Department of Housing and Urban Development Could Be Streamlined

FPCD-77-56: Published: Jun 16, 1977. Publicly Released: Jun 16, 1977.

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Streamlining the Department of Housing and Urban Development's (HUD) organization through consolidating field offices and realining selected regional and field office functions could improve its delivery of services to the public at reduced costs.

Streamlining the HUD organization could improve services to the public and save money by reducing the resources needed to provide the services. It would also reduce the potential for duplicate work and fragmented authority and responsibility which have been problems in the past. This streamlining can be accomplished by reducing the number of field offices and requiring field offices and regional offices to operate selected dissimilar programs, with both reporting to the central office, or by requiring field offices to operate all programs now being done by both field and regional offices.

Matter for Congressional Consideration

  1. Status: Closed

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    Matter: Congress should request the Secretary of HUD to submit to appropriate committees the reorganization plan resulting from the Department's organizational assessment before implementing the plans. The plan should explain in detail the changes, and it should address the following issues: cost benefits anticipated from the planned reorganization; improvement in program responsiveness that will result; changes in staffing requirements forecast for a reasonable period subsequent to the reorganization; and the impact on organizational patterns, roles, and authorities of regional and field offices.


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