by the Federal Government are as reliable and useful as possible while minimizing respondent burden. The addendum may be accessed at www.omb.gov/inforeg/Directive_No. 2_Addendum. Comments are also requested regarding suggestions for other aspects of statistical methodology to be considered for inclusion in future addenda to this directive. Additional discussion of the proposed addendum may be found in the SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION section below.
Information Collection; Request for Public Comments
Document Number: 2016-09413
Type: Notice
Date: 2016-04-22
Agency: Management and Budget Office, Executive Office of the President
In compliance with the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995 (44 U.S.C. 3501, et seq.), the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) invites the general public and Federal agencies to comment on a revision of an approved information form (SF-SAC) that is used to report audit results, audit findings, and questioned costs as required by the Single Audit Act Amendments of 1996 (31 U.S.C. 7501, et seq.) and 2 CFR part 200,''Uniform Administrative Requirements, Cost Principles, and Audit Requirements for Federal Awards.'' The first notice of this information collection request, as required by the Paperwork Reduction act, was published in the Federal Register on December 9, 2015 (80 FR 76581). The proposed changes are to revise some existing data elements in the form and add other data elements that would make it easier for the Federal agencies to identify the types of audit findings reported in the audits performed under the Single Audit Act. The current Form SF-SAC was designed for audit periods ending in 2013, 2014 and 2015 (for FY 2015 for audit periods beginning before December 26, 2014). The proposed revised Form SF-SAC is designed for audit periods ending in 2015, 2016 and 2017 (for FY 2015 audit periods beginning on or after December 26, 2014). The detail proposed changes, the proposed format and discussion of the public comments and responses are described on OMB Web site at: http:// www.whitehouse.gov/omb/grants_forms/. To help respondents make sure they complete the correct version of the Form SF-SAC and to prevent them from filling out the Form SF-SAC when they are not required to do so, the Federal Audit Clearinghouse (FAC) data collection system will ask if the auditee is a state, local government, Indian Tribe, institution of higher education (IHE), or nonprofit organization, the auditee's fiscal period begin and end dates, is the auditee U.S. based, and did the auditee met the expenditure threshold. For fiscal years starting on or after December 26, 2014, the FAC also plans to allow Non-Federal entities who did not meet the threshold requiring submission of a Single Audit report to voluntarily notify the FAC that they did not meet the reporting threshold. This information helps the Federal agencies in the review of applicants that fall below the reporting requirements. The FAC plans to put this information on their Web site. The FAC intends to continue collection of late submissions and revisions from auditees on the two previous versions of the Form SF-SAC. The FAC may suspend the collection of late submissions on previous versions of the Form SF-SAC after five years.
Request for Comments on Category Management Policy 16-2: Improving the Acquisition and Management of Common Information Technology: Mobile Devices and Services
Document Number: 2016-07192
Type: Notice
Date: 2016-03-30
Agency: Management and Budget Office, Executive Office of the President
The Office of Management and Budget (OMB) is seeking public comment on a draft memorandum titled, ``Category Management Policy 16- 2: Improving the Acquisition and Management of Common Information Technology: Mobile Devices and Services.''
Office of Federal Procurement Policy; Determination of Statutory Formula Benchmark Compensation Amount for Certain Executives and Contractor Employees
Document Number: 2016-05766
Type: Notice
Date: 2016-03-15
Agency: Management and Budget Office, Executive Office of the President
The Office of Management and Budget is publishing the attached memorandum to the Heads of Executive Departments and Agencies announcing that the ``benchmark compensation amount'' for certain executives and contractor employees in terms of costs allowable under Federal Government covered contracts during the contractor's fiscal years 2013 and 2014 is $980,796 and $1,144,888, respectively. These statutory formula cap determinations are required under Section 39 of the Office of Federal Procurement Policy Act, as amended (41 U.S.C. 1127). These benchmark compensation amounts apply to both defense and civilian agencies for their respective applicable periods, but only for contracts awarded before June 24, 2014.
Request for Comments on Federal Source Code Policy
Document Number: 2016-05601
Type: Notice
Date: 2016-03-11
Agency: Management and Budget Office, Executive Office of the President
The Office of Management and Budget (OMB) is seeking public comment on a draft memorandum titled, ``Federal Source Code Policy Achieving Efficiency, Transparency, and Innovation through Reusable and Open Source Software.''
