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Appendix B

History of the
National Partnership for Reinventing Government
List of Presidential Directives Signed Between
September 1993 and December 2000

President Clinton signed 55 directives to implement NPR recommendations and initiatives.

For online copies of most of the directives below, visit our Presidential Executive Orders and Memoranda page. You may search for NPR recommendations in our database.

The President's Community Enterprise Board, Presidential Memorandum, September 9, 1993
FSL01      Improve the Delivery of Federal Domestic Grant Programs

Streamlining the Bureaucracy, Presidential Memorandum, September 11, 1993
ORG01      Reduce the Costs and Numbers of Positions Associated With Management Control Structures by Half

Customer Service Standards, Executive Order 12862, September 11, 1993
ICS01      Create Customer-Driven Programs in All Departments and Agencies That Provide Services Directly to the Public

Elimination of One-Half of Executive Branch Internal Regulations, Executive Order 12861, September 11, 1993
SMC07     Reduce Internal Regulations by More Than 50 Percent

President's Foreign Intelligence Advisory Board, Executive Order 12863, September 13, 1993
INTEL06      Merge the President's Intelligence Oversight Board With the President's Foreign Intelligence Advisory Board

Regulatory Planning Review, Executive Order 12866, September 30, 1993
FSL02      Reduce Red Tape Through Regulatory and Mandate Relief
REG01      Create an Interagency Regulatory Coordinating Group

Agency Rulemaking Procedures, Presidential Memorandum, September 30, 1993
REG05      Streamline Agency Rulemaking Procedures

Negotiated Rulemaking, Presidential Memorandum, September 30, 1993
REG03      Encourage Consensus-Based Rulemaking

Report of Regulations Reviewed, Presidential Memorandum, September 30, 1993
FSL02      Reduce Red Tape Through Regulatory and Mandate Relief
REG01      Create an Interagency Regulatory Coordinating Group

Trade Promotion Coordinating Committee, Executive Order 12870, September 30, 1993
DOC02      Provide Better Coordination to Refocus and Leverage Federal Export Promotion

Implementing Management Reform in the Executive Branch, Presidential Memorandum, October 1, 1993
QUAL01      Provide Improved Leadership and Management of the Executive Branch

Labor-Management Partnerships, Executive Order 12871, October 1, 1993
HRM13      Form Labor-Management Partnerships for Success

Enhancing the Intergovernmental Partnership, Executive Order 12875, October 26, 1993
FSL02      Reduce Red Tape Through Regulatory and Mandate Relief

Streamlining Procurement Through Electronic Commerce, Presidential Memorandum, October 26, 1993
PROC14      Expand Electronic Commerce for Federal Acquisition

U.S. Policy on International Counter-Narcotics in the Western Hemisphere, Presidential Decision Directive No. 14, November 2, 1993
DOJ03/TRE03      Redirect and Better Coordinate Resources Dedicated to the Interdiction of Drugs

  • Make the Director of Law Enforcement Responsible for Drug Interdiction Operations Appropriations (partial)

Establishment of the National Science and Technology Council, Executive Order 12881, November 23, 1993
NSF01      Strengthen Coordination of Science Policy

President's Committee of Advisors on Science and Technology, Executive Order 12882, November 23, 1993

Federal Actions to Address Environmental Justice in Minority Populations and Low-Income Populations, Executive Order 12898, February 11, 1994
EPA09      Establish a Blueprint for Environmental Justice Throughout EPA's Operations

Environmental Justice, Presidential Memorandum, February 11, 1994
EPA09      Establish a Blueprint for Environmental Justice Throughout EPA's Operations

Energy Efficiency and Water Conservation at Federal Facilities, Executive Order 12902, March 8, 1994
ENV03      Increase Energy and Water Efficiency

Coordinating Geographic Data Acquisition and Access: The National Spatial Data Infrastructure, Executive Order 12906, April 11, 1994
DOI03      Establish a National Spatial Data Infrastructure

Environmentally and Economically Beneficial Practices on Federal Landscaped Grounds, Presidential Memorandum, April 26, 1994
ENV04      Increase Environmentally and Economically Beneficial Landscaping

Environmental Polar Satellite Program, Presidential Decision Directive NSTC-2, May 5, 1994
DOC12      Establish a Single Civilian Operational Environmental Polar Satellite Program

  • Establish a Single Environmental Polar Satellite Program Under the Direction of NOAA

Expanding Family-Friendly Work Arrangements in the Executive Branch, Presidential Memorandum, July 11, 1994
HRM07      Enhance Programs to Provide Family-Friendly Workplaces

Promoting Procurement With Small Businesses Owned and Controlled by Socially and Economically Disadvantaged Individuals, Historically Black Colleges, Universities and Minority Institutions, Executive Order 12928, September 29, 1994
HRM07      Enhance Programs to Provide Family-Friendly Workplaces

Continued Commitment to Small, Small Disadvantaged, and Small Women-Owned Businesses in Federal Procurement, Presidential Memorandum, October 13, 1994
PROC07      Enhance Programs for Small Business and Small Disadvantaged Business Concerns

