Executive Orders, March 29, 1983

Executive Order 12411 -- Government Work Space Management Reforms

March 29, 1983

By the authority vested in me as President by the Constitution and laws of the United States of America, including Section 486 of Title 40 of the United States Code, in order to institute fundamental changes in the manner in which Federal work space is managed to ensure its efficient utilization, it is hereby ordered as follows:

Section 1. In order to make the Federal use of work space (including office space, warehouses and special purpose space, whether federally owned, leased or controlled) and related furnishings more effective in support of agency missions, minimize the acquisition of government resources, and reduce the administrative costs of the Federal government, the heads of all Federal Executive agencies shall:

(a) Establish programs to reduce the amount of work space, used or held, to that amount which is essential for known agency missions;

(b) Produce and maintain a total inventory of work space and related furnishings and declare excess to the Administrator of General Services all such holdings that are not necessary to satisfy existing or known and verified planned programs;

(c) Ensure that the amount of office space used by each employee of the agency, or others using agency-controlled space, is held to the minimum necessary to accomplish the task that must be performed;

(d) Manage the furniture, equipment, decoration, drapes, carpeting, plants and other accoutrements so that the use of all furnishings by the agency reflects a judicious employment of public moneys;

(e) Consider, in making decisions concerning the use, acquisition, or disposal of work space and related furnishings, the effects of its actions on costs incurred by other Federal agencies;

(f) Report all vacant work space retained for future Federal uses to the Administrator of General Services so that it may be made available for the temporary use of other Federal agencies, to the extent consistent with national defense requirements;

(g) Establish a work space management plan to meet the provisions of this Order, including specification of the goals to be achieved and actions to be taken by the agency in order to improve its utilization of all work space and related furnishings; and

(h) Establish information systems, implement inventory controls and conduct surveys, in accordance with procedures established by the Administrator of General Services, so that a government-wide reporting system may be developed.

Sec. 2. The Administrator of General Services is delegated authority, to the extent not prohibited by other laws, to conduct surveys, establish agency-wide objectives for work space use for each Executive agency, and establish procedures, guidelines and regulations to be followed by the agencies in developing the work space planning, information and reporting systems required by this Order.

Ronald Reagan

The White House,

March 29, 1983.

[Filed with the Office of the Federal Register, 10:51 a.m., March 30, 1983]

Executive Order 12412 -- Peace Corps Advisory Council

March 29, 1983

By the authority vested in me as President by the Constitution and statutes of the United States, including the Federal Advisory Committee Act, as amended (5 U.S.C. App. I), it is hereby ordered as follows:

Section 1. Establishment. (a) There is established the Peace Corps Advisory Council.

(b) The Council shall be composed of no more than 30 persons, who shall be appointed by the President. The President shall designate two members to serve as Co-Chairmen of the Council. Members shall serve at the pleasure of the President.

Sec. 2. Functions. (a) The Council shall advise the President and the Director of the Peace Corps on initiatives needed to promote the purposes of the Peace Corps Act.

(b) The Council shall submit simultaneously to the President and the Director of the Peace Corps an annual report on its recommendations and activities.

Sec. 3. Administration. (a) The heads of the Executive agencies shall, to the extent permitted by law, provide the Commission with such information as may be necessary for the effective performance of its functions.

(b) Members of the Council shall not receive compensation for their work on the Council. While engaged in the work of the Council, members may be allowed travel expenses, including per diem in lieu of subsistence, as authorized by law for persons serving intermittently in the government service (5 U.S.C. 5701 - 5707).

(c) The Director of the Peace Corps shall, to the extent permitted by law and subject to the availability of funds, provide the Council with such administrative services, funds, facilities, and other support services as may be necessary for the effective performance of its functions.

Sec. 4. General Provisions. (a) Notwithstanding the provisions of any other Executive Order, the functions of the President under the Federal Advisory Committee Act which are applicable to the Council, except that of reporting annually to the Congress, shall be performed by the Director of the Peace Corps, in accordance with guidelines and procedures established by the Administrator of General Services.

(b) The Council shall terminate on December 31, 1983, unless sooner extended.

Ronald Reagan

The White House,

March 29, 1983.

[Filed with the Office of the Federal Register, 10:52 a.m., March 30, 1983]