Program Management Improvement Accountability Act Support

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EA Office of Program Management Improvement Accountability Act Support

The Department of Energy’s (DOE) Office of Program Management Improvement Accountability Act (PMIAA) Support (EA-1.2), within the Office of Enterprise Assessments (EA), coordinates DOE implementation of the PMIAA, a law enacted in December 2016 to improve program management within the Federal government. The office supports DOE’s Program Management Improvement Officer (PMIO), James Owendoff, who is in the Office of the Chief Financial Officer. In accordance with Office of Management and Budget (OMB) guidance, initial agency efforts related to the PMIAA will focus on three areas:  program management governance and policy, program performance reviews, and program management workforce capabilities.

Daniel Hotochin, Acting Director

The Office of PMIAA Support:

  • Establishes the framework and approach by which DOE will implement the PMIAA to promote improvements in program management staffing, training, policy, and performance; and more efficiently advance and deliver DOE's mission to the American public.
  • Establishes the framework for and coordinates the conduct of annual program portfolio reviews that are aligned with DOE’s annual Strategic Review process.
  • Conducts reviews of DOE program portfolios to ensure that major programs are being managed effectively and to identify and disseminate best practices and lessons learned.
  • Coordinates development of DOE-specific program management policies and processes that are aligned to Government-wide standards and principles for managing programs and are refined as needed to reflect best practices.
  • Identifies strategies to ensure that DOE has an effectively trained and equipped program management workforce, readily addresses competency gaps, and supports and enhances program management capabilities through education, training, mentoring, and personal development.
  • Partners with supporting management offices, such as those of the Chief Financial Officer, Chief Human Capital Officer, and Chief Information Officer, to effect program management improvements.
  • Participates on OMB’s Program Management Policy Council and shares DOE best practices and lessons learned for the benefit of the broader community of Federal program and project managers and staff.