Federal Procurement Reform, Executive Order 12931, October 13, 1994
PROC12      Allow for Expanded Choice and Cooperation in the Use of Supply Schedules

Responsibilities of Federal Executive Boards to Implement Customer Service Initiatives, Presidential Memorandum, December 8, 1994
ICS01      Create Customer-Driven Programs in All Departments and Agencies That Provide Services Directly to the Public

Governmentwide Reform of Regulatory System, Further Reform of Executive Order 12866, February 21, 1995
FSL02      Reduce Red Tape Through Regulatory and Mandate Relief
REG01      Create an Interagency Regulatory Coordinating Group

Regulatory Reinvention Initiative, Presidential Memorandum, March 4, 1995
REG03      Encourage Consensus-Based Rulemaking
REG04      Enhance Public Awareness and Participation
REG10      Provide Better Training and Incentives for Regulators

Improving Customer Service, Presidential Memorandum, March 22, 1995
ICS01      Create Customer-Driven Programs in All Departments and Agencies That Provide Services Directly to the Public
ICS05      Streamline Ways to Collect Customer Satisfaction and Other Information From the Public

Classified National Security Information, Executive Order 12958, April 17, 1995
INTEL03      Reassess Information Collection to Meet New Analytical Challenges

Waiver of Penalties and Reduction of Reports, Presidential Memorandum, April 24, 1995
SmBus16      Use Discretionary Enforcement Authority to Modify or Waive Penalties in Specific Instances
SmBus17      Reduce the Paperwork Burden on Small Businesses

Democracy Funding Programs, Presidential Letter, May 11, 1995
AID01      Redefine and Focus AID's Mission and Priorities

Supporting the Role of Fathers in Families, Presidential Memorandum, June 16, 1995
HRM07      Enhance Programs to Provide Family-Friendly Workplaces

Career Transition Assistance for Federal Employees, Presidential Memorandum, September 12, 1995
HRM14      Provide Incentives to Encourage Voluntary Separations

Export Licensing Procedures, Executive Order 12981, February 5, 1996
DOC03      Reform the Federal Export Control System for Commercial Goods

  • The President Should Direct Basic Overhaul of Export Licensing Procedures

Civil Justice Reform, Executive Order 12988, February 5, 1996
REG06      Encourage Alternative Dispute Resolution When Enforcing Regulations

Implementing Federal Family Friendly Work Arrangements, Presidential Memorandum, June 21, 1996
HRM07      Enhance Programs to Provide Family-Friendly Workplaces

Federal Information Technology, Executive Order 13011, July 17, 1996
IT01      Provide Clear, Strong Leadership to Integrate Information Technology Into the Business of Government
IT09      Improve Government's Information Infrastructure
IT11      Improve Methods of Information Technology Acquisition

Government Employment for Welfare Recipients, Presidential Memorandum, March 8, 1997
(project assigned to NPR)

Improving Administrative Management in the Executive Branch, Executive Order 13048, June 11, 1997
QUAL01      Provide Improved Leadership and Management of the Executive Branch

Electronic Commerce, Presidential Memorandum, July 1, 1997
PROC14      Expand Electronic Commerce for Federal Acquisition

Coordination of United States Government International Exchanges and Training Programs, Executive Order 13055, July 15, 1997
(stemmed from NPR work on State Department issues during NPR Phase II, 1995)

Conducting “Conversations with America” to Further Improve Customer Service, Presidential Memorandum, March 3, 1998.
ICS01      Create Customer-Driven Programs in All Departments and Agencies That Provide Services Directly to the Public

Streamlining the Granting of Waivers, Presidential Memorandum, April 21, 1998.
SMC08      Expand the use of Waivers to Encourage Innovation

Designation of Interagency Committees to Facilitate and Encourage Agency Use of Alternate Means of Dispute Resolution and Negotiated Rulemaking, Presidential Memorandum, May 1, 1998.
REG03      Encourage Consensus-Based Rulemaking
REG06      Encourage Alternative Dispute Resolution When Enforcing Regulations

Actions to Further Improve Financial Management, Presidential Memorandum, May 26, 1998.
FM10      Provide an Annual Financial Report to the Public

Plain Language in Government Writing, Presidential Memorandum, June 1, 1998.
(project developed by NPR)

Presidentís Council on Food Safety, Executive Order 13100, August 25, 1998.
HHS03      Develop a National Uniform Inspection System to Ensure a Safe Food Supply (partial)

Using Technology to Improve Training Opportunities for Federal Government Employees, Executive Order 13111, January 12, 1999.
IT13      Provide Training and Technical Assistance in Information Technology to Federal Employees

Memorandum on the Use of Information Technology to Improve Our Society, December 17, 1999
Action on NPR Outcome 2: Creating an Electronic Government

Air Traffic Performance-Based Organization. Executive Order 13180, December 7, 2000.
Action on Vice Presidential Statement, April 1996.

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