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Executive Order 11541--Prescribing the duties of the Office of Management and Budget and the Domestic Council in the Executive Office of the President

Source: The provisions of Executive Order 11541 of July 1, 1970, appear at 35 FR 10737, 3 CFR, 1966-1970 Comp., p. 939, unless otherwise noted.

Cross reference: Executive Order 11541 was superseded by Executive Orders 11609 of July 22, 1971, Chapter 34, and 11717 of May 9, 1973, Chapter 34, to the extent that it is inconsistent with those orders.

By virtue of the authority vested in me by the Constitution and statutes of the United States, including section 301 of title 3 of the United States Code, and pursuant to Reorganization Plan No. 2 of 1970 (hereinafter referred to as "the Plan"), it is ordered as follows:

Section 1. (a) All functions transferred to the President of the United States by Part I of the Plan (including the function vested by section 102(f) of designating the officials of the Office of Management and Budget who shall act as Director during the absence or disability of the Deputy Director or in the event of a vacancy in the office of Deputy Director) are hereby delegated to the Director of the Office of Management and Budget in the Executive Office of the President. Such functions shall be carried out by the Director under the direction of the President and pursuant to such further instructions as the President from time to time may issue.
(b) All outstanding delegations, rules, regulations, orders, circulars, bulletins, or other forms of Executive or administrative action issued or taken by or relating to the Bureau of the Budget or the Director of the Bureau of the Budget prior to the effective date of this order shall, until amended or revoked, remain in full force and effect as if issued or taken by or relating to the Office of Management and Budget or the Director of the Office of Management and Budget.
(c) The delegation to the Director of the Office of Management and Budget, pursuant to subsection (a) of this Section, of the functions vested in the Director of the Bureau of the Budget by Section 103 of the Budget and Accounting Procedures Act of 1950 (31 U.S.C. 18b) and subsequently transferred to the President by Part I of Reorganization Plan No. 2 of 1970 (5 U.S.C. App. II), shall be implemented in accord with Section 3(a) of the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1980 (94 Stat. 2825; 44 U.S.C. 3503 note), to the extent that provision is applicable.
(d) The delegation to the Director of the Office of Management and Budget of the following executive development and personnel functions (which have been transferred to the Office of Personnel Management) is terminated on December 4, 1977:
(1) Providing overall Executive Branch leadership, regulation, and guidance in executive personnel selection, development and management.
(2) Studying and reporting on issues relating to position classification and the compensation of Federal civilian employees, including linkages among pay systems, and providing reports on average grade levels, work-years and personnel costs of Federal civilian employees.
(3) Providing primary Executive Branch leadership in (i) developing and reviewing a program of policy guidance to departments and agencies for the organization of management responsibility under the Federal Labor Relations program; and (ii) monitoring issues and trends in labor management relations for referral to appropriate Executive Branch officials including the Federal Labor Relations Council.

[Sec. 1 amended by Executive Order 12013 of Oct. 7, 1977, 42 FR 54931, 3 CFR, 1977 Comp., p. 147; Executive Order 12027 of Dec. 5, 1977, 42 FR 61851, 3 CFR, 1977 Comp., p. 159; Executive Order 12107 of Dec. 28, 1978, 44 FR 1055, 3 CFR, 1978 Comp., p. 264; Executive Order 12318 of Aug. 21, 1981, 46 FR 42833, 3 CFR, 1981 Comp., p. 173]

Sec. 2. (a) Under the direction of the President and subject to such further instructions as the President from time to time may issue, the Domestic Council in the Executive Office of the President shall (1) receive and develop information necessary for assessing national domestic needs and defining national domestic goals, and develop for the President alternative proposals for reaching those goals; (2) collaborate with the Office of Management and Budget and others in the determination of national domestic priorities for the allocation of available resources; (3) collaborate with the Office of Management and Budget and others to assure a continuing review of ongoing programs from the standpoint of their relative contributions to national goals as compared with their use of available resources; and (4) provide policy advice to the President on domestic issues.
(b) The organizations listed herein are terminated, and the functions heretofore assigned to them shall be performed by the Domestic Council1:
Council for Urban Affairs (Executive Order No. 11452 of January 23, 1969)
Cabinet Committee on the Environment (Executive Order No. 11472 of May 29, 1969, as amended by Executive Order No. 11514 of March 5, 1970)
Council for Rural Affairs (Executive Order No. 11493 of November 13, 1969)

Sec. 3. This order shall be effective July 1, 1970.


1 Editorial note: Executive Order 12045 of Mar. 27, 1978, Chapter 3, p. 24, effected the abolition of the Domestic Council on Mar. 26, 1978, and provided for the transfer of all functions of the Council, as provided by Reorganization Plan No. 1 of 1977, 42 FR 56101, 3 CFR, 1977 Comp., p. 197, effective Apr. 1, 1978, to the Domestic Policy Staff. In 1981 the Domestic Policy Staff was redesignated as the Office of Policy Development.


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