APPENDIX A National Performance Review

Major Recommendations By Agency

Appendix A Key & Editor's Notes:

KEY:

cbe = cannot be estimated (due to data limitations or uncertainties about implementation time lines).

na = not applicable - recommendation improves efficiency or redirects resources but does not directly reduce budget authority.

EDITOR'S NOTES:

This Appendix is in a two-column table format in the original document. The major heading for both columns is:

Fiscal Impact, 1994-99* (Millions of Dollars)

[As a footnote: *Fiscal estimates were made for 1994 only where action could impact spending in that year. Most estimates cover 1995-99. Estimates shown are for cumulative budget authority changes. Negative numbers indicate reduced spending.]

The first column title is:

Change in Spending

The second column title is:

Change in Revenues

The entries to these columns are shown on the last line of each recommendation paragraph; the first number or letters relating to the Change in Spending column, the second number or letters relating to the Change in Revenues column. ****************************

AGENCY FOR INTERNATIONAL DEVELOPMENT

AID01 Redefine and Focus AID's Mission and Priorities With the end of the Cold War, AID must rethink how it will operate. NPR recommends steps to plan for this new mission and proposes new authorizing legislation to define its post-Cold War mission and priorities. cbe cbe

AID02 Reduce Funding, Spending and Reporting Micromanagement Eliminate AID's outdated or unduly burdensome reporting requirements and reduce legislative earmarks to provide greater operating flexibility. cbe cbe

AID03 Overhaul the AID Personnel System Recommendations include changes in AID's personnel system to integrate its multiple systems and review benefits. na na

AID04 Manage AID Employees and Consultants as a Unified Work Force Lift some current personnel restrictions and give managers authority to manage staff resources more efficiently and effectively. cbe cbe

AID05 Establish an AID Innovation Capital Fund Create a capital investment fund to improve information and financial management systems and customer service. na na

AID06 Reengineer Management of AID Projects and Programs AID should use pilot programs and new approaches to emphasize flexibility, innovation, customer service and program results. cbe cbe

AID07 Consolidate or Close AID Overseas Missions AID should regionalize missions and staff services overseas and close nonessential missions. It should establish "graduation" criteria for countries receiving U.S. assistance. cbe cbe

DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE

USDA01 End the Wool and Mohair Subsidy The subsidy is no longer needed since wool is no longer a strategic commodity. -923.0 0.0

USDA02 Eliminate Federal Support for Honey Eliminate the honey subsidy because the program does not serve the intended purpose of ensuring the availability of honeybees for crop pollination. -15.0 0.0

USDA03 Reorganize the Department of Agriculture to Better Accomplish Its Mission, Streamline Its Field Structure and Improve Service to Its Customers USDA should streamline its field operations to eliminate unnecessary offices, reduce costs and better serve farmers. -1,673.6 0.0

USDA04 Implement a Consolidated Farm Management Plan The farm management plan proposed by Secretary Espy provides an opportunity to simplify regulations for farm management and is a good way to consolidate competing requirements into a single plan for each farm. cbe cbe

USDA05 Administer the Employment and Training Requirements for Food Stamp Recipients More Effectively and Efficiently Redirect funds from an ineffective training program for food stamp recipients and allow them to participate in programs with proven results. -1,041.1** 0.0

[As a footnote: **The NPR recommends that these savings be redirected to alternative uses. Savings totals exclude these amounts.]

USDA06 Encourage Better Food Package Management Practices and Facilitate Multi-State Contracts for Infant Food and Formula Cost Containment in the WIC Program The recommendation encourages increased competition among infant formula vendors and manufacturers of other items in the UDSDA's Special Supplemental Food Program for Women, Infants and Children (WIC). Savings accrue to program. -500.0** 0.0

[As a footnote: **The NPR recommends that these savings be redirected to alternative uses. Savings totals exclude these amounts.]

USDA07 Deliver Food Stamp Benefits Via Electronic Benefits Transfer to Improve Service to Customers While Remaining Cost Effective Use electronic technology to distribute food stamp benefits, thereby improving service and reducing the need for current paper stamps. cbe cbe

DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE

DOC01 Reinvent Federal Economic and Regional Development Efforts Improve coordination of federal economic development efforts with the goals of eliminating duplication and better directing federal resources to improve business conditions. na na

DOC02 Provide Better Coordination to Refocus and Leverage Federal Export Promotion This recommendation is designed to improve federal services to U.S. businesses competing in the world export markets. na na

DOC03 Reform the Federal Export Control System for Commercial Goods To help ensure leading U.S. industries are competitive in the global marketplace, changes should be made in the export control system. na na

DOC04 Strengthen the Tourism Policy Council Revitalize the Tourism Policy Council and give it greater authority to coordinate federal tourism promotion efforts. na na

DOC05 Create Public / Private Competition for the NOAA Fleet A pilot program is recommended to open the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration fleet to public and private competition to bolster the aging fleet. cbe cbe

DOC06 Improve Marine Fisheries Management To help protect fishing resources and provide new income to the government, NOAA should collaborate with Congress and fishing industry representatives to establish appropriate user fees to help offset management costs for national fishery zones. 0.0 375.0

DOC07 Provide EDA Public Works Loan Guarantees for Infrastructure Assistance This recommendation would provide the Economic Development Administration with authority to use part of its funding as a reserve for loan guarantees for various public economic development projects. na na

DOC08 Establish a Manufacturing Technology Data Bank To help U.S. manufacturing firms increase their technical capabilities, Commerce should create a new database to provide technical information and contacts. na na

DOC09 Expand the Electronic Availability of Census Data To increase access to and use of census data, the Census Bureau should create a computerized census information center. na na

DOC10 Amend the Omnibus Trade and Competitiveness Act to Increase the Data Quality of the National Trade Data Bank This recommendation outlines improvements needed in the quality and quantity of data in this business-oriented data bank. na na

DOC11 Eliminate Legislative Barriers to the Exchange of Business Data Among Federal Statistical Agencies Eliminate legislative barriers to the exchange of business data among federal agencies (the Census Bureau, Bureau of Labor Statistics, and Bureau of Economic Analysis) to reduce the reporting burden on American business. na na

DOC12 Establish a Single Civilian Operational Environmental Polar Satellite Program To reduce duplication and save taxpayers a billion dollars over the next decade, various current and proposed polar satellite programs should be consolidated under NOAA. -300.0 0.0

DOC13 Use Sampling to Minimize Cost of the Decennial Census Use sampling rather than more costly methods of counting nonrespondents to next deciennial census. (Savings will occur but are beyond the time frame of this analysis.) cbe cbe

DOC14 Build a Business and Economic Information Node for the Information Highway To assist in the distribution of government information to private citizens, Commerce should build a business and economic information node to the "information highway." cbe cbe

DOC15 Increase Access to Capital for Minority Businesses Commerce and SBA should provide the President with recommendations to improve SBA and Minority Business Development Administration programs. na na

DEPARTMENT OF DEFENSE

---The Bottom-Up Review This is a general summary of the Bottom-Up Review of DOD's force structure and requirements and its part in the National Performance Review effort. A total of $79 billion in savings through 1997 are already incorporated into the President's 1994 budget. These savings are not included in the NPR analysis.

---Acquisition Reform The DOD acquisition system is large and extraordinarily complex. It needs to enable DOD to take advantage of the technological advances and efficient procurement practices of the commercial marketplace.

