Detail Opportunity

OIRA’s Regulatory Exchange and Training Program

Application process is open; applications accepted on a rolling basis.

GENERAL:  OMB’s Office of Information and Regulatory Affairs (OIRA) offers a Regulatory Exchange and Training Program for Federal employees to gain unique insight into the regulatory process and OIRA’s role in regulatory review.  These employees, on detail from their sponsoring agencies, work with permanent OIRA staff on a non-reimbursable detail assignment for three months with the possibility for longer assignments in special circumstances.  Employees with backgrounds in public policy, public administration, business, law, economics, statistics, survey methodology, public health, or other fields relevant to domestic policy and analysis are particularly encouraged to apply. Employees seeking details for SES Candidate Programs or PMF rotations are welcome to apply.

The purpose of this program is to help develop a cadre of agency experts in Executive Order regulatory review and planning, and to foster better cooperation among the agencies and OMB.  In this program, participants will analyze policy matters presented in Federal regulations to ensure that they are consistent with economic principles, sound public policy, and the goals of the President.  In addition, participants will review requests by agencies for approval of information collections (e.g., surveys, program evaluations, applications for benefits) under the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995.

Major topic areas include virtually every domestic policy area including environment, natural resources, agriculture, rural development, energy, labor, education, immigration, health, welfare, housing, finance, criminal justice, information technology, and other related domestic policy issues.

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U.S. Citizenship and successful completion of a background check is required.

APPLICATION PROCESS:  Federal employees interested in applying for the Regulatory Exchange and Training Program should send an e-mail along with a resume to  Applications will be accepted on a rolling basis.