The Senate Friday confirmed the nomination of Jeffrey Zients to be the OMB deputy director of management and the Obama administration’s chief performance officer. The Senate Homeland Security Committee had signed off on his nomination earlier in the month. Zients replaces Clay Johnson, who served as the OMB deputy director of management during most of the Bush administration.
The Senate, however, did not take action on the nomination of Martha Johnson to be the administrator of the General Services Administration, the other position that we have been watching carefully. We’ve been hearing that a number of posts have been held up in a Senate squabble over the Supreme Court nomination process and when that should be scheduled.
Here are some Zients/chief performance officer resources:
* Jon Desenberg, Policy Director at the Performance Institute, spoke to Francis Rose of Federal News Radio 1500 AM’s In Depth with Francis Rose, about the role of the chief performance officer. Hear that here.