DOD01 Rewrite Policy Directives to Include Better Guidance and Fewer Procedures DOD should clarify policy directives and procedures to reduce administrative burden and unnecessary regulatory controls. cbe cbe

DOD02 Establish a Unified Budget for the Department of Defense Give commanders greater flexibility to set priorities, solve funding problems, and resolve unplanned requirements at the lowest appropriate operating level. cbe cbe

DOD03 Purchase Best Value Common Supplies and Services Allow managers and commanders to purchase the best value common supplies and services from public, private, or nonprofit sources. cbe cbe

DOD04 Outsource Non-core Department of Defense Functions By contracting out non-core functions (from towing services to certain information technology functions), DOD will be better able to focus on its core responsibilities. cbe cbe

DOD05 Create Incentives for the Department of Defense to Generate Revenues This recommendation proposes giving managers and commanders the ability to generate income at the installation level by allowing the Corps of Engineers to recover its costs for processing certain commerical applications and by establishing goals for solid waste reduction and recycling. -500.0 60.0

DOD06 Establish and Promote a Productivity-Enhancing Capital Investment Fund DOD should be authorized to expand its capital investment fund manage its operations in a more business-like manner. -110.3 0.0

DOD07 Create a Healthy and Safe Environment for Department of Defense Activities To create a safe environment, DOD must take action in the areas of clean-up of hazardous wastes, use of environmental technology, and pollution prevention. na na

DOD08 Establish a Defense Quality Workplace This is an internal department recommendation to encourage the use of quality management concepts at all levels of DOD. cbe cbe

DOD09 Maximize the Efficiency of DOD Health Care Operations Use emerging technology to upgrade care at DOD health care facilities. -350.0 0.0

DOD10 Give Department of Defense Installation Commanders More Authority and Responsibility Over Installation Management By giving DOD installation commanders more authority over installation management, DOD will be better able to manage its resources, provide services to its employees and move toward more entrepreneurial management. cbe cbe

DOD11 Reduce National Guard and Reserve Costs This recommendation makes two changes in the current costs for reservists: (1) to limit compensation of federal employees on reserve duty to the greater of civilian or reserve compensation or to allow the reservist to take annual leave; and (2) to limit the basic allowance for quarters only to reservists who actually bring their dependents on short-term duty assignments when quarters are not provided to dependents. -900.0 0.0

DOD12 Streamline and Reorganize the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers NPR recommends implementing a 1992 reorganization proposal that would reduce the number of division offices from 11 to six and would allow the Corps to work with OMB and other agencies to make maximum use of Corps' engineering and technical capabilities. -68.0 0.0

DEPARTMENT OF EDUCATION

ED01 Redesign Chapter 1 of Elementary and Secondary Education Act Recommendations focus education funds on the neediest students and simplify requirements on schools receiving federal education aid. Existing funds are redirected. -3,000.0* 0.0

[As a footnote: *The NPR recommends that these savings be redirected to alternative uses. Savings totals exclude these amounts.]

ED02 Reduce the Number of Programs the Department of Education Administers Eliminate or consolidate more than 40 existing education grant programs and free up funds for use in other educational programs. -515.0* 0.0

[As a footnote: *The NPR recommends that these savings be redirected to alternative uses. Savings totals exclude these amounts.]

ED03 Consolidate the Eisenhower Math and Science Education Program with Chapter 2 NPR proposes combining this teacher training program, which is largely consumed with short-term training, with other ED programs to create a new program with a more coherent national focus on teacher training and professional development. na na

ED04 Consolidate National Security Education Act Programs The NSEA trust fund, administered by the Department of Defense, should be consolidated with the Center for International Education in ED to strengthen foreign language study and eliminate duplication of effort. na na

ED05 Streamline and Improve the Department of Education's Grants Process Statutory restrictions on the department's rulemaking process should be removed, flexibility added to certain procedures, and unnecessary requirements eliminated to shorten the grant award process. cbe cbe

ED06 Provide Incentives for the Department of Education's Debt Collection Service This recommendation would allow ED to use a portion of revenues collected from defaulted student loans to pay for collections costs, thereby providing an incentive for increased collections. na na

ED07 Simplify and Strengthen Institutional Eligibility and Certification for Participation in Federal Student Aid NPR recommends developing ways of measuring default indicators, creating profiles of high-risk institutions, and removing elgibility of institutions to participate in federal financial aid programs once the schools have become ineligible to receive federal student loan funds. -175.0 0.0

ED08 Create a Single Point of Contact for Program and Grant Information ED should create an electronic system that can be used by students, parents, researchers and administrators to learn about department programs, funding opportunities, best practices and other information. 1.8 0.0

ED09 Improve Employee Development Opportunities in Department of Education ED should create a full spectrum of activities which can contribute to career development, including conducting a departmentwide assessment of training and development needs. na na

ED10 Eliminate the Grantback Statutory Provision of the General Education Provisions Act NPR recommends repealing this provision which permits the department to return to a grantee a percentage of funds recovered from the grantee as a result of an audit. 0.0* 0.0

[As a footnote: *This recommendation saves an estimated $18.5 million in expenditures but makes no change in budget authority.]

ED11 Build a Professional, Mission-Driven Structure for Research NPR recommends establishing a research advisory board, consolidating and targeting research and development efforts, and establishing an office to translate research findings into education reform assistance. na na

ED12 Develop a Strategy for Technical Assistance and Information Dissemination ED should develop a strategy for its $290 million technical assistance efforts designed to promote the National Goals 2000 themes. na na

DEPARTMENT OF ENERGY

DOE01 Improve Environmental Contract Management NPR proposes improvements in DOE environmental clean-up contracts to achieve efficiency. cbe cbe

DOE02 Incorporate Land Use Planning in Cleanup NPR recommends that DOE incorporate land use planning into the nuclear facilities clean-up process. cbe cbe

DOE03 Make Field Facility Contracts Outcome-Oriented This recommendation would modify the current DOE contract process at field facilities to make the contracts more outcome-oriented to improve efficiency and contractor performance. -570.0 0.0

DOE04 Increase Electrical Power Revenues and Study Rates NPR proposes increasing federal income by allowing the Power Marketing Administrations to recover a larger portion of their operating costs through rate increases or by changing the financing of Bonneville Power Administration. 0.0 3,601.0

DOE05 Strengthen the Federal Energy Management Program NPR recommends a number of improvements to this program, designed to better management of federal energy use. na na

DOE06 Redirect Energy Laboratories to Post-Cold War Priorities This recommendation provides guidance for use of the DOE energy labs, focusing on defining new missions, consolidating or eliminating unneeded facilities, and making their services of greater benefit in the post-Cold War era. -2,150.0 0.0

DOE07 Save Costs Through Private Power Cogeneration This would allow the private sector to cogenerate power at DOE labs as a means of saving money. DOD has similar authority at this time. -112.0 0.0

DOE08 Support the Sale of the Alaska Power Administration The federal government should divest its interests in the Alaska Power Administration. -20.5 -52.5

ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION AGENCY

EPA01 Improve Environmental Protection Through Increased Flexibility for Local Government EPA should amend the regulations it determines are most troublesome for local governments pursuant to the Regulatory Flexibility Act of 1980. The goal is to provide alternative, flexible approaches to meeting environmental mandates. na na

EPA02 Streamline EPA's Permit Program Streamlining efforts include establishing a permit clearinghouse to serve as a single point of contact and piloting a cross-program permit tracking system. -22.5 0.0

