About OMA

About OMA

OMA provides expert advice to the NIH Director on program integrity, risk management, liaison with outside audit organizations, and management support systems.

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About OMA

The Office of Management Assessment (OMA) falls under the Office of Management (OM) located within the Office of the Director (OD) of the National Institutes of Health (NIH) and is a part of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services.

OMA provides broad management oversight and advice to the Deputy Director for Management and the Institutes and Centers, (ICs) on management reviews, corrective actions, and NIH-wide management of activities related to regulations, delegations of authority, A-76/FAIR Act and Privacy Act requirements, records and forms management, organizational and functional analysis, and manual issuances;

Additionally, OMA conducts management assessments to improve component-specific and/or NIH-wide management effectiveness and efficiency of administrative management functions and systems, as well as broad-based management assessments of program areas as appropriate.  Specific responsibilities also include:

  • Providing a centralized management survey and review capability to promote program integrity.
  • Assuming the lead responsibility on cases received through the DHHS Office of Inspector General (OIG) hotline that are referred to NIH for action.
  • Serving as NIH's central liaison on matters involving the OIG, the Government Accountability Office, the DHHS Office of Audit, the Federal Bureau of Investigation, congressional staff members, etc., related to management controls and audits.
  • Having overall responsibility for all matters-including the development and implementation of policy and the Annual Management Control Plan-related to management controls to prevent fraud, waste, abuse, and conflict of interest or the appearance of these, and developing a planned management oversight activity that focuses on early identification and prevention of such occurrences.