Calendar Year (CY) 2015 Cost of Outpatient Medical, Dental, and Cosmetic Surgery Services Furnished by Department of Defense Medical Treatment Facilities; Certain Rates Regarding Recovery From Tortiously Liable Third Persons
Document Number: 2016-04856
Type: Notice
Date: 2016-03-04
Agency: Management and Budget Office, Executive Office of the President
By virtue of the authority vested in the President by section 2(a) of Public Law 87-603 (76 Stat. 593; 42 U.S.C. 2652), and delegated to the Director of the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) by the President through Executive Order No. 11541 of July 1, 1970, the rates referenced below are hereby established. These rates are for use in connection with the recovery from tortiously liable third persons for the cost of outpatient medical, dental and cosmetic surgery services furnished by military treatment facilities through the Department of Defense. They are the same rates as the outpatient medical, dental and cosmetic surgery services reimbursement rates that were set on July 1, 2015 for billing medical insurers, but require a different approval authority for the purpose of billing for tort liability. The rates were established in accordance with the requirements of OMB Circular A-25, requiring reimbursement of the full cost of all services provided. The CY 2015 outpatient medical, dental and cosmetic surgery rates referenced are effective upon publication of this notice in the Federal Register and will remain in effect until further notice. Previously published inpatient rates remain in effect until further notice. Pharmacy rates are updated periodically. A full disclosure of the rates is posted at Health.mil Web site in the Defense Health Agency Uniform Business Office section (http://health.mil/Military-Health-Topics/ Business-Support/Uniform-Business-Office).
Request for Comments on Data Center Optimization Initiative
Document Number: 2016-04601
Type: Notice
Date: 2016-03-02
Agency: Management and Budget Office, Executive Office of the President
The Office of Management and Budget (OMB) is seeking public comment on a draft memorandum titled, ``Data Center Optimization Initiative''.
Agency Information Collection Activities: Proposed Collection; Comment Request; Information on Meetings With Outside Parties Pursuant to Executive Order 12866
Document Number: 2016-02688
Type: Notice
Date: 2016-02-10
Agency: Management and Budget Office, Executive Office of the President
The Office of Information and Regulatory Affairs (OIRA) within the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) is proposing to collect information from members of the public who request a meeting with OIRA on rules under review at the time pursuant to Executive Order 12866. The information collected would be subject to the Paperwork Reduction Act (PRA) (44 U.S.C. 3501 et seq.) and this notice announces and requests comment on OIRA's proposal for such a collection.
Discount Rates for Cost-Effectiveness Analysis of Federal Programs
Document Number: 2016-01604
Type: Notice
Date: 2016-02-02
Agency: Management and Budget Office, Executive Office of the President
The Office of Management and Budget revised Circular A-94 in 1992. The revised Circular specified certain discount rates to be updated annually when the interest rate and inflation assumptions used to prepare the Budget of the United States Government were changed. These discount rates are found in Appendix C of the revised Circular. The updated discount rates are shown below. The discount rates in Appendix C are to be used for cost-effectiveness analysis, including lease-purchase analysis, as specified in the revised Circular. They do not apply to regulatory analysis.
Revision of OMB Circular No. A-119, “Federal Participation in the Development and Use of Voluntary Consensus Standards and in Conformity Assessment Activities”
Document Number: 2016-01606
Type: Notice
Date: 2016-01-27
Agency: Management and Budget Office, Executive Office of the President
The Office of Management and Budget (OMB) has revised Circular A-119, ``Federal Participation in the Development and Use of Voluntary Consensus Standards and in Conformity Assessment Activities,'' in light of changes that have taken place in the world of regulation, standards, and conformity assessment since the Circular was last revised in 1998. The revised Circular is available at http://www.whitehouse.gov/omb/ inforeg_infopoltech.
2015 Statutory Pay-As-You-Go Act Annual Report
Document Number: 2016-00721
Type: Notice
Date: 2016-01-15
Agency: Management and Budget Office, Executive Office of the President
This report is being published as required by the Statutory Pay-As-You-Go (PAYGO) Act of 2010, 2 U.S.C. 931 et seq. The Act requires that OMB issue (1) an annual report as specified in 2 U.S.C. 934(a) and (2) a sequestration order, if necessary.
OMB Final Sequestration Report to the President and Congress for Fiscal Year 2016
Document Number: 2016-87
Type: Notice
Date: 2016-01-08
Agency: Management and Budget Office, Executive Office of the President
OMB is issuing its Final Sequestration Report to the President and Congress for FY 2016 to report on compliance of enacted 2016 discretionary appropriations legislation with the discretionary caps. The report finds that enacted appropriations are within the current law defense and non-defense discretionary limits for 2016; therefore, a sequestration of discretionary budget authority is not required.
