Executive Office of the President December 2013 – Federal Register Recent Federal Regulation Documents

Value Engineering
Document Number: 2013-30816
Type: Notice
Date: 2013-12-26
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 publishing final revisions to OMB Circular A-131, Value Engineering, to update and reinforce policies associated with the consideration and use of value engineering (VE). VE is a well-established commercial practice for cutting waste and inefficiency that can help Federal agencies reduce program and acquisition costs, improve the quality and timeliness of performance, and take greater advantage of innovation to meet 21st century expectations and demands. The revisions are designed to ensure that the Federal Government has the capabilities and tools to consider the use of VE for new and ongoing projects, whenever appropriate.
Uniform Administrative Requirements, Cost Principles, and Audit Requirements for Federal Awards
Document Number: 2013-30465
Type: Rule
Date: 2013-12-26
Agency: Management and Budget Office, Executive Office of the President
To deliver on the promise of a 21st-Century government that is more efficient, effective and transparent, the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) is streamlining the Federal government's guidance on Administrative Requirements, Cost Principles, and Audit Requirements for Federal awards. These modifications are a key component of a larger Federal effort to more effectively focus Federal resources on improving performance and outcomes while ensuring the financial integrity of taxpayer dollars in partnership with non-Federal stakeholders. This guidance provides a governmentwide framework for grants management which will be complemented by additional efforts to strengthen program outcomes through innovative and effective use of grant-making models, performance metrics, and evaluation. This reform of OMB guidance will reduce administrative burden for non-Federal entities receiving Federal awards while reducing the risk of waste, fraud and abuse. This final guidance supersedes and streamlines requirements from OMB Circulars A-21, A-87, A-110, and A-122 (which have been placed in OMB guidances); Circulars A-89, A-102, and A-133; and the guidance in Circular A-50 on Single Audit Act follow-up. Future reform efforts may eventually seek to incorporate the Cost Principles for Hospitals in Department of Health and Human Services regulations. Copies of the OMB Circulars that are superseded by this guidance are available on OMB's Web site at http://www.whitehouse.gov/omb/circularsdefault/. The final guidance consolidates the guidance previously contained in the aforementioned citations into a streamlined format that aims to improve both the clarity and accessibility. This final guidance is located in Title 2 of the Code of Federal Regulations. This final guidance does not broaden the scope of applicability from existing government-wide requirements, affecting Federal awards to non-Federal entities including state and local governments, Indian tribes, institutions of higher education, and nonprofit organizations. Parts of it may also apply to for-profit entities in limited circumstances and to foreign entities as described in this guidance and the Federal Acquisition Regulation. This guidance does not change or modify any existing statute or guidance otherwise based on any existing statute. This guidance does not supersede any existing or future authority under law or by executive order or the Federal Acquisition Regulation.
Delegation of Authority Under Section 506(a)(1) of the Foreign Assistance Act of 1961, as Amended
Document Number: 2013-30982
Type: Administrative Order
Date: 2013-12-24
Agency: Executive Office of the President
Wright Brothers Day, 2013
Document Number: 2013-30463
Type: Proclamation
Date: 2013-12-19
Agency: Executive Office of the President
Bill of Rights Day, 2013
Document Number: 2013-30277
Type: Proclamation
Date: 2013-12-18
Agency: Executive Office of the President
Human Rights Day and Human Rights Week, 2013
Document Number: 2013-29913
Type: Proclamation
Date: 2013-12-16
Agency: Executive Office of the President
Federal Leadership on Energy Management
Document Number: 2013-29669
Type: Administrative Order
Date: 2013-12-10
Agency: Executive Office of the President
National Pearl Harbor Remembrance Day, 2013
Document Number: 2013-29667
Type: Proclamation
Date: 2013-12-10
Agency: Executive Office of the President
Death of Nelson Mandela
Document Number: 2013-29662
Type: Proclamation
Date: 2013-12-10
Agency: Executive Office of the President
Suspension of Limitations Under the Jerusalem Embassy Act
Document Number: 2013-29657
Type: Administrative Order
Date: 2013-12-10
Agency: Executive Office of the President
Correction
Document Number: C1-2013-20465
Type: Executive Order
Date: 2013-12-06
Agency: Executive Office of the President
International Day of Persons With Disabilities, 2013
Document Number: 2013-29397
Type: Proclamation
Date: 2013-12-06
Agency: Executive Office of the President
National Impaired Driving Prevention Month, 2013
Document Number: 2013-29266
Type: Proclamation
Date: 2013-12-05
Agency: Executive Office of the President
World AIDS Day, 2013
Document Number: 2013-29118
Type: Proclamation
Date: 2013-12-04
Agency: Executive Office of the President
Determination of Benchmark Compensation Amount for Certain Executives and Employees
Document Number: 2013-28982
Type: Notice
Date: 2013-12-04
Agency: Management and Budget Office, Executive Office of the President, Office of Federal Procurement Policy
The Office of Management and Budget is publishing the attached memorandum to the Heads of Executive Departments and Agencies announcing that $952,308 is the ``benchmark compensation amount'' for certain executives and employees in terms of costs allowable under Federal Government contracts during contractors' fiscal year 2012. This determination is required under Section 39 of the Office of Federal Procurement Policy Act, as amended (41 U.S.C. 1127). The benchmark compensation amount applies to both defense and civilian agencies.
Thanksgiving Day, 2013
Document Number: 2013-28993
Type: Proclamation
Date: 2013-12-02
Agency: Executive Office of the President
Minority Enterprise Development Week, 2013
Document Number: 2013-28992
Type: Proclamation
Date: 2013-12-02
Agency: Executive Office of the President