Comprehensive Plan for Reorganizing the Executive Branch, 13959-13960 [2017-05399]

Download as PDF 13959 Presidential Documents Federal Register Vol. 82, No. 50 Thursday, March 16, 2017 Title 3— Executive Order 13781 of March 13, 2017 The President Comprehensive Plan for Reorganizing the Executive Branch By the authority vested in me as President by the Constitution and the laws of the United States of America, it is hereby ordered as follows: Section 1. Purpose. This order is intended to improve the efficiency, effectiveness, and accountability of the executive branch by directing the Director of the Office of Management and Budget (Director) to propose a plan to reorganize governmental functions and eliminate unnecessary agencies (as defined in section 551(1) of title 5, United States Code), components of agencies, and agency programs. Sec. 2. Proposed Plan to Improve the Efficiency, Effectiveness, and Accountability of Federal Agencies, Including, as Appropriate, to Eliminate or Reorganize Unnecessary or Redundant Federal Agencies. (a) Within 180 days of the date of this order, the head of each agency shall submit to the Director a proposed plan to reorganize the agency, if appropriate, in order to improve the efficiency, effectiveness, and accountability of that agency. (b) The Director shall publish a notice in the Federal Register inviting the public to suggest improvements in the organization and functioning of the executive branch and shall consider the suggestions when formulating the proposed plan described in subsection (c) of this section. (c) Within 180 days after the closing date for the submission of suggestions pursuant to subsection (b) of this section, the Director shall submit to the President a proposed plan to reorganize the executive branch in order to improve the efficiency, effectiveness, and accountability of agencies. The proposed plan shall include, as appropriate, recommendations to eliminate unnecessary agencies, components of agencies, and agency programs, and to merge functions. The proposed plan shall include recommendations for any legislation or administrative measures necessary to achieve the proposed reorganization. (d) In developing the proposed plan described in subsection (c) of this section, the Director shall consider, in addition to any other relevant factors: (i) whether some or all of the functions of an agency, a component, or a program are appropriate for the Federal Government or would be better left to State or local governments or to the private sector through free enterprise; (ii) whether some or all of the functions of an agency, a component, or a program are redundant, including with those of another agency, component, or program; jstallworth on DSK7TPTVN1PROD with PRES DOC (iii) whether certain administrative capabilities necessary for operating an agency, a component, or a program are redundant with those of another agency, component, or program; (iv) whether the costs of continuing to operate an agency, a component, or a program are justified by the public benefits it provides; and (v) the costs of shutting down or merging agencies, components, or programs, including the costs of addressing the equities of affected agency staff. (e) In developing the proposed plan described in subsection (c) of this section, the Director shall consult with the head of each agency and, consistent with applicable law, with persons or entities outside the Federal VerDate Sep<11>2014 14:17 Mar 15, 2017 Jkt 241001 PO 00000 Frm 00001 Fmt 4705 Sfmt 4790 E:\FR\FM\16MRE0.SGM 16MRE0 13960 Federal Register / Vol. 82, No. 50 / Thursday, March 16, 2017 / Presidential Documents Government with relevant expertise in organizational structure and management. Sec. 3. General Provisions. (a) Nothing in this order shall be construed to impair or otherwise affect: (i) the authority granted by law to an executive department or agency, or the head thereof; or (ii) the functions of the Director relating to budgetary, administrative, or legislative proposals. (b) This order shall be implemented consistent with applicable law and subject to the availability of appropriations. (c) This order is not intended to, and does not, create any right or benefit, substantive or procedural, enforceable at law or in equity by any party against the United States, its departments, agencies, or entities, its officers, employees, or agents, or any other person. THE WHITE HOUSE, March 13, 2017. [FR Doc. 2017–05399 Filed 3–15–17; 8:45 am] VerDate Sep<11>2014 14:17 Mar 15, 2017 Jkt 241001 PO 00000 Frm 00002 Fmt 4705 Sfmt 4790 E:\FR\FM\16MRE0.SGM 16MRE0 Trump.EPS</GPH> jstallworth on DSK7TPTVN1PROD with PRES DOC Billing code 3295–F7–P

