The President's Executive Order: Comprehensive Plan to Reorganize the Executive Branch Training Workshop for Government

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What you need to know to comply with and position your agency to meet the intent and requirements of the executive order

Since the Government Reorganization Act expired in the mid-1980s, every President has asked Congress for authority to reorganize the Executive Branch of the federal government. This year, on March 13th, President Trump issued an Executive Order that foreshadowed an effort to reduce overlap and duplication among the government’s programs and agencies. President Trump’s recent Executive Order requires federal agencies to develop and submit to OMB within 180 days a plan to reorganize agency functions to improve the “efficiency, effectiveness, and accountability” of executive branch agencies. The Director of OMB will then submit to the President a comprehensive proposed plan to reorganize the entire executive branch.  Proposed reorganizations can include the elimination and/or consolidation of federal agencies and programs.  In addition, federal agencies need to:


  • Determine whether functions are most appropriate for the federal government, or if they could be done better or more appropriately performed by State or local government, or by the private sector.
  • Identify any program or administrative redundancies that could be eliminated or consolidated.
  • Provide an assessment of costs relative to the benefits.
  • Provide an estimate of costs to sunset or consolidate agencies/programs.
  • Further, the White House recently announced the creation of the Office of American Innovation (OAI), which will be responsible for making “recommendations to the President on policies and plans that improve Government operations and services, improve the quality of life for Americans now and in the future, and spur job creation.”

While OMB prepares additional guidance to help agencies respond to the Executive Order (EO), join us for a series of presentations and discussions that will provide important background for agencies to consider when complying with the EO. The agenda will include historical perspective of past attempts at reorganization, private sector practices to help meet the EO’s requirements, and panel discussions on related topics.

Speaker and Presenter Information

Keynote Speaker currently awaiting agency confirmation.

Guest Speakers


Robert Shea
Grant Thornton LLP
(Former Associate Director for Administration and Government Performance, OMB)

Mr. Shea is a Principal in Grant Thornton Public Sector, with over 20 years of federal government experience. He leads the Public Sector’s strategy and communications team and is a member of the Performance Transformation Team, where he leads performance improvement engagements for federal, state & local, and international clients. He was recently appointed to the statutorily created Commission on Evidence-based. He is a Fellow and former Chair of the National Academy of Public Administration.


Mr. Shea joined Grant Thornton from the U.S. Office of Management and Budget, where he was Associate Director for Administration and Government Performance. In addition to managing OMB’s internal operations, he led the President’s Performance Improvement Initiative and administered the Program Assessment Rating Tool. Before joining OMB, Mr. Shea served as Counsel to the Senate Committee on Governmental Affairs (currently the Committee on Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs) where, in addition to general oversight of Executive Branch management, he advised Committee leadership on the status of implementation of the statutory framework for performance-based government, including the Government Performance and Results Act and the Chief Financial Officers Act. He was Legislative Director for Congressman Pete Sessions (TX) from 1997 to 1999, where he organized the Results Caucus, a group of Members of Congress dedicated to results-based management and solving many of the government’s major management problems. Mr. Shea was a Professional Staff Member with the House Committee on Government Reform from 1995 through 1996.  There he had responsibility for examining the economy and efficiency of government programs, and acted as liaison with the government’s Inspectors General.


Shiva Verma


Grant Thornton

Shiva Verma is a principal with Grant Thornton LLP’s Public Sector practice. As the lead for PS’ cost management services, Verma provides enterprise cost and performance management solutions to public and private sector organizations. His area of focus includes ABC/M, fee/price setting, budgeting, business process improvement, change management, LSS, strategic planning, value engineering, and target costing. Verma’s cost management and fee-setting clients include the U.S. Patent and Trade Office, Social Security Administration, Office of Personnel Management, the FDIC, the SEC, U.S. Postal Service, Regence Health Care, and the U.S. Departments of Commerce, Labor, Energy, Defense, Agriculture, Homeland Security, and Health and Human Services. He has helped agencies brief oversight bodies such the OIG, OMB, GAO and Congress.


Robert (Bob) Misch

Strategy & Performance Improvement Lead

Managing Director

Grant Thornton

Bob Misch is a Managing Director in Grant Thornton’s Business Consulting & Technology practice and leads PS’s Performance Transformation Service Line. He has more than 20 years of experience in solution delivery and leading cross-functional teams. He helps public sector clients maximize the use of cost and performance information to improve program management and business processes, and integrate budget and performance information. He has served clients from across government, including the Department of Homeland Security, the Department of Defense, the Department of the Interior, the International Monetary Fund, the Central Intelligence Agency, and the Department of the Treasury. In 2009, he received Consortium of Advanced Management International’s (CAM-I’s) Robert A. Bonsack award for distinguished contribution in the advancement of cost and performance management.


** Additional speakers awaiting confirmation.**

Relevant Government Agencies

Air Force, Army, Navy & Marine Corps, Intelligence Agencies, DOD & Military, Office of the President (includes OMB), Dept of Agriculture, Dept of Commerce, Dept of Education, Dept of Energy, Dept of Health & Human Services, Dept of Homeland Security, Dept of Housing & Urban Development, Dept of the Interior, Dept of Justice, Dept of Labor, Dept of State, Dept of Transportation, Dept of Treasury, Dept of Veterans Affairs, EPA, GSA, USPS, SSA, NASA, Other Federal Agencies, Legislative Agencies (GAO, GPO, LOC, etc.), Judicial Branch Agencies, State Government, County Government, City Government, Municipal Government, CIA, FEMA, Office of Personnel Management, Coast Guard, National Institutes of Health, FAA, Census Bureau, USAID, National Guard Association, Federal Government, FDA

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Thu, Apr 27, 2017, 7:30am - 5:00pm


Government Employees:  $895.00

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