President Trump has issued an Executive Order directing the Director of the Office of Management and Budget (Director) to propose a plan to reorganize governmental functions and eliminate unnecessary agencies (as defined in section 551(1) of title 5, United States Code), components of agencies, and agency programs.

The Executive Order directs the head of each agency to submit to the Director a proposed plan to reorganize the agency, if appropriate, in order to improve the efficiency, effectiveness, and accountability of that agency. The submission must be made within 180 days of the date of the order.

Within 180 days after the closing date for the submission of suggestions discussed above, the Director is to submit to the President a proposed plan to reorganize the executive branch in order to improve the efficiency, effectiveness, and accountability of agencies. The proposed plan must include, as appropriate, recommendations to eliminate unnecessary agencies, components of agencies, and agency programs, and to merge functions. The proposed plan is also to include recommendations for any legislation or administrative measures necessary to achieve the proposed reorganization.