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Vice President Gore's
National Partnership for Reinventing Government
Summary of Accomplishments
1993 - 1998

The Reinventing Government initiative is the longest-running and most successful government reform effort in U.S. history. Here are the major accomplishments:
  • Savings total $136 billion.
  • Federal agencies have published more than 4,000 customer service standards for more than 570 organizations and programs.
  • Agencies have eliminated more than 16,000 pages of regulations. President Clinton signed an Executive Order requiring rules and other public documents to be rewritten in plain language.
  • Government was reduced by 351,000 positions. Reductions occurred in 13 of 14 departments. (Justice increased crime fighting.)
  • More than 1,200 Hammer Awards have been presented to teams of federal workers and their partners in industry and state and local governments for using reinvention principles to create a government that works better, costs less, and delivers results Americans care about.
  • About 340 reinvention labs are reengineering government processes and using technology to unleash innovations that excite customers and employees alike with more flexible internal systems and improved services to the public.
  • The Congress has passed and President Clinton has signed more than 83 laws so far enacting NPR recommendations.

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