[Federal Register Volume 62, Number 114 (Friday, June 13, 1997)]
[Presidential Documents]
[Pages 32467-32469]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 97-15828]

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Part VII

The President


Executive Order 13048--Improving Administrative Management in the 
Executive Branch

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                Executive Order 13048 of June 10, 1997

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 

                    (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 
                    1. Department of State;
                    2. Department of the Treasury;
                    3. Department of Defense;
                    4. Department of Justice;
                    5. Department of the Interior;
                    6. Department of Agriculture;
                    7. Department of Commerce;
                    8. Department of Labor;
                    9. Department of Health and Human Services;
                    10. Department of Housing and Urban Development;
                    11. Department of Transportation;
                    12. Department of Energy;
                    13. Department of Education;
                    14. Department of Veterans Affairs;
                    15. Environmental Protection Agency;

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                    16. Federal Emergency Management Agency;
                    17. Central Intelligence Agency;
                    18. Small Business Administration;
                    19. Department of the Army;
                    20. Department of the Navy;
                    21. Department of the Air Force;
                    22. National Aeronautics and Space Administration;
                    23. Agency for International Development;
                    24. General Services Administration;
                    25. National Science Foundation; and
                    26. Office of Personnel Management.

                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 

                    (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:

                (1) explore opportunities for more effective use of 
                Government resources;

                (2) support activities and initiatives of the 
                President's Management Council, the Chief Financial 
                Officers Council, the Chief Information Officers 
                Council, the Federal Procurement Council, and the 
                Interagency Advisory Group of Federal Personnel 
                Directors designed to develop, review, revise, and 
                implement Governmentwide administrative management 
                policies; and

                (3) identify successful administrative management 
                practices, including quality management practices, and 
                assist in their Governmentwide dissemination and 

                Sec. 2. Responsibilities of the Chair. The Chair or, if 
                the Chair chooses, the Vice Chair shall:

                (1) convene meetings of the Council;

                (2) preside at formal council meetings;

                (3) establish committees or working groups of the 
                Council, as necessary for efficient conduct of Council 
                functions; and

                (4) appoint, to the extent permitted by law and 
                consistent with personnel practices, other full-time 
                officers or employees of the Federal Government to the 
                Council as at-large members for specific terms, not 
                exceeding 2 years, to provide expertise to the Council.

                Sec. 3. Responsibilities of Agency Heads. To the extent 
                permitted by law, heads of departments or agencies 
                represented on the Council shall provide their 
                representatives with administrative support needed to 
                support Council activities.

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                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 12637 (revising the executive branch productivity 
                improvement program) are revoked.

                    (Presidential Sig.)

                THE WHITE HOUSE,

                    June 10, 1997.

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