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After 2 years, OMB still lacks permanent controller and that’s a problem

Fred Nutt, President Donald Trump’s nominee to be the Office of Management and Budget controller, is no longer in the running for the position.

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Staffing models are helping DHS finally answer basic questions about its workforce

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FILE - In this Feb. 11, 2005 file photo, trays of printed social security checks wait to be mailed from the U.S. Treasury's Financial Management services facility in Philadelphia. Tens of millions of Social Security beneficiaries and other retirees can expect an increase in benefits next year as inflation edges higher. The government announced a cost-of-living adjustment of 2.8 percent on Thursday. That would mean an extra $39 a month for the average retired worker. (AP Photo/Bradley C. Bower, File)

Bureau of the Fiscal Service sees workforce challenges amid push to modernize payments

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FILE- In this June 15, 2018 photo, twenty dollar bills are counted in North Andover, Mass. Personal loans are enjoying a surge in popularity, due in part to increasing consumer confidence and a growing array of online lenders to provide them. Credit reporting agency Experian said last month that personal loans were the fastest-growing type of consumer debt in the past year. (AP Photo/Elise Amendola, File)

CFOs, OMB say one solution to improper payments is less ‘misleading’ definition

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Jason Miller: Agency IGs general rapid change in oversight work

Agency inspectors general face a head-spinning rate of change in how they do their oversight work. That’s from the Association of Government Accountants,…

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HUD’s shared service migration is underfunded, on shaky ground

HUD’s Inspector General says the department’s attempt to move its finances to a shared service is moving too fast.

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OMB pushing agencies to use single system for online transactions

The Office of Management and Budget is circulating a draft memo to CFOs to all-but-mandate the use of the Invoice Processing Platform (IPP) run by the Treasury Department. Sources say agencies would have to justify to OMB why they wouldn’t use the IPP. It’s part of the administration’s effort to push agencies toward more financial management shared services.

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