EPA03 Shift EPA's Emphasis Toward Pollution Prevention and Away from Pollution Control EPA needs to emphasize pollution prevention by implementing an effective pollution prevention strategy that includes amending regulations and motivating the private sector to invest in cleaner, less polluting technologies and practices. cbe cbe

EPA04 Promote the Use of Economic and Market-Based Approaches to Reduce Water Pollution EPA should work with Congress to propose language amending the Clean Water Act to explicitly encourage market-based approaches to reduce water pollution. EPA should also identify wastewater discharge fees that could be included in the Clean Water Act reauthorization. cbe cbe

EPA05 Increase Private Sector Partnerships to Accelerate Development of Innovative Technologies NPR recommends that EPA develop an action plan with specific milestones for improving the regulatory and statutory climate for innovative technologies. na na

EPA06 Stop the Export of Banned Pesticides EPA should work with Congress to develop legislation to stop the exportation of banned pesticides from the U.S. by June 1994. na na

EPA07 Establish Measurable Goals, Performance Standards and Strategic Planning within EPA EPA should draft measurable environmental goals for the range of environmental problems the U.S. faces. The agency should also draft internal goals to provide direction for assessing and redirecting existing EPA strategies. na na

EPA08 Reform EPA's Contract Management Process NPR recommends reforms in EPA's contract management process by implementing performance standards and by maximizing competition in the contracting process. cbe cbe

EPA09 Establish a Blueprint for Environmental Justice Through EPA's Operations EPA should develop a blueprint of actions that will incorporate environmental justice consideration into all aspects of EPA operations. na na

EPA10 Promote Quality Science for Quality Decisions Improvements include establishing guidelines for professional development of EPA's scientific and technical staff and expanding the use of peer-review and quality assurance procedures. na na

EPA11 Reorganize EPA's Office of Enforcement EPA should initiate a reorganization of its headquarter's enforcement organization by October 1, 1993. -10.5 0.0

EXECUTIVE OFFICE OF THE PRESIDENT

NOTE: White House Office and Office of the Vice President The White House Office and the Office of the Vice President are regularly "reinvented" with each change of administration. This analysis focuses on the other portions of the Executive Office of the President.

EOP01 Delegate Routine Paperwork Review to the Agencies and Redeploy OMB' Resources More Effectively These recommendations outline improvements to streamline the government's paperwork review process and reduce unnecessary burdens on agencies. cbe cbe

EOP02 Modify the OMB Circular System OMB should reinvigorate the process for the review, updating, and consolidation of management circulars. It should also develop uniform processes for developing circulars and for obtaining input during their development. na na

EOP03 Strengthen the Office of U.S. Trade Representative's Coordination with State and Local Governments The Trade Representative's Office should examine the trade policy needs of state and local governments and work with them on relevant issues. 0.5 0.0

EOP04 Improve Federal Advisory Committee Management Discontinuing the "anti pass the hat" language annually inserted into appropriations acts would allow appropriate pooling of executive resources for certain multi-agency projects. -1.4 0.0

EOP05 Reinvent OMB's Management Mission NPR recommends a series of actions by OMB to redirect resources to provide better management information for Presidential decision making. 0.1 0.0

EOP06 Improve OMB's Relationship with Other Agencies This recommendation outlines methods by which OMB can work more effectively with agencies and with states. na na

EOP07 Strengthen the Office of the U.S. Trade Representative's Trade Policy Coordination Process These recommendations outline ways to improve the interagency trade policy coordination process. na na

EOP08 Strengthen the Office of the U.S. Trade Representative's Negotiation Process The Office of the USTR should implement various techniques for upgrading the negotiating skills of its employees and the analysis of the negotiation process itself. cbe cbe

EOP09 Establish a Customer Service Bureau in the EOP Using available resources, EOP management should establish a small, one-stop customer service bureau within the EOP. na na

EOP10 Conduct Qualitative Self-Reviews of Critical Administrative Processes The Assistant to the President for Management and Administration should establish a formal program of ongoing, internal quality reviews of administrative processes in the EOP to save money and improve service. cbe cbe

EOP11 Improve the Presidential Transition Process Past difficulties with the Presidential transition should be corrected by amendment of the Presidential Transition Act and related actions. cbe cbe

EOP12 Improve Administrative Processes This recommendation outlines a series of steps to improve internal administrative processes within the EOP, including mail processing, paperwork flow, and supply management. na na

FEDERAL EMERGENCY MANAGEMENT AGENCY

FEMA01 Shift Emphasis to Preparing for and Responding to the Consequences of All Disasters FEMA's early focus was on preparedness for nuclear war. The current world situation and recent natural disasters highlight the need for FEMA to continue to shift its resources to respond to all hazards. na na

FEMA02 Develop a More Anticipatory and Customer-Driven Response to Catastrophic Disasters These recommendations should make FEMA respond faster and more effectively to catastrophic disasters. na na

FEMA03 Create Results-Oriented Incentives to Reduce the Costs of a Disaster The Midwest floods, Hurricanes Hugo and Andrew and the Loma Prieta Earthquake all illustrate the enormous costs of disaster to society. These recommendations will move toward reducing that cost. cbe cbe

FEMA04 Develop A Skilled Management Team Among Political Appointees and Career Staff Leadership has been the weak link in FEMA's mission as the federal government's emergency management coordinator. These recommendations strive to improve FEMA leadership to successfully implement its new, all-hazards mission. cbe = cannot be estimated (due to data limitations or uncertainties about implementation time lines). na na

DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES

NOTE: Treatment of Health Care and Welfare Reform Issues by the NPR Two primary concerns of the Department of Health and Human Services are the delivery of health and welfare services to individuals. Since the Administration has special, ongoing efforts dealing with these areas, they are not covered by the National Performance Review.

HHS01 Promote Effective, Integrated Service Delivery for Customers by Increasing Collaborative Efforts These recommendations outline a number of steps needed to better integrate and deliver social services to communities and families. cbe cbe

HHS02 Reengineer the HHS Process for Issuing Regulations HHS should improve the timeliness and quality of regulations issued and should involve stakeholders in the development of regulations. cbe cbe

HHS03 Develop a National, Uniform Inspection System to Ensure a Safe Food Supply Responsibility for food safety should be consolidated into a single agency, and policies and inspection systems should be implemented on an objective, scientific basis. cbe cbe

HHS04 Reconfigure Support for Health Professions Education Existing programs should be consolidated and/or eliminated. na na

HHS05 Restructure the Management of Railroad Industry Benefit Programs Railroad Retirement Board functions should be integrated into existing programs administered by federal, state, and private sector service providers. cbe cbe

HHS06 Improve Social Security Administration Disability Claims Processing to Better Serve People with Disabilities and Safeguard Trust Fund Assets SSA should apply resources and management tools needed to reduce backlogs and to avoid paying benefits to individuals who are no longer disabled. -4,010.0* 0.0

[As a footnote: *Savings will be realized in the Social Security Trust Funds and will not affect discretionary spending levels.]

HHS07 Protect Social Security, Disability and Medicare Trust Fund Assets by Removing Barriers to Funding Productive Oversight Activities HHS should aggressively pursue options to assure that adequate investments are made to avoid unnecessary payments from trust funds. na na

HHS08 Coordinate Collection and Dissemination of Social Security Administration Death Information to Protect Federal Program Assets SSA's clearinghouse for death information and "best practices" can be used by dozens of federal and state agencies to reduce federal program outlays. cbe cbe

HHS09 Take More Aggressive Actions to Collect Outstanding Debts Owed to the Social Security Trust Fund SSA should be given the authority to use a full range of debt collection tools available under the Debt Collection Act of 1982 to collect debts owed by individuals who are no longer on benefit rolls. -335.0* 0.0

[As a footnote: *Savings will be realized in the Social Security Trust Funds and will not affect discretionary spending levels.]

