Effective Date: June 10, 1997
|Responsible Office: Office of Management Systems|
|Subject: IMPROVING ADMINISTRATIVE MANAGEMENT IN THE EXECUTIVE BRANCH|
Improvement of Government operations is a continuing process that benefits from interagency activities. One group dedicated to such activities is the President's Council on Management Improvement (PCMI), established by Executive Order 12479 in 1984, reestablished by Executive Order 12816 in 1992. In the intervening years, some activities of the PCMI have been assumed by the President's Management Council, the Chief Financial Officers Council, and the Chief Information Officers Council. These organizations are also focussed on improving agencies' use of quality management principles. Other functions have been assigned to individual agencies. Nonetheless, remaining administrative management matters deserve attention across agency lines.
By the authority vested in me as President by the Constitution and the laws of the United States of America and in order to improve agency administrative and management practices throughout the executive branch, I hereby direct the following:
Section 1. Interagency Council on Administrative Management. (a) Purpose
and Membership. An Interagency Council on Administrative Management ("Council")
is established as an interagency coordination mechanism. The Council shall
be composed of the Deputy Director for Management of the Office of Management
and Budget, who shall serve as Chair, and one senior administrative management
official from each of the following agencies:
Department and agency heads shall advise the Chair of their selections for membership on the Council. Council membership shall also include representatives of the Chief Financial Officers Council, the Chief Information Officers Council, the Federal Procurement Council, the Interagency Advisory Group of Federal Personnel Directors, and the Small Agency Council, as well as at-large members appointed by the Chair, as he deems appropriate. The Chair shall invite representatives of the Social Security Administration to participate in the Council's work, as appropriate. The Council shall select a Vice Chair from among the Council's membership.
(b) The Council shall plan, promote, and recommend
improvements in Government administration and operations and provide advice
to the Chair on matters pertaining to the administrative management of
the Federal Government. The Council shall:
Sec. 2. Responsibilities of the Chair. The Chair or, if the Chair chooses,
the Vice Chair shall:
Sec. 3. Responsibilities of Agency Heads. To the extent permitted by law, heads of departments or agencies represented on the Council shall provide their representative with administrative support needed to support Council activities.
Sec. 4. Judicial Review. This order is for the internal management of the executive branch and does not create any right or benefit, substantive or procedural, enforceable by a party against the United States, its agencies or instrumentalities, its officers or employees, or any other person.
Sec. 5. Revocation. Executive Order 12816 (creating the President's Council on Management Improvement), Executive Order 12552 (establishing the executive branch productivity improvement program) and Executive Order 1263 (revising the executive branch productivity improvement program) are revoked.
William J. Clinton
THE WHITE HOUSE,
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