In June, the Trump administration released a reorganization plan that included 32 recommendations for reshaping the federal government, including merging the Labor and Education departments, shrinking the responsibilities of the Office of Personnel Management and privatizing the Postal Service. If approved by Congress, this would mark the first major overhaul of federal operations in decades. In the third installment of the GovExec LIVE event series, Government Executive will gather public sector officials, civil service reform experts and former government leaders to discuss overcoming challenges to reorganization, managing during uncertainty, lessons learned from past restructuring efforts and what comes next.
Missed the first two GovExec LIVE events? Here's what was covered at GovExec LIVE: Prioritizing Performance Management and GovExec LIVE: The Administration's Management Agenda.
|8:00 AM||Registration & Networking Breakfast|
|8:45 AM||Opening Remarks|
|8:50 AM||Overcoming Challenges to Reorganization
The last time Congress gave a president reorganization authority, the year was 1984. How would these reorganization measures be implemented, if they receive congressional approval? What elements in the plan can be implemented through other measures? We’ll gather experts to discuss overcoming challenges to reorganization, tips for managing during uncertainty and the future of civil service reform.
|9:30 AM||A Session Presented By Our Underwriter Grant Thornton
|9:45 AM||The Technology Behind Change
The Trump Administration’s reform plan also included several technology initiatives, including the creation of the Government Effectiveness Advanced Research (GEAR) Center, an office that would facilitate non-government public-private partnerships, a mandate giving all agencies until the end of 2022 to go completely digital and continued importance on hiring and retaining cybersecurity experts. We’ll sit down with agency leaders to discuss the steps they’re already taking to fulfill these goals and what comes next.
|10:20 AM||Managing During Times of Change
While civil service reform plans are proposed, technology modernization initiatives are implemented and updates are made to performance management practices, agency leaders are experts at continuing with business as usual during times of change. We’ll gather government leaders to discuss best practices and advice for federal managers.
|10:55 AM||Closing Remarks|