Updates on the Evidence Act
In connection with the enactment of the Foundations for Evidence-Based Policymaking Act of 2018 and OMB Memorandum M-19-23, Phase 1 Implementation of the Foundations for Evidence-Based Policymaking Act of 2018, the Assistant Secretary for Management (ASM) established a new Office of the Chief Data Officer (OCDO), and has appointed Roger Mishoe as its new CDO.
Treasury has also designated Anne Chiang as the Evaluation Officer and Barry Johnson as the Statistical Official.
Treasury also established a Data Governance Board that meets monthly.
INTERIM EVALUATION POLICY
The Foundations for Evidence-Based Policymaking Act of 2018 (Public Law 115-435, “Evidence Act”) requires that agencies publish an evaluation policy. This policy will apply to all evaluation activities within Treasury, including those led by bureaus and Departmental Offices. Treasury’s Interim Evaluation Policy includes the guiding principles and quality standards that should be followed when conducting evaluation activities within the Department.