August 10, 2018: Dustin Brown has taken a six-month sabbatical from his position as the Deputy Assistant Director for Management at the White House Office of Management and Budget (OMB). Brown has been hired as a Senior Fellow at the private, non-partisan, non-profit, non-governmental organization known as the Volcker Alliance. The group was established “to advance effective management of government to achieve results that matter to citizens,” according to a press release from the organization. Brown “will join the Alliance as a Senior Fellow through Title IV of the Intergovernmental Personnel Act of 1970 (“IPA”) which permits temporary assignment of personnel between federal, state, and local governments, institutes of higher education, and other eligible nonprofit organizations,” according to the Alliance press release. “During this time, he will take a six-month sabbatical from his role as the Deputy Assistant Director for Management at the US Office of Management and Budget (OMB). While working with the Alliance, he will concentrate on improving recruitment of top talent from universities into federal government, while striving to reach consensus on the skills that will be most in demand within the federal government. In addition, his focus will be on ways universities can better develop those competencies and, also, examining ways to strengthen opportunities for government to communicate research questions to universities related to the management and effectiveness of government.” Brown joined OMB in 2001, and he has worked on community and economic development policy, international affairs, and at the OMB Director’s Office before he was appointed as the career Senior Executive Service Director of the Office of Performance and Personnel Management in 2007. He has a master’s degree in public administration from the Maxwell School of Citizenship and Public Affairs at Syracuse University, a bachelor's degree from Manchester College in Indiana, and he received a Fulbright Scholarship to study in Quito, Ecuador.