By the authority vested in me as President by the Constitution and the
laws of the Unites States of America, including 31 U.S.C. 301 and 26 U.S.C.
7801(a), and in order to establish a permanent oversight board to assist
the Secretary of the Treasury ("Secretary") in ensuring effective management
of the Internal Revenue Service, it is hereby ordered as follows:
Section 1. Establishment.
(a) There is hereby established within the Department of the Treasury
the Internal Revenue Service Management Board ("Board").
(b) The Board Shall consist of:
(1) the Deputy Secretary of the Treasury, who shall
serve as Chair of the Board;
(2) the Assistant Secretary of the Treasury (Management)
and the Chief Financial Officer, who shall serve as Vice Chairs;
(3) the Assistant Secretary of the Treasury (Tax
(4) the Under Secretary of the Treasury (Enforcement);
(5) the Deputy Assistant Secretary of the Treasury
(6) the Deputy Assistant Secretary of the Treasury
(Information Systems) Chief Information Officer;
(7) the Assistant Secretary of the Treasury (Legislative
Affairs and Public Liaison);
(8) the General Counsel for the Department of the
(9) the Director, Office of Security, Department
of the Treasury;
(10) the Senior Procurement Executive for the Department
of the Treasury;
(11) the Commissioner of Internal Revenue;
(12) the Deputy Commissioner of Internal Revenue;
(13) the Associate Commissioner of Internal Revenue
for Modernization/Chief Information Officer of the Internal Revenue Service;
(14) the Deputy Director for Management, Office
of Management and Budget;
(15) the Administrator for Federal Procurement Policy,
Office of Management and Budget;
(16) a representative of the Office of the Vice
President designated by the Vice President;
(17) a representative of the Office of Management
and Budget designated by the Directive of such office;
(18) a representative of the Office of Personnel
Management designated by the Director of such office;
(19) representatives of such other Government agencies
as may be determined from time to time by the Secretary of the Treasury,
designated by the head of such agency; and
(20) such other officers or employees of the Department
of the Treasury as may be designated by the Secretary.
(c) A member of the Board described in paragraphs (16) through (20)
of subsection (b) may be removed by the official who designated such member.
(d) The Board may seek the views, consistent with 18 U.S.C. 205, of
Internal Revenue Service employee representatives on matters considered
by the Board under section 3 of this order.
Sec. 2. Structure. There shall be an Executive Committee of the full
Board, the members of which shall be appointed by the Secretary.
Sec. 3. Functions.
(a) The Board shall directly support the Secretary's oversight of the
management and operation of the Internal Revenue Service. This includes:
(1) working through the Deputy Secretary, assisting
the Secretary on the full range of high-level management issues and concerns
affecting the Internal Revenue Service, particularly those that have a
significant impact on operations, modernization, and customer service.
(2) acting through the Executive Committee, serving
as the primary review for strategic decisions concerning modernization
of the Internal Revenue Service, including modernization direction, strategy,
significant reorganization plans, performance metrics, budgetary issues,
major capital investments, and compensation of personnel.
(b) The Board shall meet
at least monthly and shall prescribe such bylaws or procedures as the Board
(c) The Board shall prepare
semiannual reports to the President and to the Congress, which shall be
transmitted by the Secretary of the Treasury.
Sec. 4. Administration. To the extent permitted by law and subject to
the availability of appropriations, the Secretary shall provide the Board
administrative service, facilities, staff, and such other financial support
services as may be necessary for the performance of its functions under
Sec. 5. Judicial Review. This order is intended only to improve the
internal management of the Internal Revenue Service and is not intended,
and shall not be construed, to create any right or benefit, substantive
or procedural, enforceable at law by a party against the United States,
its agencies, its officers, or its employees.
William J. Clinton
THE WHITE HOUSE,
June 24, 1997.