HHS10 Institute and Collect User Fees on FDA's Inspection and Approval Processes Food, drug and medical device manufacturers, processors and suppliers should be required to pay for FDA services. -1,439.8 0.0

HHS11 Redesign SSA Service Delivery and Make Better Use of Technology to Provide Improved Access and Services to Customers

SSA's organizational structure needs to be updated to reflect changing customer needs and to take full advantage of emerging technologies. na na

HHS12 Strengthen Departmentwide Management The department should conduct a review of its organizational structure and management systems to determine an appropriate balance between centralized and decentralized functions. na na

HHS13 Review the Field and Regional Office Structure of the HHS and Develop a Plan for Shifting Resources to Match Workload Demands

The review should emphasize customer service, results and increased accountability. cbe cbe

HHS14 Amend the Health Care Financing Administration's Contracting Authority to Allow for Competitive Contracting HCFA should be authorized to fully and openly compete Medicare claims processing contracts to reduce costs and eliminate inefficiencies and conflicts of interest. -985.0 0.0

DEPARTMENT OF HOUSING AND URBAN DEVELOPMENT

HUD01 Reinvent Public Housing HUD should create pilot programs to devolve greater authority over housing funds to sound local agencies. It should create demonstrations of mixed-income public housing with portable subsidies. HUD should also streamline public housing rules and take other steps to improve public housing management. cbe cbe

HUD02 Improve Multi-Family Asset Management and Disposition HUD should use public-private partnerships to manage and sell HUD-held loans and real estate for non-subsidized housing projects. Congress should reduce restrictions on HUD sale of multi-family properties, including use of portable subsidies for tenants when the Secretary determines that to be best for tenant needs. na na

HUD03 Improve Single-Family Asset Management and Disposition HUD should use a combination of early assistance to borrowers having financial difficulties, contract loan servicing, contract mortgage assistance programs and public-private partnerships to streamline and improve management of HUD- assigned single-family mortgages. na na

HUD04 Create an Assisted-Housing/Rent Subsidy Demonstration Project HUD should be authorized to experiment in negotiated restructuring of privately owned assisted-housing projects to improve management, promote mixed-income housing and save taxpayer funds. na na

HUD05 Establish a New Housing Production Program HUD should stimulate housing production through FHA risk-sharing arrangements with housing finance agencies, stimulate a secondary market for multi-family properties, improve access to FHA insurance for first-time home buyers, provide special FHA programs to revitalize neighborhoods and improve FHA management. na na

HUD06 Streamline HUD Field Operations HUD should streamline its Washington, regional and field office structure and consolidate and reduce its size over time. -167.0 0.0

HUD07 Refinance Section 235 Mortgages HUD should use incentive contracts to speed savings from refinancing expensive old mortgages subsidized by HUD. -210.0 0.0

HUD08 Reduce Section 8 Contract Rent Payments HUD should modify its process to reduce unjustified increases in annual payments to Section 8 projects. -225.0 0.0

HUD09 Consolidate Section 8 Certificates and Vouchers This recommendation would consolidate two overlapping projects to eliminate duplication. cbe cbe

HUD10 Reduce Operating Subsidies for Vacancies This recommendation would encourage public housing agencies to make better use of their assets by reducing subsidies paid for unjustifiably vacant units. cbe cbe

INTELLIGENCE COMMUNITY

INTEL01 Enhance Intelligence Community Integration

The end of the Cold War and the constrained fiscal environment in the U.S. create an imperative for the 13 components of the Intelligence Community to act more effectively and more efficiently as a team. * *

[As a footnote: *The Intelligence Community budget is classified. Savings from these recommendations cannot be shown in this report.]

INTEL02 Enhance Community Responsiveness to Customers A 40-year emphasis on the Soviet Union allowed the Intelligence Community to develop a repertoire which was not dependent on a close relationship with its customers. That is no longer the case today, and NPR makes recommendations for improvements in this area. * *

[As a footnote: *The Intelligence Community budget is classified. Savings from these recommendations cannot be shown in this report.]

INTEL03 Reassess Information Collection to Meet New Analytical Challenges The analytical issues the Intelligence Community faces are far more diverse and complex today, requiring new focus and new techniques to meet the intelligence needs of policymakers. * *

[As a footnote: *The Intelligence Community budget is classified. Savings from these recommendations cannot be shown in this report.]

INTEL04 Integrate Intelligence Community Information Management Systems The Intelligence Community lacks the connectivity and interoperability in its information systems to do its job efficiently and effectively. * *

[As a footnote: *The Intelligence Community budget is classified. Savings from these recommendations cannot be shown in this report.]

INTEL05 Develop Integrated Personnel and Training Systems This recommendation focuses on organizational development and training issues within the Intelligence Community. * *

[As a footnote: *The Intelligence Community budget is classified. Savings from these recommendations cannot be shown in this report.]

INTEL06 Merge the President's Intelligence Oversight Board with the President's Foreign Intelligence Advisory Board The roles of these two oversight bodies are sufficiently similar that small savings and some efficiencies can be achieved by combining them. * *

[As a footnote: *The Intelligence Community budget is classified. Savings from these recommendations cannot be shown in this report.]

INTEL07 Improve Support to Ground Troops During Combat Operations Numerous studies of intelligence support during the Gulf War focused on agency or service-specific support issues. This issue outlines a reinvention lab effort which proposes an integrated approach to studying support to ground forces during combat operations. * *

[As a footnote: *The Intelligence Community budget is classified. Savings from these recommendations cannot be shown in this report.]

DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR

DOI01 Establish a Hard Rock Mine Reclamation Fund to Restore the Environment To address health and safety threats and environmental damage caused by toxic metal and chemical leaching from abandoned mines, the federal government should establish a hard-rock mine reclamation fund. cbe cbe

DOI02 Redefine Federal Oversight of Coal Mine Regulation To overcome organizational problems that inhibit an effective state-federal relationship, federal oversight of coal mine regulations should be redefined. -28.0 0.0

DOI03 Establish a National Spatial Data Infrastructure By supporting a cross-agency coordinating effort, the federal government can develop a coherent vision for the national spatial data infrastructure (NSDI). (Spatial, or geographic, data refers to information that can be placed on a map.) This will allow greatly improved information analysis in a wide range of areas, including the analysis of environmental information and the monitoring of endangered animals and sensitive land areas. 36.0 0.0

DOI04 Promote Entrepreneurial Management of the National Park Service** The Park Service should be allowed to raise additional revenues from appropriate sources and to use a portion of the money for investment in park infrastructure. This proposal would increase selected park entry fees and would increase fees on park concessionaires. 332.0 993.0

[As a footnote: **NPR recommends redirecting half of increased park income to investment in park infrastructure.]

