Last week, President Donald Trump issued an Executive Order on a “Comprehensive Plan for Reorganizing the Executive Branch.”
The order directs the “Director of the Office of Management and Budget (Director) to propose a plan to reorganize governmental functions and eliminate unnecessary agencies, … components of agencies, and agency programs.” This order is a timely, necessary step to improve procurement operations and service to the American people.
Within 180 days of the date of the Executive Order, the head of each agency is required to submit to the director a proposed plan to reorganize the agency, as appropriate, in order to improve the efficiency, effectiveness and accountability of that agency. Importantly, pursuant to the order, the director must “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 suggestions when formulating the proposed reorganization plan.” Further, within 180 days after the closing date for receipt of the public suggestions, the director must submit to the President an executive branch reorganization plan, which “shall include, as appropriate, recommendations to eliminate unnecessary agencies, components of agencies, and agency programs, and to merge functions.”
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