Request for Comments on Category Management Policy 16-1: Improving the Acquisition and Management of Common Information Technology: Software Licensing
Document Number: 2015-32059
Type: Notice
Date: 2015-12-22
Agency: Management and Budget Office, Executive Office of the President
The Office of Management and Budget (OMB) is seeking public comment on a draft memorandum titled, ``Category Management Policy 16- 1: Improving the Acquisition and Management of Common Information Technology: Software Licensing.''
Information Collection; Request for Public Comments
Document Number: 2015-30986
Type: Notice
Date: 2015-12-09
Agency: Management and Budget Office, Executive Office of the President
In compliance with the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995 (44 U.S.C. 3501 et seq.), the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) invites the general public and Federal agencies to comment on a revision of an approved information collection, Form SF-SAC, that is used to report audit results, audit findings, and questioned costs as required by the Single Audit Act Amendments of 1996 (31 U.S.C. 7501 et seq.) and 2 CFR part 200, ``Uniform Administrative Requirements, Cost Principles, and Audit Requirements for Federal Awards.'' A draft of the proposed Form SF-SAC can be reviewed at the OMB Grants Management Internet home page at http://www.whitehouse.gov/OMB/grants/grants_docs.html. The Form SF-SAC instructions contain a detailed listing of the proposed changes to the Form SF-SAC.
Guidance for Reporting and Use of Information Concerning Recipient Integrity and Performance; Corrections
Document Number: 2015-28441
Type: Rule
Date: 2015-11-09
Agency: Management and Budget Office, Executive Office of the President
The Office of Management and Budget (OMB) is correcting the final guidance that appeared in the Federal Register on July 22, 2015 (80 FR 43301). OMB is amending the guidance to make technical corrections where necessary. The final guidance is revised to reflect that due to the 14 day delay of the publically available information entered into the OMB-designated integrity and performance system accessible through SAM (currently the Federal Awardee Performance and Integrity Information System (FAPIIS)), Federal awarding agencies should review the non-public segment of the system when conducting their risk review as described in the guidance. This will ensure that Federal awarding agencies have the most current information available when completing the review.
Draft 2015 Report to Congress on the Benefits and Costs of Federal Regulations and Unfunded Mandates on State, Local, and Tribal Entities
Document Number: 2015-27163
Type: Notice
Date: 2015-10-26
Agency: Management and Budget Office, Executive Office of the President
The Office of Management and Budget (OMB) requests comments on its Draft 2015 Report to Congress on the Benefits and Costs of Federal Regulations, available at: http:// www.whitehouse.gov/omb/inforeg_regpol_reports_congress/. The Draft Report is divided into three chapters. Chapter I examines the benefits and costs of major Federal regulations issued in fiscal year 2014 and summarizes the benefits and costs of major regulations issued between October 2004 and September 2014. It also discusses regulatory impacts on State, local, and tribal governments, small business, wages, and economic growth. Chapter II offers recommendations for regulatory reform. Chapter III summarizes agency compliance with the Unfunded Mandates Reform Act. OMB requests that comments be submitted electronically to OMB by December 21, 2015 through www.regulations.gov.
Request for Comments on Circular No. A-130, Managing Information as a Strategic Resource
Document Number: 2015-26939
Type: Notice
Date: 2015-10-22
Agency: Management and Budget Office, Executive Office of the President
The Office of Management and Budget is seeking public comment on draft revisions to Circular No. A-130, Managing Information as a Strategic Resource.
Fiscal Year 2015 Cost of Hospital and Medical Care Treatment Furnished by the Department of Defense Medical Treatment Facilities; Certain Rates Regarding Recovery From Tortiously Liable Third Persons
Document Number: 2015-23254
Type: Notice
Date: 2015-09-16
Agency: Management and Budget Office, Executive Office of the President
By virtue of the authority vested in the President by Section 2(a) of Pub. B. 87-603 (76 Stat. 593; 42 U.S.C. 2652), and delegated to the Director of the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) by the President through Executive Order No. 11541 of July 1, 1970, the rates referenced below are hereby established. These rates are for use in connection with the recovery from tortiously liable third persons for the cost of inpatient medical services furnished by military treatment facilities through the Department of Defense. They are the same rates as the Adjusted Standardized Amounts inpatient third party reimbursement rates that became effective October 1, 2014, for billing medical insurers, but require a different approval authority for the purpose of billing for tort liability. The rates have been established in accordance with the requirements of OMB Circular A-25, requiring reimbursement of the full cost of all services provided. The Fiscal Year 2015 Inpatient Medical Rates referenced are effective upon publication of this notice in the Federal Register and will remain in effect until further notice. Previously published outpatient medical and dental, and cosmetic surgery rates remain in effect until further notice. Pharmacy rates are updated periodically. A full disclosure of the rates is posted on Defense Health Agency's Uniform Business Office Web site: http://www.tricare.mil/ocfo/mcfs/ubo/mhs_rates.cfm.