DOI05 Obtain a Fair Return for Federal Resources The federal government should institute reforms to guarantee a fair return for federal resources such as livestock grazing and hard-rock mining. Some of the programs regulating the commercial sale and use of natural resources on federal lands operate at a loss to the taxpayers and fail to provide incentives for good stewardship practices. The administration should also develop a new fee schedule for communications sites on DOI and Department of Agriculture lands. 132.4 549.7

DOI06 Rationalize Federal Land Ownership DOI needs to reinvent the way it manages and acquires federal lands. Due to historical patterns of settlement and development of this country, adjoining federal lands often fall under the jurisdiction of several federal agencies. To the degree possible, this should be corrected based on the principle of ecosystem management. na na

DOI07 Improve the Land Acquisition Policies of the DOI The Secretaries of Interior and Agriculture and the Director of OMB should modify the process for determining land acquisition priorities and procedures. The new system should reflect major objectives of federal land acquisition, including outdoor recreation resources, resource protection, and resource and cultural heritage protection. na na

DOI08 Improve Mineral Management Service Royalty Collections Better management of DOI's royalty collection program would increase revenues and improve efficiency. 0.0 28.0

DOI09 Establish a System of Personnel Exchanges in DOI A change in management philosophy is needed to address bureaucratic barriers at DOI. This recommendation outlines various approaches to this problem. na na

DOI10 Consolidate Administrative and Programmatic Functions in DOI To manage its bureaus effectively, DOI needs to reduce duplicative services. By consolidating administrative and programmatic functions, DOI can improve customer service, promote efficiency, and reduce costs. -17.5 0.0

DOI11 Streamline Management Support Systems in DOI To create a quality management culture, the department should streamline its management support systems, including telecommunications, procurement, financial management, and paperwork control. cbe cbe

DOI12 Create a New Mission for the Bureau of Reclamation The Bureau of Reclamation needs to redefine its mission toward new environmental priorities and clarify its role in water management. The original mission to develop water resources and provide for economic development of the West--is almost complete. -184.1 0.0

DOI13 Improve the Federal Helium Program The federal government needs to reexamine its role in the federal helium program. The program can be run more efficiently, reducing outlays by federal helium customers and increasing revenue. To obtain maximum benefit from helium operations, the government should cancel the helium debt, reduce costs, increase efficiencies in helium operations, and increase sales of crude helium as market conditions permit. -12.0 35.0

DOI14 Enhance Environmental Management by Remediating Hazardous Material Sites The time is right to integrate skills across bureau boundaries in the remediation of DOI's hazardous materials sites. The high cost of remediation requires DOI to make maximum use of existing resources. 18.7 0.0

DEPARTMENT OF JUSTICE

DOJ01 Improve the Coordination and Structure of Federal Law Enforcement Agencies* NPR recommends the designation of the Attorney General as the Director of Law Enforcement to coordinate federal law enforcement efforts. It also recommends changes in the alignment of federal law enforcement responsibilities. -187.0 0.0

[As a footnote: *Issue corresponds to an identical issue in the Department of Treasury report; fiscal impact is for Justice only.]

DOJ02 Improve Border Management* Federal border management should be significantly improved. NPR recommends a series of actions to be taken by Customs and INS to make these improvements. cbe cbe

[As a footnote: *Issue corresponds to an identical issue in the Department of Treasury report; fiscal impact is for Justice only.]

DOJ03 Redirect and Better Coordinate Resources Dedicated to Interdiction of Drugs* This recommendation outlines changes that can be made to better coordinate federal programs directed at the air interdiction of drugs. na na

[As a footnote: *Issue corresponds to an identical issue in the Department of Treasury report; fiscal impact is for Justice only.]

DOJ04 Improve Department of Justice Debt Collection Efforts This recommendation would make improvements in the Justice debt collection effort, including giving the department the ability to retain a small percentage of debts collected and allowing Justice to credit its working capital fund with a percentage of debt collections to be used for the creation of a centralized debt tracking and information system. cbe cbe

DOJ05 Improve the Bureau of Prisons Education, Job Training, and Financial Responsibilities Programs NPR makes a series of recommendations for improving prison education, training, and inmate financial responsibility policies. 0.0 13.5

DOJ06 Improve the Management of Federal Assets Targeted for Disposition* Improvements are needed in the methods by which the federal government disposes of various assets. cbe cbe

[As a footnote: *Issue corresponds to an identical issue in the Department of Treasury report; fiscal impact is for Justice only.]

DOJ07 Reduce the Duplication of Drug Intelligence Systems and Improve Computer Security* NPR recommends several changes to eliminate duplication in the federal drug intelligence system. cbe cbe

[As a footnote: *Issue corresponds to an identical issue in the Department of Treasury report; fiscal impact is for Justice only.]

DOJ08 Reinvent the Immigration and Naturalization Service's Organization and Management NPR recommends a number of changes in INS organization and management processes to provide an improved management structure and a strategic vision for the agency. -48.0 0.0

DOJ09 Make the Department of Justice Operate More Effectively as the U.S. Government Law Firm Justice should undertake several improvements in the way it manages its litigation functions to improve service to its customers and better manage its case load. na na

DOJ10 Improve White Collar Fraud Civil Enforcement Civil fraud recovery should be established as a priority and the department should take steps to improve its white collar fraud enforcement. 14.0 111.0

DOJ11 Reduce the Duplication of Law Enforcement Training Facilities Overlap and duplication in the provision of federal law enforcement training facilities should be examined. Multi-agency training needs should be accommodated through existing facilities in lieu of the construction of new facilities by individual agencies. cbe cbe

DOJ12 Streamline Background Investigations for Federal Employees The current method of completing background examinations on federal employees is time-consuming and inefficient. This recommendation outlines improvements to streamline the process without sacrificing thoroughness. -60.0 0.0

DOJ13 Adjust Civil Monetary Penalties to the Inflation Index Civil monetary penalties have not been adjusted to keep up with inflation. Under this recommendation, a "catch-up" adjustment would be made and the need for additional inflation adjustments would be automatically reassessed every four years. 0.0 193.0

DOJ14 Improve Federal Courthouse Security This recommendation is intended to address concerns of the U.S. Marshals Service concerning security at federal courthouses. 24.0 0.0

DOJ15 Improve the Professionalism of the U.S. Marshals Service U.S. Marshals should be selected based on merit by the Director of the U.S. Marshal Service and reduce some positions. -36.0 0.0

DOJ16 Develop Lower Cost Solutions to Federal Prison Space Problems This recommendation describes approaches to solving existing prison space problems. cbe cbe

DEPARTMENT OF LABOR

DOL01 Enhance Reemployment Programs for Occupationally Disabled Federal Employees These recommendations would help occupationally disabled federal employees return to productive careers by expanding DOL's return-to-work program. This saves money by reducing long-term benefit costs to the government. -125.7 0.0

DOL02 Develop a Single Comprehensive Worker Adjustment Strategy Improve services to the unemployed--and those at risk of dislocation--and make better use of resources available for assistance by developing a new worker adjustment strategy. na na

DOL03 Expand Negotiated Rulemaking and Improve Up-front Teamwork on Regulations DOL should provide administrative guidance more quickly and cheaply through negotiated rulemaking and a streamlined team approach to the rules development process. cbe cbe

DOL04 Expand the Use of Alternative Dispute Resolution by the Department of Labor The increased use of alternative dispute resolution could reduce litigation and produce significant long-term savings. cbe cbe

DOL05 Automate the Processing of ERISA Annual Financial Reports (Forms 5500) to Cut Costs and Delays in Obtaining Employee Benefit Plan Data Automating the filing and processing of annual financial reports required of pension and benefit plan administrators (ERISA Forms 5500) would reduce costs and delays. -49.7 0.0

DOL06 Amend the ERISA Requirement for Summary Plan Descriptions The filing of summary plan descriptions by employee benefit plan administrators with DOL is intended to make the plans more readily available for participants and beneficiaries. Since requests for copies are received on only about one percent, the cost to maintain the system and the administrative burden on employers far outweighs the public benefit. -0.6 0.0

