Jeffrey Zients, who oversaw the Obama administration’s “tech surge” to repair the troubled healthcare.gov website, will delay his move to become the president’s top economic adviser for a month.
Zients was slated to take over as director of the National Economic Council in January, replacing Gene Sperling. But Sperling will stay on in his post for another month, according to a White House official.
The New York Times reported Tuesday that Sperling will likely remain at the White House until early February to complete a number of projects, including helping President Obama prepare for his State of the Union address. According to the report, Zients also wanted additional time to prep for the transition after two months spent focused on fixing the botched Obamacare online insurance marketplaces.