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Stakeholder Briefing July 14, 2011

Informing ED’s Response to the Presidential Memorandum on “Administrative Flexibility, Lower Costs, and Better Results for State, Local and Tribal Governments”. Stakeholder Briefing July 14, 2011. What is It?.

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Stakeholder Briefing July 14, 2011

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  1. Informing ED’s Response to the Presidential Memorandum on “Administrative Flexibility, Lower Costs, and Better Results for State, Local and Tribal Governments” Stakeholder Briefing July 14, 2011

  2. What is It? • Administration-wide effort to identify-- with our state, local, and tribal partners -- administrative, regulatory, and legislative barriers in Federally funded programs that currently prevent the efficient use of tax dollars to achieve the best results for their constituents.

  3. Directions to Agencies • Work with State, local, and tribal governments to identify the best opportunities to realize efficiency, promote program integrity, and improve program outcomes • Opportunities should include efforts to reduce or streamline duplicative paperwork, reporting, and regulatory burdens; identify administrative and statutory barriers • Seek out cross-agency collaboration  

  4. Our Department-wide Ethic: Flexibility Must Deliver Outcomes • Flexibility exists in a number of Department programs (Ed-Flex, Experimental Sites) • Cross agency collaboration is ongoing • Safe Schools, Healthy Students • Promise Neighborhoods • RTT-Early Learning Challenge

  5. Our Department-wide Ethic: Flexibility Must Deliver Outcomes • Data Collection Alignment Across K-12 • MOE Transparency Initiative • Regulations Task Force • EO 13563 • Presidential Memorandum

  6. Our Deliverables • Identify high impact areas with stakeholders • Establish preliminary plans and actions to ensure continued achievement of program results while allowing for increased flexibility • Report by end of August to the Director of the OMB

  7. Our Outreach Efforts • Meetings with Stakeholders • EdFACTS and NCES Conferences • OSEP Megaconference • Federal Register • http://www.federalregister.gov/articles/2011/07/06/2011-16901/reducing-regulatory-burden-retrospective-review-under-eo-13563 • Regulations.Gov • ESEA.Comments@ed.gov

  8. EO 13563 and the Presidential Memorandum • To view Executive Order 13563 go to: http://www.gpo.gov/fdsys/pkg/FR-2011-01-21/pdf/2011-1385.pdf • To view the ‘‘President’s Memorandum on Administrative Flexibility, Lower Costs, and Better Results for State, Local, and Tribal Governments,’’ go to: http:// www.whitehouse.gov/the-press-office/ 2011/02/28/presidential-memorandumadministrative-flexibility.

  9. ED’s Listening Panel • Denise Forte, Deputy Assistant Secretary, OPEPD • Elizabeth McFadden, Deputy General Counsel, OGC • Melody Musgrove, Director, OSEP • Ross Santy, Director, PIMS • Johan Uvin, Deputy Assistant Secretary, OVAE • Michael Yudin, Deputy Assistant Secretary, OESE • Ajita Talwalker, Special Assistant, OUS

  10. We need your input • What administrative, regulatory, and statutory requirements could be changed to help reduce costs and unnecessary burdens, spur innovation, and improve student or program outcomes? • What regulatory requirements should the Department consider waiving, subject to statutory waiver authority? • Should the Department streamline the application and approval process for waivers and, if so, how?

  11. We need your input • Where could the Department reduce current reporting requirements that are not necessary or useful in measuring program performance, facilitating data-driven program improvements, or ensuring the proper use of taxpayer dollars? Where are there opportunities to consolidate or streamline data collection or submission requirements? • How can the Department streamline or modify the procedures that we use for processing requests for waivers of maintenance-of-effort (MOE) requirements to make them more transparent and uniform across programs with MOE requirements and reduce unnecessary reporting for States?

  12. We need your input • What cross-agency flexibility or alignment is needed to allow States, local, and tribal governments to improve their early learning, workforce, and place-based efforts? (This could include consideration of how we might provide additional flexibility in such areas as performance measurement, application requirements, or uses of funds, or might encourage cross-agency funding opportunities, etc.) • What flexibility can the Department offer to help facilitate collaboration at and across State, local, and tribal levels? • Where could increased flexibility drive the most improvements in program and student outcomes?

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