DOL07 Redirect the Mine Safety and Health Administration's Role in Mine Equipment Regulation Shifting the Mine Safety and Health Administration's regulatory role from one of in-house testing to one of on-site quality assurance would provide increased economic benefits to the mining industry and would allow DOL to redirect resources. na na

DOL08 Create One-Stop Centers for Career Management Establishing one-stop centers for career management would create a customer-driven work force system, empowering Americans to make informed career choices and providing the means to achieve those goals. cbe cbe

DOL09 Create a Boundary-Spanning Work Force Development Council Because the greatest barriers to creating an integrated work force development system are the categorical nature of federal funds and structural fragmentation of various federal programs, this issue proposes to coordinate work force development efforts by convening a multi-agency Work Force Development Council and implementing "bottom-up grant consolidation" for states and localities. na na

DOL10 Refocus the Responsibility for Ensuring Workplace Safety and Health This recommendation proposes to shift responsibility for workplace safety and health to employers by issuing regulations requiring self-inspections and implementing a sliding scale of incentives and penalties to ensure safety standards are met. cbe cbe

DOL11 Open the Civilian Conservation Centers to Private and Public Competition A long-term reduction in costs is possible through expanded competition for contracts to operate Job Corps Civilian Conservation Centers. cbe cbe

DOL12 Partially Fund Mine Safety and Health Enforcement Through Service Fees Charge for services to put the mining industry on a comparable footing with other industries which bear the cost of their regulation. This proposes to partially fund enforcement of mine safety regulations through service fees. -44.4 0.0

DOL13 Integrate Enforcement Activities within the Department of Labor Introduce greater coordination and flexibility in the DOL enforcement agencies to project a consistent message to customers and integrate approaches to common issues. cbe cbe

DOL14 Apply Information Technology to Expedite Wage Determinations for Federal Contracts Developing an electronic data interchange/data mapping system which is integrated into the Service Contract Act process should eliminate delays both in the delivery of wage determinations and in procurement when caused by determination delays. 0.1 0.0

DOL15 Provide Research and Development Authority for the DOL's Mine Safety and Health Program Granting the Mine Safety and Health Administration authority to procure services and goods directly would improve the mine safety program by expediting the acquisition process for new and improved technology. na na

DOL16 Increase Assistance to States in Collecting Delinquent Unemployment Insurance Trust Fund Contributions This recommendation outlines ways of improving state collections of delinquent unemployment insurance contributions. na na

DOL17 Revise and Update the Consumer Price Index The consumer price index has important consequences for both public and private decisions. This important measure should be updated to reflect recent inflation trends. 56.0 0.0

DOL18 Improve the Delivery of Legal Services by the Office of the Solicitor in the Department of Labor The delivery of legal services by the Office of the Solicitor can be improved by using cooperative agreements, coordinated budgeting and better use of resources. na na

DOL19 Transfer the Veterans' Employment and Training Service to the Employment and Training Administration The DOL can improve service delivery to veterans and save money by consolidating administration of this function. -66.0 0.0

DOL20 Reduce Federal Employees' Compensation Act Fraud Congress needs to amend several sections of the United States Code to enable DOL to eliminate benefits to persons who have been convicted of defrauding the program. -22.6 0.0

DOL21 Change the Focus of the Unemployment Insurance Benefits Quality Control Program to Improve Performance Re-examining the present mix of systems to shift the focus of this program from error measurement to a constructive use of the results would allow DOL to improve benefit payment quality and more effectively achieve the program's goals. na na

NATIONAL AERONAUTICS AND SPACE ADMINISTRATION

NASA01 Improve NASA Contracting Practices This recommendation outlines several steps NASA can take to improve its contracting procedures, including greater use of performance standards, contracting out for data instead of hardware whenever appropriate, and using cooperative research agreements to more quickly exploit high performance computing techniques. cbe cbe

NASA02 Increase NASA Technology Transfer Efforts and Eliminate Barriers to Technology Development NASA should expand its technology transfer efforts and promote the development of new technologies. na na

NASA03 Increase NASA Coordination of Programs with the U.S. Civil Aviation Industry NASA should develop a closer relationship with the U.S. civil aviation industry to ensure industry input is received early and throughout the technology development process. na na

NASA04 Strengthen and Restructure NASA Management NASA program management should be aggressively overhauled. This recommendation outlines a number of steps the agency should take, both in overall management and in the management of the space station program. -1,982.0 0.0

NASA05 Clarify the Objectives of the Mission to Planet Earth Program This recommendation suggests a number of steps needed to improve the management and performance of the Mission to Planet Earth program. na na

NATIONAL SCIENCE FOUNDATION/OFFICE OF SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY POLICY

NSF01 Strengthen Coordination of Science Policy NPR recommends modifying the current structure of the Federal Coordinating Council for Science, Engineering, and Technology (FCCSET) to strengthen its role in science policy. na na

NSF02 Use a Federal Demonstration Project to Increase Research Productivity NPR recommends using a demonstration project structured between several universities and five federal agencies as a model for a program to reduce administrative overhead on research grants. na na

NSF03 Continue Automation of NSF Research Support Functions NSF should push forward with efforts to implement advanced information technology in the proposal submission, review, award, and information dissemination areas. na na

SMALL BUSINESS ADMINISTRATION

SBA01 Allow Judicial Review of the Regulatory Flexibility Act Allow access to the courts when federal agencies develop rules that fail to properly examine alternatives that will lessen the burden on small businesses. cbe cbe

SBA02 Improve Assistance to Minority Small Businesses This proposal recommends a complete review of all federal minority business assistance programs and the establishment of a Small Disadvantaged Business Set-Aside program for civilian agencies to provide increased opportunities for minority small business. na na

SBA03 Reinvent the U.S. Small Business Administration's Credit Programs Identify ways to improve SBA's credit programs to make SBA more responsive to those industries with the potential for creating a higher number of jobs, those involved in international trade, and those providing critical technologies. It will also enable the agency to operate more efficiently. na na

SBA04 Examine Federal Guidelines for Small Business Lending Requirements The federal government should examine the guidelines bank regulators set for small business lending by financial institutions to ensure that capital is available without undue barriers while maintaining the integrity of the financial institutions. na na

SBA05 Manage the Microloan Program to Increase Loans for Small Business Allowing SBA to guarantee loans made by banks to nonprofit intermediaries, who could, in turn, make small loans to low-income individuals, women, minorities and other small businesses unable to obtain credit through traditional lending sources would increase private sector participation and lessen administrative burdens linked to direct government lending. na na

SBA06 Establish User Fees for Small Business Development Center Services Authorize Small Business Development Centers to charge a nominal fee for their services to reduce federal outlays and require the direct beneficiaries of the assistance to pay a share of the cost. 0.0 102.0

SBA07 Distribute SBA Staff Based on Workload and Administrative Efficiency Reallocating staff based on administrative efficiency and objective workload measures to allow the SBA to better serve its customers by shifting resources from its central and regional offices into its district offices. na na

SBA08 Improve Federal Data on Small Businesses The quality of information made available to shape federal legislative and regulatory actions affecting small and large businesses will be increased if federal household and employer surveys include a "size of firm" question. na na

DEPARTMENT OF STATE/U.S. INFORMATION AGENCY

DOS01 Expand the Authority of Chiefs of Mission Overseas This recommendation proposes a pilot program to expand the management authority of Chiefs of Mission overseas in the allocation of fiscal and staffing resources. cbe cbe

