"From Red Tape to Results'': Selected Highlights

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  • Reduce the number of Education Department programs from 230 to 189.
  • Consolidate some 20 education, employment, and training programs (fiscal year 1993 cost: $5.5 billion) and roughly 10 other education programs (fiscal year 1993 cost: $1.6 billion) into broad "flexible grants.''
  • Require all federal agencies to review internal regulations over the next two years, with an eye toward eliminating half.
  • Make greater use of negotiated rulemaking.
  • Let states and localities consolidate grant programs.
  • Let Cabinet secretaries grant states and localities waivers from federal rules and mandates.
  • Limit the Administration's use of unfunded mandates on states and localities.
  • Institute biennial federal budgets and appropriations.
  • Give the President more power to cut items from spending bills.
  • Create a system of competitive, one-stop career-development centers.
  • Require federal agencies to work together to empower communities and strengthen families.
  • Let federal agencies use some of the money they collect from delinquent debts to pay for further debt-collection efforts and keep a portion of the increased collections.
  • Let federal agencies use private firms to collect debts.
  • Amend the Job Training Partnership Act to authorize public and private competition for the operation of Job Corps Civilian Conservation Centers.
  • Consolidate training programs for the unemployed.
  • Broaden the focus of the Inspectors General from strict compliance auditing to evaluating management and control systems.

Vol. 13, Issue 02

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