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Wednesday, July 30, 2008

OMB government performance official to step down in September

Robert Shea, Office of Management and Budget associate director for administration and government performance, will step down in September, he announced to fellow OMB employees on Tuesday.
In his current role, Shea manages OMB's internal affairs, leads the president's Performance Improvement Initiative and administers the Program Assessment Rating Tool, among other responsibilities.

Shea told Government Executive on Wednesday that he is joining Grant Thornton's Global Public Sector. The firm is a worldwide accounting, tax and business advisory organization. Shea said he was proud to be joining Grant Thornton and expected to do work similar to what he's been doing at OMB.

An OMB spokeswoman Tuesday called Shea "[OMB Deputy Director for Management] Clay Johnson's right hand man, pushing for greater accountability in program performance and federal funding."

Shea said two OMB deputies -- Dustin Brown, deputy assistant director for management, and Lauren Wright, assistant director for management and operations -- will take on his duties after his departure.

-Elizabeth Newell, GovExec.com

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