DOS02 Integrate the Foreign Affairs Resource Management Process NPR recommends specific reforms of the interagency foreign policy resource management process to improve coordination. The recommendation also covers specific improvements within the Department of State. na na

DOS03 Improve State Department Efforts to Promote U.S. Business Overseas International trade is an important responsibility of U.S. missions overseas in the post-Cold War world. This recommendation outlines several improvements that can be made in State Department efforts in this area. cbe cbe

DOS04 Provide Leadership in the Department's Information Management The Department of State should make significant changes in the way it manages information technology policy. Several improvements are recommended. cbe cbe

DOS05 Reduce Mission Operating Costs Several recommendations are made for reducing U.S. costs to operate missions overseas, including eliminating certain facilities, reducing security costs and considering altogether new forms of overseas representation. -57.8 0.0

DOS06 Consolidate U.S. Nonmilitary International Broadcasting This recommendation supports the Administration's decision to consolidate U.S. international broadcasting under USIA and outlines ways of extending the benefits of this change. na na

DOS07 Relocate the Mexico City Regional Administrative Management Center NPR recommends moving this administrative support office to the U.S. to save money and recommends examining the need for similar offices now in Paris and Bangkok. -0.1 0.0

DOS08 Improve the Collection of Receivables The State Department should do a better job collecting debts, such as medical expenses and others, owed to the department. -9.8 0.0

DOS09 Change UN Administrative and Assessment Procedures This recommendation outlines several changes in the U.S.'s fiscal relationship with the United Nations, including recommending an oversight office for the organization and tax law changes to reduce costs to the federal government. -36.2 0.0

DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION

DOT01 Measure Transportation Safety NPR recommends the development of common, government-wide measures of transportation safety. na na

DOT02 Streamline the Enforcement Process NPR recommends pilot programs in the U.S. Coast Guard, the Federal Aviation Administration, and the Federal Highway Administration, designed to offer greater flexibility in enforcement methods. cbe cbe

DOT03 Use a Consensus-Building Approach to Expedite Transportation and Environmental Decisionmaking DOT should conduct two demonstration projects to apply a problem-solving approach to transportation planning, development and decisionmaking as a means of reducing costs and improving the efficiency of agency decisionmaking. na na

DOT04 Establish a Corporation to Provide Air Traffic Control Services NPR recommends development of a detailed action plan and statutory language for changes in air traffic control management to make it more business-like. cbe = cannot be estimated (due to data limitations or uncertainties about implementation time lines). 0.0 0.0

DOT05 Permit States to Use Federal Aid as a Capital Reserve This recommendation would allow federal transportation grant recipients to use grant funds capital reserve to back debt financing to construct eligible transportation projects. na na

DOT06 Encourage Innovations in Automotive Safety NPR recommends allowing the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration to grant more exemptions from highway safety standards to develop new safety systems. na na

DOT07 Examine User Fees for International Over-Flights DOT should conduct a cost allocation study to determine whether foreign air carriers passing over U.S. air space are paying their fair share and whether direct user fees should be imposed. 0.0 9.0

DOT08 Increase FAA Fees for Inspection of Foreign Repair Facilities To ensure full cost recovery, increase the fees charged for certification and surveillance of foreign aircraft repair stations. 0.0 8.0

DOT09 Contract for Level I Air Traffic Control Towers NPR recommends converting 99 Level I (low-use) air control towers to contract operation and reviewing the remaining Level I towers for possible decommissioning. -3.1 0.0

DOT10 Establish an Aeronautical Telecommunications Network to Develop a Public-Private Consortium FAA should pursue the creation of a public-private consortium under a cooperative agreement with industry to develop an Aeronautical Telecommunications Network. na na

DOT11 Improve Intermodal Transportation Policy Coordination and Management DOT should institute a strategic planning process to promulgate national, integrated transportation policies. na na

DOT12 Develop an Integrated National Transportation Research and Development Plan DOT should examine the nation's transportation-related research and development portfolio and develop an integrated national transportation plan that considers specific transportation research needs as well as intermodal transportation plans. na na

DOT13 Create and Evaluate Telecommuting Programs DOT should implement a telecommuting plan within the agency and should evaluate transportation-related behavior and other topics requiring research in this area. na na

DOT14 Improve DOT Information Technology Management The department should develop an information management strategy which will enable the sharing of data among its component agencies and reduce costs. -224.5 0.0

DOT15 Provide Reemployment Rights for Merchant Mariners Guarantee reemployment rights to U.S. seafarers at their private sector jobs if called to serve during a war or national emergency. na na

DOT16 Establish an Independent Commission to Review U.S. Maritime Industry NPR recommends a detailed examination of the future of the maritime industry in the U.S. and the benefits derived by the taxpayers from maritime industry subsidies and related issues. na na

DOT17 Eliminate Funding for Highway Demonstration Projects Rescind funding for existing highway demonstration projects. These demonstration projects should compete at the state level for the limited highway resources available and not be singled out for special treatment at the federal level. -7,853.0 0.0

DOT18 Reduce Spending for the U.S. Merchant Marine Academy As an economy measure, federal funding for the U.S. Merchant Marine Academy should be cut by half. The Academy should be given the ability to charge tuition to cover a portion of its operations. -45.16 0.0

DOT19 Rescind Unobligated Earmarks for the FTA New Starts and Bus Program Rescind unobligated balances for fiscal year 1992 and prior earmarked funding under this FTA program that remain unobligated after three years. cbe = cannot be estimated (due to data limitations or uncertainties about implementation time lines). -131.5 0.0

DOT20 Reduce the Annual Essential Air Service Subsidies This recommendation would set new, more restrictive criteria for small airports to qualify for essential air service subsidies. -65.0 0.0

DOT21 Terminate Grant Funding for Federal Aviation Administration Higher Education Programs To reduce costs, eliminate federal grant funding of two FAA post-secondary education programs. -45.4 0.0

DOT22 Assign Office of Motor Carriers (OMC) Field Staff to Improve Program Effectiveness and Reduce Costs OMC should develop a resource allocation model so that regional managers will be able to optimize geographic assignment of staff, schedule carrier reviews in an efficient manner, and eliminate unnecessary travel requirements. cbe cbe

DOT23 Automate Administrative Requirements for Federal Aid Highway Projects NPR recommends improvements in the flow of information on Federal Aid Highway projects that will reduce paperwork and reduce staff time in completing certain forms and other current requirements. na na

DEPARTMENT OF TREASURY/RESOLUTION TRUST CORPORATION

TRE01 Improve the Coordination and Structure of Federal Law Enforcement Agencies* NPR recommends the designation of the Attorney General as the Director of Law Enforcement to coordinate federal law enforcement efforts. It also recommends changes in the alignment of federal law enforcement responsibilities. -92.9 0.0

[As a footnote: *Issue corresponds to an identical issue in the Department of Justice report; fiscal impact is for Treasury only.]

TRE02 Improve Border Management* Federal border management should be significantly improved. NPR recommends a series of actions to be taken by Customs and INS to make these improvements. cbe cbe

[As a footnote: *Issue corresponds to an identical issue in the Department of Justice report; fiscal impact is for Treasury only.]

TRE03 Redirect and Better Coordinate Resources Dedicated to the Interdiction of Drugs* This recommendation outlines changes that can be made to better coordinate federal programs directed at the air interdiction of drugs. -186.6 0.0

[As a footnote: *Issue corresponds to an identical issue in the Department of Justice report; fiscal impact is for Treasury only.]

