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OM Organizations


The OM is comprised of the Office of the Director and eight Offices. The Program Manager of the NIH Business System (NBS) also reports directly to the Director of the Office of Management.

Office of Acquisition and Logistics Management (OALM)
OALM advises the NIH Director and staff on acquisition and logistics activities and contract and grant financial advisory services; provides leadership and guidance to NIH components on acquisition and logistics administration and management; and develops/implements policies, provides oversight, and manages the operational components in the areas of acquisition and logistics management.

Office of Budget (OB) 
OB is the central NIH office responsible for budget policy, planning, analysis, formulation, justification, presentation, and execution of annual appropriations in concert with 27 Institutes and Centers (ICs). It operates as the NIH focal point for the interpretation, preparation, dissemination, and implementation of financial policies and procedures. OB advises the NIH Director on budgetary issues, and functions as the budget liaison with HHS, OMB, and Congress.

Office of Financial Management (OFM)
OFM provides central accounting and reporting for all financial transactions that originate from the 27 Institutes and Centers (ICs). OFM also provides overall direction and leadership to the ICs by establishing financial management policies and procedures and by providing oversight of the NIH Core Financial Management Systems. OFM is the focal point for audits, travel policy, central services funds management, and the general ledger.

Office of Human Resources (OHR)
OHR advises the NIH Director and staff on strategic and tactical human resource (HR) management; directs HR management services; provides NIH leadership and planning on Human Capital program development, salary administration, corporate recruitment, employee and management development; conducts studies and makes recommendations for new or redirected HR efforts, programs, and policies; and supports HR information systems.

Office of Management Assessment (OMA)
OMA provides expert advice to the Deputy Director for Management and other NIH leadership officials on program integrity, risk management, liaison with outside audit organizations, and management support systems.  OMA implements NIH-wide programs in each of these areas to safeguard the assets and preserve the public trust in NIH, and to provide management systems that support administrative processes within the agency.  

Office of Research Facilities Development and Operations (ORF)
ORF provides and operates healthy, safe, and attractive capital facilities on all NIH campuses through the management, design, development, construction, repair, and improvement of facilities and their related infrastructure. As the single point of accountability for all NIH facility activities, ORF coordinates and manages planning for NIH owned and leased facilities through NIH Master Plans, Space Plans, and related facility studies. ORF maintains the NIH environment through the management of environmental inspections, impacts, and the coordination of the NIH waste recycling program. 

Office of Research Services (ORS)
ORS provides responsive and dependable support to the NIH research mission by planning, directing, and delivering scientific and regulatory activities, public safety, security, and services to enrich the NIH community. ORS program areas in Scientific Resources, Program and Employee Services, and Security and Emergency Response impact all organizations and people at NIH. ORS provides many services directly to the NIH scientific community, such as radiation safety and training, a centralized animal care program, and occupational health and safety services. 

Office of Strategic Planning and Management Operations (OSPMO)  
OSPMO facilitates strategic alignment of administrative management priorities for NIH and the Office of Management (OM).  OSPMO advances NIH and OM operational excellence through partnerships in strategic planning, innovation, and change management.  Supports OM-wide operations, advances administrative efficiencies, and facilitates implementation of Agency priorities. Advises the Deputy Director for Management (DDM) on all aspects of NIH administrative management and on financial and administrative operations within the Office of Management (OM).

NIH Business System (NBS)
NBS is a comprehensive enterprise resource planning system that meets the NIH’s needs supporting standard functions like budget, financial management, acquisitions, and property management, to unique needs such as Animal Procurement, Fellowship Payments, e-Government Travel, Patient Travel and P-Card. The NBS System is integrated with NIH, HHS, and other Federal agencies through batch and real-time interfaces.