Kenneth A. Gold, Ph.D.

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Kenneth A. Gold, Ph.D. joined the Government Affairs Institute at the U.S. Office of Personnel Management in 1989 and became Director of the Institute in 1992. Before joining GAI, Dr. Gold taught at the American University in Washington, DC and was Assistant Professor with the University’s School of International Service and with the School of Government and Public Affairs. He has also been a member of the Senior Staff at the Brookings Institution.

Education: PhD, Pennsylvania State University; MA, Pennsylvania State University; BA, City College of New York


  • Federal and Defense Budget
  • Working with Congress
  • Federal Workers Issues
  • Inspectors General

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“United States Foreign Economic Policy Making: An Analysis of the Use of Food Resources.” Garland Pub.

Director’s Desk

Kenneth Gold | July 14, 2016

Although appropriators have been diligently working on the individual FY17 spending bills in each chamber, as of today the House has managed to pass only four of the twelve bills, and the Senate only three.  None have been sent to the president, and it remains unlikely that more than two or three of the bills

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Director’s Desk

Kenneth Gold | March 18, 2016

Although the NCAA Tournament attracts far more attention, mid-March also marks the beginning phase of the congressional budget and appropriations process. Even though the November 2015 Bipartisan Budget Act set the discretionary spending levels for FY17, passing a budget resolution is still significant.  First, a budget resolution is a political document, and provides a vehicle

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