Workforce for the 21st Century: Analyzing the President’s Management Agenda

Full House Committee on Oversight and Government Reform
Full House Committee on Oversight and Government Reform
Hearing Date: May 16, 2018 1:30 pm 2154 Rayburn HOB

PURPOSE:
  • To examine the workforce modernization provisions of the President’s Management Agenda.
  • To discuss how the Agenda fits into the ongoing reorganization efforts and the Administration’s vision for a modern, effective, efficient, and accountable federal government.
BACKGROUND:
  • On March 20, 2018, the Administration released the President’s Management Agenda to modernize the federal government with three key drivers: Information Technology Modernization; Data, Accountability, and Transparency; and Workforce for the 21st Century.
  • The Agenda proposes to realign the workforce by reprioritizing federal spending and manpower on activities that advance safety, security and prosperity. The Agenda further proposes modernizing federal human capital management policy in key areas such as hiring, performance management, compensation, benefits, employee accountability, and labor relations.
  • In March 2017, the President issued an executive order directing the Office of Management and Budget to propose a plan to reorganize governmental functions and eliminate unnecessary agencies and programs.

Witnesses and testimonies

Name Title Organization Panel Document
The Honorable Margaret Weichert Deputy Director for Management U.S. Office of Management and Budget One Document
The Honorable Jeff Pon Director U.S. Office of Personnel Management One Document
Mr. Bill Valdez President Senior Executives Association Two Document
Mr. Max Stier President and CEO Partnership for Public Service Two Document
Ms. Jacqueline Simon Policy Director American Federation of Government Employees Two Document