Federal News Radio has learned President Donald Trump could sign an executive order as soon as this week requiring agencies to develop plans in the coming months to suggest ways to reduce the duplication of agencies, components and programs. The potential EO comes as agencies also are preparing for budget cuts that could range between 5 percent and 20 percent.
The Social Security Administration will bring its fraud and oversight sub-components under one roof this fall, as part of the Trump administration’s government reorganization plan.
David Eagles, the COO of HUD, said senior leadership is committed to an engaged process to improve the agency.
A group of foreign policy experts assembled by the Atlantic Council advocates a “de-layered” State Department, saying the current structure is “unmanageable.”
AFGE and NFFE say they have not had a substantive seat at the table during the drafting of HUD’s reform plans.
The reorganization plans of three agencies show a trend of consolidating, centralizing back-office functions.