Report: Agency reorganization plans include big shake-up at HHS, USDA

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Jeffrey Neal, former Chief Human Capital Officer at the Department of Homeland Security and Senior Vice President of ICF, discusses the report that the Trump administration plans a sweeping reorganization of cabinet level agencies, and the workforce executive orders that aim to reduce federal collective bargaining rights.


According to a report published last week in Politico, the Trump administration is planning a major reorganization of departments in the executive branch. The biggest changes include moving food stamp management from the Department of Agriculture to the Department of Health and Human Services, possibly changing HHS’ name and cutting programs from USAID and the State Department.

 

“These are things that people have been talking about for quite a while. If you look back over the last few years, the last several presidents have wanted reorganization authority,” Said Jeffrey Neal, former Chief Human Capital Officer at the Department of Homeland Security and Senior Vice President of ICF. “Most people agree that the government does have a lot of overlapping jurisdictions for various programs. It is not surprising to see that this administration or any administration would be looking for some opportunities to rationalize some of the program assignments and get rid of some of the overlap.”