CRS Report on Trump’s plan to reorganize the federal government

From The Trump Administration’s Reform Plan and Reorganization Recommendations (IN10920, June 26, 2018):

On June 21, 2018, the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) issued Delivering Government Solutions in the 21st Century: Reform Plan and Reorganization Recommendations (the Reform Plan). The Reform Plan followed from Executive Order 13781, “Comprehensive Plan for Reorganizing the Executive Branch,” issued by President Donald J. Trump on March 13, 2017, and an OMB memorandum, M-17-22, “Comprehensive Plan for Reforming the Federal Government and Reducing the Federal Civilian Workforce,” issued on April 12, 2017

The 32 cross-agency proposals include, for example, those that would
•merge the Departments of Education and Labor;
•move certain nutrition assistance programs from the Department of Agriculture (USDA) to the Department of Health and Human Services;
•move the Army Corps of Engineers Civil Works from the Department of Defense (DOD) to the Department Transportation and the Department of the Interior (DOI);
•transfer the food safety functions of the Food and Drug Administration and those of USDA to a single agency within USDA;
•merge the National Marine Fisheries Service, which is part of the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration at the Department of Commerce (DOC), with the Fish and Wildlife Service at DOI;
•combine certain development finance tools, including those of the Overseas Private Investment Corporation and the Development Credit Authority of the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) into a newly established Development Finance Institution;
•comprehensively reorganize the headquarters bureaus and independent offices of USAID;
•move the policymaking functions of the Office of Personnel Management (OPM) to the Executive Office of the President;
•reorganize the U.S. Census Bureau, the Bureau of Economic Analysis, and the Bureau of Labor Statistics under the Under Secretary of Commerce for Economic Affairs;
•sell the transmission assets owned and operated by the Tennessee Valley Authority and the power marketing administrations within the Department of Energy;
•restructure the U.S. Postal Service to improve sustainability or prepare it to be converted to a private corporation;
•consolidate the management of graduate research fellowships of smaller federal agencies in the National Science Foundation;
•transition the business and recordkeeping practices of federal agencies to electronic government; and
•transfer the National Background Investigations Bureau from OPM to DOD

— Joe

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