Title:Presidential Memorandum, Streamlining the Federal Workforce
Author: The White House
Date: 11 Sept 1993
Subject: Presidential Memo On Streamlining the Federal Workforce
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RELEASED BY THE OFFICE OF THE PRESS SECRETARY THE WHITE HOUSE
Presidential Memorandum 09-11-93
Re: Streamlining the Bureaucracy
MEMORANDUM FOR HEADS OF DEPARTMENTS AND AGENCIES
SUBJECT: Streamlining the Bureaucracy
Consistent with the National Performance Review's recommendation to
reduce the executive branch civilian work force by 252,000, or not less
than 12 percent, by the close of fiscal year 1999, I hereby direct each head
of an executive department or agency to prepare, as a first step, a
streamlining plan to be submitted to the Director of the Office of
Management and Budget not later than December 1, 1993.
The streamlining plans shall be prepared in accordance with the following:
WILLIAM J. CLINTON
- Each executive department's and agency's plans should address, among
other things, the means by which it will reduce the ratio of managers and
supervisors to other personnel, with a goal of reducing the percentage who
are supervisors or managers in halving the current ratio within 5 years.
- The streamlining plans should be characterized by:
(a) delegation of authority, (b) decentralization, (c) empowerment of
employees to make decisions, and (d) mechanisms to hold managers and
employees accountable for their performance.
- Each plan shall address ways to reduce overcontrol and
micromanagement that now generate "red tape" and hamper efficiency in
the Federal Government. Each streamlining plan should also propose
specific measures to simplify the internal organization and administrative
processes of the department or agency.
- The streamlining plans should further seek to realize cost savings,
improve the quality of Government services, and raise the morale and
productivity of the department or agency.
- All independent regulatory commissions and agencies are requested to
comply with the provisions of this memorandum.