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NEW EMPLOYEE SURVEY AND OUTSIDE REPORT SHOW HUD'S REINVENTION PLAN IS SUCCESSFULLY MOVING FORWARD
WASHINGTON - Housing and Urban Development Secretary Andrew Cuomo said today that a new survey of HUD employees found that 70 percent believe the Department has made reinvention an important priority - the highest percentage of any of 22 federal agencies surveyed.
In addition, Cuomo said a new review by outside experts found that the Department's sweeping reinvention plan is being successfully implemented.
The employee survey was performed by the National Partnership for Reinventing Government, which is headed by Vice President Al Gore. The Vice President said: "Through REGO (the reinventing government initiative) - and thanks to the extraordinary leadership of Secretary Andrew Cuomo - we turned HUD around, and got it out of the office towers and back onto the street corners and in the communities."
The outside review of HUD's reinvention was performed by PricewaterhouseCoopers LLP and concluded that the management reform plan unveiled by Cuomo in June 1997 to improve HUD's performance is successfully moving forward on schedule.
Cuomo said: "The HUD management reform plan said its goal was to transform HUD from 'the poster child for inept government.' We've achieved that goal, and now we're turning HUD into the poster child for government reinvention and for outstanding service to the American people."
"I thank Vice President Gore for his extraordinary leadership on government reinvention at HUD and throughout the federal government," Cuomo said. "I thank talented and dedicated HUD employees across the country for their hard work to make our reinvention a success and for their strong vote of confidence in our reinvention efforts. All of us at HUD are working together as a team to continue to improve our performance."
The review by PricewaterhouseCoopers LLP found that HUD has completed many of the key elements of reinvention and has made substantial progress toward the rest, including:
The release of the survey of HUD employees and the review by PricewaterhouseCoopers LLP follows two reports issued earlier this year that found the historic HUD 2020 Management Reform Initiative launched by Cuomo is being carried out successfully.
Content Archived: January 20, 2009