Senate Re-Approves PMIAA

The Program Management Improvement and Accountability Act, which goes to President Obama for signature, seeks to improve efficiency with the U.S. federal government though enhanced accountability and best practices in project and program management.

The U.S. Senate has unanimously re-approved S.1550, the Program Management Improvement and Accountability Act of 2015 (PMIAA), which will enhance accountability and best practices in project and program management throughout the federal government. The legislation, strongly endorsed by the Project Management Institute (PMI), has now cleared both chambers of Congress with bi-partisan support and will go to President Barack Obama for his signature.

“This critical legislation will help maximize efficiency within the U.S. federal government, thereby generating more successful program outcomes and increasing the value that Americans receive for their tax dollars”

This action marks the second time the Senate has unanimously approved this legislation. A previously-passed version of the bill cleared the House of Representatives in September with minor modifications. The revised legislation was then sent back to the Senate for final approval.

The PMIAA reforms federal program management policy in four important ways:

1. Creating a formal job series and career path for program managers in the federal government.


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