Try getting employees on board before yanking an agency 1,000 or 2,000 miles away.
Congress has already appropriated more than $17 million, but lawmakers said they still haven’t seen the department’s detailed plan for the Interior reorganization.
The Interior Department’s proposed 2020 budget would devote $28 million to reorganization DOI its offices into 12 regions based on watersheds, versus eight bureaus and 49 regions.
President Donald Trump signed the 2019 spending bill into law, securing a 1.9 percent pay raise for federal employees that will be retroactive to Jan. 1.
In today’s Federal Newscast, the Congressional Budget Office assesses a bill which would give the Trump administration expedited authority to reorganize the federal government.
The Senate Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs Committee is also expected to take up legislation authorizing a government reorganization next week.
Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke says the agency’s Senior Executive Service (SES) members will be the “architects” of his vision to create 12 new unified regions.
Forty years after the civil service was officially “reformed” by the Carter administration, a new team with very different ideas about the role of government and regulations is looking to do some reforming of its own.
The Senate took its turn to question the Trump administration about its government reorganization proposals and offered a much different take than members of the House oversight committee.
Office of Management and Budget attempted to sell lawmakers on its reorganization proposals Wednesday. The proposal to reorganize the Office of Personnel Management sparked mostly concern from members.
Some agency leaders have so far promised to remain transparent as the Trump administration attempts to make good on its reorganization proposals.