WHEREAS, there are over 60,000 employees of the State of Missouri engaged in providing services to the citizens of this state; and
WHEREAS, finite resources limit the number of employees who may be hired to perform the services required of state government by its citizens; and
WHEREAS, the only significant method for improving services provided to each citizen and resident in the State of Missouri is to enhance the quality of services and productivity of all departments of state government; and
WHEREAS, experience in other states and initiatives undertaken in individual departments within the government of the State of Missouri indicate that it is possible to utilize management techniques and organizational methods to achieve increased productivity and quality of services in state government; and
WHEREAS, the private sector of American society has achieved significant success in initiating quality and productivity improvement measures that have a direct bearing on state government; and
WHEREAS, it is desirable to initiate and continue to coordinate the State's quality and productivity improvement efforts among state departments, and to provide a Citizen's Advisory Council to act as advisors to the Governor's staff, the Commissioner of Administration, and others responsible for enhancing services provided by state government.
NOW, THEREFORE, I, JOHN ASHCROFT, GOVERNOR OF THE STATE OF MISSOURI, by virtue of the authority vested in me by the Constitution and laws of the State of Missouri, hereby establish and continue the MISSOURI GOVERNOR'S ADVISORY COUNCIL ON QUALITY AND PRODUCTIVITY. The Council shall be composed of fifteen (15) members, ten (10) of whom shall be appointed by the Governor, with seven (7) of those (10) being representatives of business and industry in the State of Missouri, one (1) shall be from a Missouri college or university faculty, and two (2) shall be state management representatives chosen from the executive management of departments and agencies of Missouri state government; and in addition thereto there shall be two (2) members appointed by the Speaker of the Missouri House of Representatives and two (2) members appointed by the President Pro Tem of the Missouri Senate (with each of the two (2) members appointed by the Speaker and President being from a different political party); and the Director of the State Division of Personnel shall serve as an ex officio member of the Council.
The Governor shall designate one of the members of the Council to serve as Chairman, and the Chairman shall call meetings of the Council. The State shall provide such staff assistance as is required by the Council, and reasonable and necessary expenses of the Council members shall be provided through the Office of Administration.
The duties of the Council shall be to advise the Governor, members of his staff, the Commissioner of Administration, and others seeking ways to enhance the quality of services and productivity of employees of Missouri state government, to identify new technologies and devices to that end, to devise methods for emphasizing quality and productivity, and encourage the exchange of information in regard to quality improvement efforts.
The Missouri Governor's Advisory Council on Quality and Productivity shall cease to exist on February 1, 1993, unless extended by Executive Order of the Governor executed prior to that date. Individual members of the Council shall serve at the pleasure of the Governor.
IN WITNESS WHEREOF, I have hereunto set my hand and caused to be affixed the Great Seal of the State of Missouri, in the City of Jefferson, on this 4th day of February, 1992.
[John Ashcroft's signature]
[Roy D. Blunt's signature]
SECRETARY OF STATE