WHEREAS, the citizens of the State of Missouri expect their government to operate in an effective, efficient and economical manner, and deserve such;
WHEREAS, the State of Missouri is committed to effectiveness and efficiency in all departmental operations; and
WHEREAS, the Commission on Management and Productivity has recommended the creation of a Council on Efficient Operations to pursue efficiency opportunities;
NOW THEREFORE, I, Mel Carnahan, Governor of the State of Missouri, by virtue of the authority vested in me by the Constitution and laws of the State of Missouri, do hereby establish the Council on Efficient Operations. The Council will be composed of not less than 16 members consisting of the following representative groups:
the Lieutenant Governor, who shall chair the Council;
eight senior level managers from executive departments appointed by the Department Director with no department having more than one member;
two members from private industry appointed by the Governor;
one member from the Governor's staff;
two members of the Missouri House of Representatives appointed by the Speaker of the House;
two members of the Missouri Senate appointed by the President Pro Tern of the Senate;
such others as the Governor may decide.
The Council shall meet not more than thirty days after all sixteen members have been appointed and then on a regular basis as deemed necessary by the chairperson.
The Council will create an ongoing process to identify, select and pursue consolidation, privatization, effectiveness and efficiency improvement opportunities in state government functions and processes.
The Council shall develop, for the Governor's approval, a multi-department staffing program, whereby departments will assign staff to the Council on a temporary, rotating basis.
The Council shall issue a report no later than September 30 of each year to the Governor, Speaker of the House, President Pro Tern of the Senate, and all department heads. The report should contain a status of activities and identify barriers inhibiting progress. The status of activities shall include but not be limited to the following: the number of efficiency issues approved and implemented; the associated savings; and the number of efficiency opportunities under study and evaluation.
This Order shall expire on December 31, 2000, if not renewed.
[Mel Carnahan's signature]
[Rebecca McDowell Cook's signature]
Rebecca McDowell Cook
Secretary of State
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