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The Executive Committee uf the President's private Sector Survey on Cost Control in the Federal Governnent ("the Committee") was established by Executive Oråer. 12369 of June 30, 1982.

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(a) The Committee shall conduct a private sector survey on cost control in the Federal Government and shall advise the President, the Secretary of Commerce, and other Executive açency heads, with respect to improving manayement and reducing costs.

(b) The Committee shall conduct in-depth reviews of the operations of the Executive agencies as a basis for evaluating potential improvenients in agency operations. Ic) In fulfilling its function the Cunnittee shall consider providing recommendations in the following


(1) Opportunities for increased efficiency and
reduced costs in the Federal Government that can be
realized by Executive action or legislation;
12) Areas where niariagerial acccurtability can be
enhar.cea and administrative control can be improved;
(3) Opportunities for managerial improverents over
both the short and long tërth;

(4) Specific areas where further study can be
justifica by potential savings; and
15) Inicrnaticii orici data relating to covernriental
täienditures, inciebtedress ord personnel malagenent.

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The Conr:ittee shall be conposed of no more than 150 merribers who shall be appointed by the Presidérit frwdi oncliç citizens in privite life. The frieribers shall serve at the pleasure cf the President. The Fresiderit stall designate a Chairman from anong the nembers of the Committee.

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la) The Conmittee shall report to the President and to
the Secretary of Commerce. Thereafter, it shall report
to the heads of other Executive agencies aná as required
by the Federal Advisory Committee act, as anended (5
U.S.C. App.).

(b) The heads of Executive agencies shall, to the
extent permitted by law, provide the Committee and its
staff units, with such information and appropriate
logistical support as it may require fur the purpose uf
carrying out its functions.
ic) The Department of Commerce, Office of the Assistant
Secretary for Administration, shall, to the extent
permitted by law and subject to the availability of
funds; provide the Committee with such administrative
services, facilities, staff and other support as may be
necessary for the effective perfornance of its functions.
(d) The Committee, or subcommittees thereof, is expected
to meet at least monthly before the final report and
recommendations are submitted to the President.

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le) Members will not be conipensated for their services, but while engaged in the work of the Survey, may be allowed travel expenses, (including per diem in lieu of subsistence), as authorized by law for persons serving intermittently in the government service (5 U.S.C. S 5702 and 5703).

(f) The estimated Federal cost for operating the
Conmittee including travel expenses and per dieni in lieu
of subsistence, is approximately $50,000, which includes
une person-year of support.

(9) The Committee may establish such subconmittees of
its menbers as may be necessary, subject to the provisioris
ci trit De Vollrent of Commerce Committee Managenient

ranckcok (Port IV, Chapter 1, Sec E). Secticr. 5. FEDERAL ADVISCRY COMMITTEE ACT

In accordance with Executive Order No. 12369
notwithstanging the provisions of any other Executive
Order, the responsibilities of the President under the
Federal Advisory Corimittee Act, as amended (5 U.S.C.
app.), except that of reporting annually to the Congress,

shali be performed by the Secretary of Commerce. Section 6. DURATION

The Committee shall terminate by December 31, 1982,
unless it is terminated Earlier or renewed by proper
authority by appropriate action.

JUL 7 1982

malel Geldige


Secretary of Commerce

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THIS AGREEMENT, entered into this 7th day of July


WHEREAS, the President of the United States has established

by Executive Order No. 12369, date: June 30, 1982, a Presidential

Advisory Committee (the "Committee") to advise the President,

the Secretary of Commerce and the heads of other Executive

agencies with respect to improving management and reducing

costs; and

WHEREAS, Section 3(e) of Executive Order 12369 provides

that to the extent practicable the Committee is to be funded,

stafied and equipped without cost to the Federal Government

and to accomplish this objective it is expected that the

Secretary of Commerce will engage in a joint project, with a

nonprofit organization, pursuant to Section i of Public Law

91-412 (15 U.S.c. 1525), for the purpose of providing staff

support to the Committee, and

WHEREAS, there has been organizeå, under the laws

of the

District of Columbia, a charitable, not-for-profit corporation

under the name - "The Foundation for the President's Private

Sector Survey on Cost Control, Inc." (the "Foundation"),

which Foundation is willing to provide facilities, services

and staff support and otherwise assist the Committee in

carrying out its responsibilities; and

WHEREAS, by reason of the foregoing, the Secretary and

the Foundation bave a mutual interest in taking such action

as may be necessary or desirable to assist the Committee in

carrying out its responsibilities in a timely and efficient


NOW THEREFORE, the parties hereto have entered into this

Agreement this 7th day of July 1982.

Section I


This Agreement is made under the authority of Executive

Order No. 12369, 15 U.S.c. 1525, and 13 U.S.C. 161.

Section II

Secretary of Commerce

The Secretary at no cost to the Foundation agrees:

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To provide such support as may be requested by the

Chairman of the Committee to assist the Connittee

in carrying out its responsibilities, including but

not limited to:

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sign a statement in the form approved by the Secretary (attached as Exhibit A to this Agreement)

relating to the disclosure of information to

unauthorized persons.


To establish such controls as shall be prescribed
by the Secretary (attached as Exhibit B to this:
Agreement) to prevent the disclosure by the Foundation

of information to unauthorized persons.

Section IV

Status of Foundation

The parties hereto acknowledge and agree that the status


of the Foundation under this Agreement, and in all of its and its employees agents and representatives dealings and relations with the Secretary, the Department of Commerce and other

Federal agencies shall be that of an independent entity providing services under a joint project and not as one involving employment, no statutes governing Federal employment shall apply to the Foundation, and the Foundation shall not have any obligation of financial accountability to the

Department of Commerce.

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