Transforming Organizational Structure


Transforming Organizational Structure

Accompanying Report of the National Performance Review

Office of the Vice President

Washington, DC

September 1993


Executive Summary


Recommendations and Actions

ORG01: Reduce the Costs and Numbers of Positions Associated with Management Control Structure by Half

ORG02: Use Multi-Year Performance Agreements Between the President and Agency Heads to Guide Downsizing Strategies

ORG03: Establish a List of Specific Field Offices to be Closed

ORG04: The President Should Request Authority to Reorganize Agencies

ORG05: Sponsor Three or More Cross-Departmental Initiatives Addressing Common Issues or Customers

ORG06: Identify and Change Legislative Barriers to Cross-Organizational Cooperation


A. Summary of Actions by Implementation Category

B. Illustrative Table of Areas of Management Control that Should be Considered as Potential Targets for Streamlining

C. Accompanying Reports of the National Performance Review

Each action is followed by a number in parentheses that indicates the necessary avenue for effective implementation. Appendix A organizes all actions according to these categories.

(1) Agency heads can do themselves.

(2) President, Executive Office of the President, or Office of Management and Budget can do.

(3) Requires legislative action.

(4) Good idea, but will require additional work, or may be better suited for future action.

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