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OCTOBER 12, 1950.-Reported, under authority of the order of the Senate
THE COMMISSION ON ORGANIZATION OF THE EXECUTIVE BRANCH OF THE
Public Law 162, Eightieth Congress, approved July 7, 1947, declared it "to be the policy of Congress to promote economy, efficiency, and improved service in the transaction of the public business of departments, bureaus, agencies, boards, commissions, offices, independent establishments, and instrumentalities of the executive branch of the Government." To achieve that end, the statute authorized a bipartisan Commission on Organization of the executive branch of the Government to consist of 12 members. Appointees were: HERBERT HOOVER, Chairman DEAN ACHESON, Vice Chairman
ARTHUR S. FLEMMING
GEORGE H. MEAD
GEORGE D. AIKEN
JOSEPH P. KENNEDY
JOHN L. MCCLELLAN
81ST CONGRESS 2d Session
REPORT No. 2581
ACTION ON HOOVER COMMISSION REPORTS
OCTORER 12, 1950.-Ordered to be printed
Mr. MCCLELLAN, from the Committee on Expenditures in the Executive Departments, submitted the following
The Committee on Expenditures in the Executive Departments, to whom was referred the 18 major reports and the concluding summary submitted to the Congress by the Commission on Organization of the Executive Branch of the Government,2 commonly referred to as the Hoover Commission, submits the following report on the progress made in execution of the Commission's recommendations.
This report based on accomplishments of the Eighty-first Congress exclusive of the short session to be convened at noon on November 27, 1950, supplements a comprehensive analysis prepared and submitted to the Senate by this committee on October 12, 1949, in Senate Report 1158. That report contained detailed background information relative to Hoover Commission recommendations, supporting documents, agency comments, and legislative action taken as of that date. This report, while not repeating the detailed information contained in Senate Report 1158, presents the legislative history of all bills and resolutions through both the first and second sessions of the Eighty-first Congress relative to all recommendations contained in the Hoover reports.
With respect to 14 of the 18 reports filed by the Hoover Commission, this document analyzes the various types of action required for their fulfillment as determined by the Bureau of the Budget in an analysis of the Hoover reports compiled on September 30, 1949. These steps of implementation involve three primary aspects: (a) legislative action (including appropriations), (b) reorganization plan, and (c) administrative action. As to the four remaining Hoover Commission reports (on Office of General Services, Budgeting and Accounting, the National Security Organization, and Foreign Affairs) this document presents an analysis covering only legislative action because the recommendations in those four reports have been almost entirely activated in that manner.
1 Exclusive of session to be convened November 27, 1950.
• Under provisions of Public Law 162, 80th Cong.