Agency Information Collection Activities: Proposed Collection: Public Comment Request
Document Number: 2015-22545
Type: Notice
Date: 2015-09-08
Agency: Energy Policy and New Uses Office, Agriculture Department, Management and Budget Office
In compliance with the requirement for opportunity for public comment on proposed data collection projects (Section 3506(c)(2)(A) of the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995), the Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA) announces plans to submit an Information Collection Request (ICR), described below, to the Office of Management and Budget (OMB). Prior to submitting the ICR to OMB, HRSA seeks comments from the public regarding the burden estimate, below, or any other aspect of the ICR.
Agency Information Collection Activities: Submission to OMB for Review and Approval; Public Comment Request
Document Number: 2015-22058
Type: Notice
Date: 2015-09-04
Agency: Energy Policy and New Uses Office, Agriculture Department, Management and Budget Office
In compliance with Section 3507(a)(1)(D) of the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995, the Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA) has submitted an Information Collection Request (ICR) to the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) for review and approval. Comments submitted during the first public review of this ICR will be provided to OMB. OMB will accept further comments from the public during the review and approval period.
Notice of Meeting: Advisory Committee on the Maternal, Infant and Early Childhood Home Visiting Program Evaluation
Document Number: 2015-21332
Type: Notice
Date: 2015-09-04
Agency: Energy Policy and New Uses Office, Agriculture Department, Executive Office of the President, Management and Budget Office
Home Visiting Program
Document Number: 2015-21886
Type: Notice
Date: 2015-09-03
Agency: Energy Policy and New Uses Office, Agriculture Department, Management and Budget Office
HRSA has issued a 12-month project period extension with full funding for the Home Visiting Research Network Cooperative Agreement (HVRN) for the current budget period to Johns Hopkins University (JHU). JHU will continue responsibility for the HVRN and receive one year of additional funding for year 4 in the amount of $299,000 for Grant Number UD5MC24070, during the budget period of 7/1/2015-6/30/2016 to support the objectives of the HVRN. The Maternal, Infant, and Early Childhood Home Visiting Program is authorized by the Social Security Act, Title V, Part D, Section 511(h)(3) (42 U.S.C. 711(h)(3)). The Home Visiting Research Network carries out a continuous program of research and evaluation activities in order to increase knowledge about the implementation and effectiveness of home visiting programs, with the goal of improving health, development, and family outcomes for mothers, infants, and young children.
National Center for Family/Professional Partnerships Cooperative Agreement
Document Number: 2015-21885
Type: Notice
Date: 2015-09-03
Agency: Energy Policy and New Uses Office, Agriculture Department, Management and Budget Office
HRSA announces its intent to award a program expansion supplement in the amount of $118,700 for the National Center for Family/Professional Partnerships (NCFPP) cooperative agreement. The purpose of the NCFPP cooperative agreement, as stated in the funding opportunity announcement, is to improve the health delivery system and quality of life for children (and youth) with special health care needs (CSHCN) and their families. Strategies may include: (1) Family-centered care, (2) cultural and linguistic competence, and (3) shared decision- making for families of CSHCN at all levels of decision-making (individual, peer, community, etc.). Family/Professional Partnership program activities are primarily carried out through federal leadership strategies, the NCFPP cooperative agreement and state implementation grants in the form of Family-to-Family Health Information Centers. The purpose of this notice is to award supplemental funds to coordinate among leadership trainings for families partnering on state and national level system and service improvements by Family Voices, the cooperative agreement awardee who serves as the NCFPP, during the budget period of 6/1/2015- 5/31/2016.
340B Drug Pricing Program Omnibus Guidance
Document Number: 2015-21246
Type: Notice
Date: 2015-08-28
Agency: Energy Policy and New Uses Office, Agriculture Department, Management and Budget Office
The Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA) administers section 340B of the Public Health Service Act (PHSA), which is referred to as the ``340B Drug Pricing Program'' or the ``340B Program.'' This notice proposes guidance for covered entities enrolled in the 340B Program and drug manufacturers that are required by section 340B of the PHSA to make their drugs available to covered entities under the 340B Program. When finalized after consideration of public comments solicited by this notice, the guidance is intended to assist 340B covered entities and drug manufacturers in complying with the statute.