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[Federal Register Volume 82, Number 50 (Thursday, March 16, 2017)]
[Presidential Documents]
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[FR Doc No: 2017-05399]




                        Presidential Documents 



Federal Register / Vol. 82 , No. 50 / Thursday, March 16, 2017 / 
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Title 3--
The President

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                Executive Order 13781 of March 13, 2017

                
Comprehensive Plan for Reorganizing the Executive 
                Branch

                By the authority vested in me as President by the 
                Constitution and the laws of the United States of 
                America, it is hereby ordered as follows:

                Section 1. Purpose. This order is intended to improve 
                the efficiency, effectiveness, and accountability of 
                the executive branch by directing the Director of the 
                Office of Management and Budget (Director) to propose a 
                plan to reorganize governmental functions and eliminate 
                unnecessary agencies (as defined in section 551(1) of 
                title 5, United States Code), components of agencies, 
                and agency programs.

                Sec. 2. Proposed Plan to Improve the Efficiency, 
                Effectiveness, and Accountability of Federal Agencies, 
                Including, as Appropriate, to Eliminate or Reorganize 
                Unnecessary or Redundant Federal Agencies. (a) Within 
                180 days of the date of this order, the head of each 
                agency shall submit to the Director a proposed plan to 
                reorganize the agency, if appropriate, in order to 
                improve the efficiency, effectiveness, and 
                accountability of that agency.

                    (b) The Director shall publish a notice in the 
                Federal Register inviting the public to suggest 
                improvements in the organization and functioning of the 
                executive branch and shall consider the suggestions 
                when formulating the proposed plan described in 
                subsection (c) of this section.
                    (c) Within 180 days after the closing date for the 
                submission of suggestions pursuant to subsection (b) of 
                this section, the Director shall submit to the 
                President a proposed plan to reorganize the executive 
                branch in order to improve the efficiency, 
                effectiveness, and accountability of agencies. The 
                proposed plan shall include, as appropriate, 
                recommendations to eliminate unnecessary agencies, 
                components of agencies, and agency programs, and to 
                merge functions. The proposed plan shall include 
                recommendations for any legislation or administrative 
                measures necessary to achieve the proposed 
                reorganization.
                    (d) In developing the proposed plan described in 
                subsection (c) of this section, the Director shall 
                consider, in addition to any other relevant factors:

(i) whether some or all of the functions of an agency, a component, or a 
program are appropriate for the Federal Government or would be better left 
to State or local governments or to the private sector through free 
enterprise;

(ii) whether some or all of the functions of an agency, a component, or a 
program are redundant, including with those of another agency, component, 
or program;

(iii) whether certain administrative capabilities necessary for operating 
an agency, a component, or a program are redundant with those of another 
agency, component, or program;

(iv) whether the costs of continuing to operate an agency, a component, or 
a program are justified by the public benefits it provides; and

(v) the costs of shutting down or merging agencies, components, or 
programs, including the costs of addressing the equities of affected agency 
staff.

                    (e) In developing the proposed plan described in 
                subsection (c) of this section, the Director shall 
                consult with the head of each agency and, consistent 
                with applicable law, with persons or entities outside 
                the Federal

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                Government with relevant expertise in organizational 
                structure and management.

                Sec. 3. General Provisions. (a) Nothing in this order 
                shall be construed to impair or otherwise affect:

(i) the authority granted by law to an executive department or agency, or 
the head thereof; or

(ii) the functions of the Director relating to budgetary, administrative, 
or legislative proposals.

                    (b) This order shall be implemented consistent with 
                applicable law and subject to the availability of 
                appropriations.
                    (c) This order is not intended to, and does not, 
                create any right or benefit, substantive or procedural, 
                enforceable at law or in equity by any party against 
                the United States, its departments, agencies, or 
                entities, its officers, employees, or agents, or any 
                other person.
                
                
                    (Presidential Sig.)

                THE WHITE HOUSE,

                    March 13, 2017.

[FR Doc. 2017-05399
Filed 3-15-17; 8:45 am]
Billing code 3295-F7-P