Subject: Presidential Executive Order on a Comprehensive Plan for Reorganizing the Executive Branchpoolreports3/13/17 5:32pm0EditPromoteShare to KinjaGo to permalinkTHE WHITE HOUSE Advertisement Office of the Press SecretaryFOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Advertisement March 13, 2017EXECUTIVE ORDER- - - - - - - Sponsored COMPREHENSIVE PLAN FOR REORGANIZING THE EXECUTIVE BRANCHBy the authority vested in me as President by the Constitution and the laws of the United States of America, it ishereby ordered as follows: Advertisement _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. Advertisement (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, inaddition to anyother 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; Advertisement Advertisement (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 Advertisement (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 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: Advertisement Advertisement (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. Advertisement (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.DONALD J. TRUMPTHE WHITE HOUSE, Advertisement Advertisement March 13, 2017.###Public Pool is an automated feed of White House press pool reports. For live updates, follow @WHPublicPool on Twitter.