(Reuters) - WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The White House gave guidelines to federal agencies on Friday in an effort to guarantee that the $1 trillion infrastructure spending bill is implemented and monitored effectively.
The White House said that President Joe Biden will meet with around a dozen inspectors general (IGs) and other oversight authorities, as well as senior administration officials managing infrastructure spending, on Friday.
Biden wants to empower independent government watchdogs, or IGs, to ensure that the massive government spending plan agreed in November is properly supervised.
The White House Office of Management and Budget (OMB) Director Shalanda Young published a 14-page guidance document on Friday, which says agencies must select a senior person to be accountable for infrastructure investment implementation and to lead regular assessments.
Young suggested that agencies should collaborate with IGs when designing infrastructure initiatives and attend joint review meetings with IGs and OMB on major programs.
"Enterprise risk management approaches... to identify and reduce risks associated with attaining program results," according to the guidance.