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


Office of Management Assessment (OMA)

About OMA Services

The Office of Management Assessment (OMA) provides expert advice to the NIH Director and the NIH community on program integrity, risk management, audit liaison, and management support systems. Management support systems developed and maintained by OMA include Records Management, Delegations of Authority, the NIH Policy Manual, Organizational Changes, Federal Regulations and Notices, and the NIH Privacy Program. OMA implements NIH-wide programs in each of these areas to safeguard agency assets, preserve public trust in NIH, and provide an administrative infrastructure for the agency.

OMA is made up of three divisions:

  • Division of Compliance Management (DCM)

  • Division of Risk Management and Audit Liaison (RMAL)​

  • Division of Program Integrity (DPI)

OMA acts as the NIH focal point and liaison with PHS, HHS, and other federal agencies in the coordination of management activities.

Division of Compliance Management (DCM ) directs and implements a broad range of NIH management programs. Programs include, Delegations of Authority, Federal Register, Forms Management, NIH Policy Manual, Organizational Changes, NIH Litigation Hold, Privacy, Records Management and Regulations.

Division of Risk Management and Audit Liaison (RMAL) provides an ongoing process to perform standardized activities that promote the overall efficiency, effectiveness, accountability and integrity of the organization's work. The overarching goal is to employ proactive risk management to enhance program performance. Programs included in the RMAL are Outside Review and Audit Liaison and Risk Management.

The Division of Program Integrity (DPI) provides a centralized management survey and review capability to promote program integrity.

OMA Organizational Chart

NIH OMA Organizational Chart which displays the divisions graphically

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Contacting OMA

Office of Management Assessment

(Acting) Director, Meredith Stein

Assistant Director, Jeffrey Hayden

National Institutes of Health,

Office of Management Assessment

6705 Rockledge Dr., Suite 601

Bethesda, MD 20892

Phone: (301) 496-1873

Fax: (301) 480-1204

Want to know more about allegations?

DPI has the authority to conduct reviews using certain rules and acts.

Learn More About Allegations