"From Red Tape to Results'': Selected Highlights
- 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.
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