Maryland’s Merril Oliver Appointed to Presidential Executive Order Workgroup

Hot news just in from NGMA:

The President of the National Grants Management Association (NGMA) and Deputy Director of the Maryland Governor’s Grants Office, Merril Oliver, was appointed today to an Executive Order workgroup signed into effect by President Barack Obama, November 2009, to explore “administrative actions designed to improve the incentives and accountability of State and local governments, as well as other entities receiving Federal funds, for reducing improper payments.…” Oliver is one of 4 high-ranking state officials on the 16-member workgroup comprised of federal and state representatives. 

Oliver states that she is “excited to collaborate with such distinguished colleagues to offer a positive solutions-based approach to reducing improper payments and driving increased accountability for direct measurable results with expenditure of federal funds.” The workgroup is charged with offering its recommendations to the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) within 180 days of enactment of Presidential Executive Order #13520.

Congratulations, Merril!