[Federal Register Volume 66, Number 17 (Thursday, January 25, 2001)]
[Presidential Documents]
[Pages 7853-7854]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 01-2398]

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Part III

The President


Executive Order 13197--Governmentwide Accountability for Merit System 
Principles; Workforce Information

Proclamation 7402--Establishment of the Governors Island National 

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Title 3--
The President

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                Executive Order 13197 of January 18, 2001

Governmentwide Accountability for Merit System 
                Principles; Workforce Information

                In an era of decentralization of Federal human 
                resources management, it is increasingly important to 
                ensure that merit system principles are applied 
                consistently across the Federal Government and that the 
                Executive branch has the ability to collect information 
                about its workforce. The President and the public need 
                to be assured that Federal agencies are monitoring the 
                exercise of all human resources management authorities 
                that have been delegated to them.

                Therefore, by the authority vested in me as President 
                by the Constitution and the laws of the United States 
                of America, including sections 1104(a)(1), 2301(c), and 
                3302 of title 5, United States Code, it is hereby 
                ordered as follows:

                Section 1. Civil Service Rule V (5 CFR Part 5) is 
                amended in section 5.2 by striking subsection (d).

                Sec. 2. Civil Service Rule VII (5 CFR Part 7) is 
                amended --

                (a) by striking section 7.2;

                (b) by redesignating sections 7.3 and 7.4 as sections 
                7.2 and 7.3, respectively; and

                (c) by amending the table of sections to read as 


                7.1 Discretion in filling vacancies.

                7.2 Reemployment rights.

                7.3 Citizenship.''

                Sec. 3. Two new Civil Service Rules are added at the 
                end of Civil Service Rule VIII to read as follows:



                9.1 Definition.

                9.2 Reporting workforce information.

                Sec. 9.1 Definition.

                 As used in this rule, 'Executive agency' means an 
                Executive department, a Government corporation, and an 
                independent establishment, as those terms are defined 
                in chapter 1 of title 5, United States Code, but does 
                not include the Federal Bureau of Investigation, the 
                Central Intelligence Agency, the Defense Intelligence 
                Agency, the National Imagery and Mapping Agency, the 
                National Security Agency, and, as determined by the 
                President, any Executive agency or unit within an 
                Executive agency which has as its principal function 
                the conduct of foreign intelligence or 
                counterintelligence activities.

                Sec. 9.2 Reporting workforce information.

                 The Director of the Office of Personnel Management may 
                require all Executive agencies to report information 
                relating to civilian employees, including positions and 
                employees in the competitive, excepted, and Senior 

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                services, in a manner and at times prescribed by the 
                Director. The Director shall establish standards for 
                workforce information submissions under this section, 
                and agencies shall ensure that their submissions meet 
                these standards consistent with the Privacy Act. The 
                Director may exempt from this section a specific agency 
                or group of employees when the Director determines that 
                an exemption is appropriate because of special 



                    (RULE X)


                10.1 Definitions.

                10.2 Accountability systems.

                10.3 OPM authority to review personnel management 
                programs and practices.

                Sec. 10.1 Definitions.

                For purposes of this rule --

                (a) 'agency' means an Executive agency as defined in 
                Rule IX, but does not include a Government corporation 
                or the General Accounting Office; and

                (b) 'merit system principles' means the principles for 
                Federal personnel management that are set forth in 
                section 2301(b) of title 5, United States Code.

                Sec. 10.2. Accountability systems.

                The Director of the Office of Personnel Management may 
                require an agency to establish and maintain a system of 
                accountability for merit system principles that (1) 
                sets standards for applying the merit system 
                principles, (2) measures the agency's effectiveness in 
                meeting these standards, and (3) corrects any 
                deficiencies in meeting these standards.

                Sec. 10.3. OPM authority to review personnel management

                programs and practices.

                The Office of Personnel Management may review the human 
                resources management programs and practices of any 
                agency and report to the head of the agency and the 
                President on the effectiveness of these programs and 
                practices, including whether they are consistent with 
                the merit system principles.''

                    (Presidential Sig.)

                THE WHITE HOUSE,

                     January 18, 2001.

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