Order calls for reorganizing federal government
March 15, 2017 -- A plan to reorganize the federal government, including NCUA and other independent agencies, is due to be presented to President Donald Trump in about one year, under an order signed by the president Monday.
The order calls for the director of the federal Office of Management and Budget (OMB) to pull together the plan after receiving input from the agencies (and the public) over the next six months. In developing the plan, the order calls for OMB to develop recommendations to eliminate unnecessary agencies, components of agencies, and agency programs, and to merge functions through legislation or executive action.
In developing those recommendations, OMB is specifically directed to consider if functions of federal agencies would be better left to state or local governments, “or to the private sector through free enterprise.”
The order also calls for the OMB to identify redundancies across the federal government and whether the costs of continuing to operate an agency or its programs are justified by the public benefits provided.