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Mr. Phil N. Truluck
Executive Vice President
The Heritage Foundation

Mr. Robert Lee Van Fossan
Chairman and Chief Executive Officer
Mutual Benefit Life Insurance Company

Mr. - Hans W. Wanders
Chairman and Chief Operating Officer
The Wachovia Corporation

Mr. Rawleigh Warner, Jr.
Chairman of the Board and Chief

Executive Officer
Mobil Corporation

Mr. Hays Watkins
Chairman and Chief Executive Officer
CSX Corporation

Mr. William L. Wearly
Chairman of the Executive Committee
Ingersoll Rand Company

Mr. Edward Whittemore
Chairman and Chief Executive Officer
American Brands, Inc.

Mr. Luke G. Williams
Chief Executive Officer
American Sign & Indicator Co.

Mr. L. Stanton Williams
Chairman and Chief Executive Officer
PPG Industries

Mr. Robert Willis
Chairman and President
Connecticut Natural Gas Corp.

Mr. Robert K. Wilmouth
President
Chicago Board of Trade

Mr. Frank Zarb
General Partner
La zard, Freres and Company

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Alfred H. Ringon Nathan Owen Robert H. Willis

Roger Milliken John W. Hanley

William H. Bricker Ben F. Love

Department of Education

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Department of Energy/Nuclear

Regulatory Commission

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Environmental Protection Agency/

Small Business Administration/ ...

FEMA

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Federal Construction Management

Melvyn Klein Robert Buckley Frederick P. Rose Paul J. Schierl

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John McGillicuddy Darwin Smith Donald McNeely Donald Nyrop Joseph J. Pinola

George L. Shinn Rawles Fulgham

Coy Eklund
Terry Townsend
L. Stanton Williams
Thomas G. Pownall

William Donaldson
John Filer
Alfred Brittain III

James Stewart Eugene Sullivan

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Land/Facilities/Personal property

31. State/International Communication

Agency/Peace Corps

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Department of Transportation

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Department of Treasury (IRS)

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Oser Charges

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Veterans Administration

Hans Wanders william Wearly

THE PRESIDENT'S PRIVATE SECTOR SURVEY ON COST CONTROL

October 1, 1982

The Honorable William D. Ford
U.S. House of Representatives
Committee on Post Office

and Civil Service
309 Cannon House office Building
Washington, D.C. 20515

Dear Mr. Chairman:

At the September 15, 1982, hearing, you expressed concern that
the President's Private sector Survey may be exceeding the scope
of its authority by examining areas you characterized as
"policy".

The Survey's mandate is set forth in Executive Order 12369, which provides in pertinent part as follows:

Sec. 2. Functions, (a) The Committee shall conduct a private sector survey on cost control in the Federal Government and shall advise the President and the Secretary of Commerce and other Executive agency heads with respect to improving management and reducing costs.

(b) The Committee shall conduct in-depth reviews of the operations of the Executive agencies as a basis for evaluating potential improvements in agency operations.

(c) In fulfilling its functions, the Committee shall consider providing recommendations in the following areas:

(1) Opportunities for increased efficiency and reduced costs in the Federal Government that can be realized by Executive action or legislation;

(2) Areas where managerial accountability can be enhanced and administrative control can be improved;

(3) Opportunities for managerial improvements over both the short and long term;

(4) Specific areas where further study can be justified by potential savings; and

(5) Information and data relating to governmental expenditures, indebtedness, and personnel management. In light of your concern, we conducted an examination of the task forces' operations and, based upon that review, concluded that the task forces are properly discharging their functions. We also discussed the Survey's activities with members of the President's staff familiar with our work and were assured that the Survey's activities are consistent with the President's directive.

As noted earlier, the Survey's charge is to "advise the President and the Secretary of Commerce, and other Executive agency heads with respect to improving management and reducing costs." It has no authority to set policies or otherwise effect changes in the various agencies reviewed. We are hopeful that our recommendations will be constructive and useful. But whether they will be acted upon is entirely up to the President and Congress.

We trust you will agree with our view that the successful completion by PPSS of the assignment given to it by the President, namely, to find ways to reduce the cost of operating the Federal Government, is in the public interest.

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