Welcome to the Office of Management & Budget
Current budget information includes:
The Office of Management and Budget is directed by the Chief Financial Officer/Chief
Administrative Officer, and provides advice, support, and guidance in the following areas:
- Administrative Processes
- Budget Formulation and Execution
- Strategic Planning
- Performance Management
- Facility Management
- Grants Coordination
- Organizational Development
- Human Resource Management
The Office coordinates the development of advice to the Assistant Administrator and Executive Board on the selection and priority of NMFS-wide program goals, objectives, and measures of accomplishment; monitors the use of resources and provides advice to the Assistant Administrator (AA) and Executive Board on the most effective and efficient distribution among the Financial Management Centers. It coordinates all national planning and development efforts, ensuring that the appropriate internal and external stakeholders are involved. The Office administers programs to improve access to capital; compensates fishermen for conflicting ocean uses; and provides funding for external research and development.
The Office also provides advice and assistance to Headquarters, Regional Offices, and Science Centers on human resource and workforce management requirements and guidance from the Office of Personnel Management, the Department of Commerce, and NOAA. It provides leadership for NMFS national budget processes, including execution, development, formulation, and performance reporting. The Office coordinates administrative operations (e.g. correspondence, foreign travel operations, responses and reporting in conjunction with Inspector General and Government Accounting Office reviews/investigations). It coordinates NMFS-wide infrastructure issues and the NMFS grants program; coordinates policy development; provides staff support to the Executive Board; and provides guidance for agency organizational activities, including NMFS Table of Organization, and FAIR Act inventory. The Office also includes
a division which adjudicates Fisheries administrative appeals.