President Barack Obama’s nominee to be next Director of the Office of Management and Budget Jack Lew is no doubt planning on drawing on his experience in the position during the Clinton administration. If he wants a quick refresher on management issues that linger in the federal bureaucracy, he need look no further than a nine-page memo written in July of 1970.
We recently unearthed the memo, which Nixon advisor Fred Malek drafted for George P. Shultz, then-director of the newly formed OMB. It was an attempt by the 33-year-old future president of Marriott Hotels and Northwest Airlines to outline some of the principal management challenges the agency would have to address in its inaugural years.
The above excerpt was originally published in The Hill.
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