Note: This is the post #22 in a weekly series of explanatory posts on the officials and agencies included in the President’s Cabinet. See the series introduction here.
Cabinet position: Director of the Office of Management and Budget
Department: Office of Management and Budget (OMB)
Current Director: Mick Mulvaney
Department Mission: “The Office of Management and Budget (OMB) serves the President of the United States in overseeing the implementation of his vision across the Executive Branch. Specifically, OMB’s mission is to assist the President in meeting his policy, budget, management and regulatory objectives and to fulfill the agency’s statutory responsibilities.” (Source)
Number of employees: Approximately 500 employees.
Primary Duties of the Director: The OMB Director helps the president in five key processes: Budget development and execution; Management, including oversight of agency performance, human capital, Federal procurement, financial management, and information technology; Regulatory policy, including coordination and review of all significant Federal regulations by executive agencies; Legislative clearance and coordination; and Executive Orders and Presidential Memoranda.
Director: Mick Mulvaney
Previous occupation: U.S. Representative from the 5th District of South Carolina
Education: B.A. in International Economics, Commerce, and Finance from in Georgetown University and J.D. from University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.
Previous government experience: Along with serving in the U.S. Congress, Mulvaney served in the South Carolina General Assembly, both in the State House of Representatives and the State Senate.
Religious Affiliation: Catholic
• While in Congress, he served on the Budget Committee, Joint Economic Committee, Small Business Committee, Financial Services Committee, and the Oversight and Government Reform Committee.
• Founding member of the Freedom Caucus
Previous and forthcoming posts in this series: Vice President, Secretary of State, Secretary of the Treasury, Secretary of Education, Secretary of Labor, Secretary of Defense, Attorney General, Secretary of the Interior, Secretary of Agriculture, Secretary of Commerce, Secretary of Health and Human Services, Secretary of Housing and Urban Development, Secretary of Transportation, Secretary of Energy, Secretary of Veterans Affairs, Secretary of Homeland Security, White House Chief of Staff, U.S. Trade Representative, Director of National Intelligence, Representative of the United States to the United Nations, Director of the Office of Management and Budget, Director of the Central Intelligence Agency, Administrator of the Environmental Protection Agency, Administrator of the Small Business Administration