Delaware General Assembly







TO: Heads of all State Departments and Agencies

SUBJECT: Establishment of a State of Delaware Management Task Force

WHEREAS, it is vital to the economic health and prosperity of the State of Delaware that its governmental services be conducted on a sound, efficient and economical basis and that the people of the State be assured of wise expenditures of their tax dollars; and

WHEREAS, on the 7th day of March, 1969, the Governor and leaders of Delaware business and industry convened at Buena Vista to discuss the formation of a State Government management study to be conducted by the private sector of the community without cost to the State; and

WHEREAS, at such conference said leaders of business and industry of the State agreed to undertake a detailed examination of the administration of State services with a view to making recommendations for greater efficiency and economy; and

WHEREAS, said leaders further agreed that Delaware business and industry would provide both expert personnel and financing for this effort for a period of up to six months:

NOW, THEREFORE, I, RUSSELL W. PETERSON, Governor of the State of Delaware, do hereby establish the State of Delaware Management Task Force, and I hereby appoint and constitute Eugene Perry, President of NVF, Co., as Chairman of said Task Force; the Chairman in consultation with the Governor shall select additional members of the Task Force.

The Task Force is authorized and empowered to make such studies and investigations as may be considered necessary to ascertain the means and manner by which the governmental services of the State of Delaware may be afforded to its citizens in the most efficient, expeditious and economical manner. To assist in this undertaking, Warren King and Associates is appointed consultant to the Task Force.

In furtherance of the work of the Task Force I order and direct every State Agency and its employees to furnish the Task Force and its representatives and consultant complete information concerning their respective agency and to give the Task Force complete cooperation and assistance in the project hereby outlined.

Upon completion of its work the Task Force shall render to the Governor a full Report of its findings and recommendations. Unless hereafter extended, the Report of the Task Force shall be completed within six months of the date of this order.

Approved this third day of April, 1969.





Secretary of State