TRE04 Foster Federal-State Cooperative Initiatives by the IRS Cooperative relationships between the IRS and state tax administrations, including joint filing of data, should improve taxpayer service as well as collection activity while reducing costs. cbe cbe

TRE05 Simplify Employer Wage Reporting The administrative burden caused by our current employer wage-reporting requirements could be reduced while maintaining or improving the effectiveness of government operations by developing and implementing a simplified wage reporting system. cbe cbe

TRE06 Establish Federal Firearms License User Fees to Cover Costs The current fee for a retail dealer's firearms license (authorized in 1968) does not cover the cost of license processing and is low enough to encourage applications from individuals wishing to occasionally purchase firearms at reduced cost. Increased fees would recover the cost of operating the firearms program. 0.0 132.5

TRE07 Improve the Management of Federal Assets Targeted for Disposition* Improvements are needed in the methods by which the federal government disposes of various assets. cbe cbe

[As a footnote: *Issue corresponds to an identical issue in the Department of Justice report; fiscal impact is for Treasury only.]

TRE08 Reduce the Duplication of Drug Intelligence Systems and Improve Computer Security* NPR recommends several changes to eliminate duplication in the federal drug intelligence system. na na

[As a footnote: *Issue corresponds to an identical issue in the Department of Justice report; fiscal impact is for Treasury only.]

TRE09 Modernize the IRS The IRS Tax System Modernization (TSM) initiative, currently in its initial stages, would ease taxpayer burdens due to manual return processing and inaccessible information, and enable IRS to provide a level of service comparable to private sector financial institutions. cbe cbe

TRE10 Modernize the U.S. Customs Service NPR recommends a number of changes in Customs' organization and management processes to provide an improved management structure and strategic vision. 0.0 450.0

TRE11 Ensure the Efficient Merger of Resolution Trust Corporation into the FDIC The merger of the RTC and the FDIC should ensure the transfer of RTC expertise not currently held by the FDIC in order to provide the most efficient administration of these asset-disposition functions. na na

TRE12 Reduce the Duplication of Law Enforcement Training Facilities* Overlap and duplication in the provision of federal law enforcement training facilities should be examined. Multi-agency training needs should be accommodated through existing facilities in lieu of the construction of new facilities by individual agencies. cbe cbe

[As a footnote: *Issue corresponds to an identical issue in the Department of Justice report; fiscal impact is for Treasury only.]

TRE13 Streamline Background Investigations for Federal Employees* The current method of completing background examinations of federal employees is time-consuming and inefficient. This recommendation outlines improvements to streamline the process without sacrificing thoroughness. cbe cbe

[As a footnote: *Issue corresponds to an identical issue in the Department of Justice report; fiscal impact is for Treasury only.]

TRE14 Adjust Civil Monetary Penalties to the Inflation Index* Civil monetary penalties have not been adjusted to keep up with inflation. Under this recommendation, a "catch-up" adjustment would be made and the need for additional inflation adjustments would be automatically reassessed by the government every four years. 0.0 126.0

[As a footnote: *Issue corresponds to an identical issue in the Department of Justice report; fiscal impact is for Treasury only.]

TRE15 Increase IRS Collections Through Better Compliance Efforts NPR supports the current efforts of the IRS under Compliance 2000 to improve voluntary compliance and other efforts to collect taxes already owed to the federal government. cbe cbe

TRE16 Improve Agency Compliance with Employment Tax Reporting Requirements Many federal agencies do not fully comply with federal tax reporting requirements. Responsibilities for compliance should be more fully communicated and enforced. cbe cbe

TRE17 Authorize Federal Tax Payment by Credit Card Legislation should be enacted to allow certain taxpayers to make tax payments with a credit card. cbe cbe

TRE18 Modernize the Financial Management Systems NPR recommends several changes to improve financial management with Treasury, including consolidation of some operations, the improved use of technology, and other actions. -41.1 0.0

TRE19 Repeal Section 5010 of the Internal Revenue Code to Eliminate Tax Credits for Wine and Flavors The wine and flavors tax credit should be repealed. 0.0 500.0

TRE20 Amend or Repeal Section 5121 of the Internal Revenue Code Requiring Special Occupational Taxes on Retail Alcohol Dealers This recommendation would increase federal income from alcohol dealers. 0.0 45.0

DEPARTMENT OF VETERANS AFFAIRS

DVA01 Develop the Master Veteran Record and Modernize the Department's Information Infrastructure Creation of a master veteran record for all VA programs and the improvements in the department's information technology will improve services to veterans and their families. na na

DVA02 Modernize Benefits Claims Processing Modernization of the VA benefits claims processing system will improve the quality of service and save taxpayer dollars over time. na na

DVA03 Eliminate Legislative Budget Constraints to Promote Management Effectiveness VA is covered by a number of special legislative requirements, including employment "floors" for certain programs. Reducing or eliminating some of these controls can reduce costs and improve service without sacrificing accountability. cbe cbe

DVA04 Streamline Benefits Claims Processing VA should examine the usefulness of a New York Regional Office approach to benefits claims processing that promises to streamline the process. It should also examine regional staffing. 1.8 0.0

DVA05 Consolidate Department of Defense and Department of Veterans Affairs Compensation and Retired Pay Programs DOD and VA should create a task force to jointly examine their disability compensation adjudication and disbursement processes. cbe cbe

DVA06 Enhance VA Cost Recovery Capabilities Revise VA policy to use a portion of cost recovery funds to defray debt collection costs and expand recoveries to save money. 0.0 486.5

DVA07 Establish a Working Capital Fund This recommendation would allow creation of a working capital fund using existing resources in the department to be used for certain selected needs. na na

DVA08 Decentralize Decisionmaking Authority to Promote Management Effectiveness NPR recommends that VA headquarters and field management work together to improve agency decisionmaking, including the delegation of some decisionmaking to field activity directors. na na

DVA09 Establish a Comprehensive Resource Allocation Program VA should design and develop a comprehensive, departmentwide, performance and needs-based resource allocation program to replace current approaches. na na

DVA10 Serve Veterans and Their Families as Customers This recommendation outlines several approaches for VA to improve its focus on veterans and their families as customers. na na

DVA11 Phase-Out and Close Supply Depots VA should convert its existing centralized depot storage and distribution program to a commercial just-in-time delivery system and close unneeded supply depots. -168.0 0.0

DVA12 Improve Business Practices through Electronic Commerce VA should expand its use of electronic media to reduce paperwork and save money. It should seek to make greater use of electronic funds transfer of compensation and pension benefits. -124.1 0.0

DVA13 Eliminate "Sunset" Dates in the Omnibus Budget Reconciliation Act of 1990 To achieve cost savings, extend certain cost savings measures that are due to expire in 1998. -704.8 490.0

DVA14 Raise the Fees for Veterans Affairs' Guaranteed Home Loans As a cost savings measure, loan fees on veterans loans should be raised above the levels set in the Omnibus Budget Reconciliation Act of 1994. -811.4 0.0

DVA15 Restructure the Veterans Affairs' Health Care System VA should reexamine its role and delivery structure after the issuance of the report of the President's National Health Care Reform Task Force and take actions to restructure the VA health care system. 0.0 0.0

DVA16 Recover Administrative Costs of Veterans' Insurance Program from Premiums and Dividends VA should be permitted to recover certain insurance program costs from insurance trust fund surpluses. 0.0 0.0

Grand total

Grand Total $28,110.3 $8,255.7