President Donald Trump signed a Presidential Executive Order Monday calling on a comprehensive plan for reorganizing the Executive Branch of government.
“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, components of agencies, and agency programs.”
The president wants to reorganize and stop redundancy and waste in federal agencies and has ordered that the head of each agency will offer a plan to reorganize. Including members of the armed forces, the Executive Branch employs more than 4 million Americans. Within 180 days the Director will receive these plans to “improve the efficiency, effectiveness, and accountability” of each agency.
“The proposed plan shall include recommendations for any legislation or administrative measures necessary to achieve the proposed reorganization.”
Specifically Trump has called on the Director to determine if these agencies and their programs “are appropriate for the Federal Government or would be better left to State or local governments or to the private sector through free enterprise.”
He also wants a determination “whether the costs of continuing to operate an agency, a component, or a program are justified by the public benefits it provides: and if “the costs of shutting down or merging agencies, components, or programs, including the costs of addressing the equities of affected agency staff.”