Zients Officially Confirmed as first Chief Performance Officer
by Jocelyn Yin*, 6/23/2009
After clearing the Senate Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs Committee, Jeffrey D. Zients was approved by the full Senate as the government's first-ever Chief Performance Officer. In addition to his CPO duties, Zients will also serve as Deputy Director of Management at the Office of Management and Budget (OMB).
The agency's director, Peter R. Orszag, officially welcomed him on OMB's website and listed a few of the challenges that Zients will face: government hiring and retention practices, contracting reform, program evaluation, and e-government. This is Zients' first job in government.
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