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GENERAL INFORMATION

Committee NameCommittee for the Preservation of the White HouseAgency NameDepartment of the Interior
Fiscal Year2019Committee Number499
Original Establishment Date3/7/1964Committee StatusChartered
Actual Termination Date Committee URL 
New Committee This FYNoPresidential Appointments*Yes
Terminated This FYNoMax Number of Members*Unlimited
Current Charter Date1/31/2018Designated Fed Officer Position Title*National Park Service Liaison to the White House
Date Of Renewal Charter1/31/2020Designated Federal Officer PrefixMr.
Projected Termination Date Designated Federal Officer First Name*John
Exempt From Renewal*NoDesignated Federal Officer Middle NameJ.
Specific Termination AuthorityDesignated Federal Officer Last Name*Stanwich
Establishment Authority*PresidentialDesignated Federal Officer Suffix
Specific Establishment Authority*E.O. 11145, as amended by E.O. 13811 Signed September 29, 2017Designated Federal Officer Phone*(202) 619-6344
Effective Date Of Authority*3/7/1964Designated Federal Officer Fax*(202) 619-6353
Exempt From EO 13875 Discretionary CmteNot ApplicableDesignated Federal Officer Email*john_stanwich@nps.gov
Committee Type*Continuing
Presidential*Yes
Committee Function*Other Committee
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RECOMMENDATION/JUSTIFICATIONS

Agency Recommendation*Continue
Legislation to Terminate RequiredNot Applicable
Legislation StatusNot Applicable
How does cmte accomplish its purpose?*The Committee reports to the President and advises the Director of the National Park Service with respect to the discharge of his responsibilites under the Act of September 22, 1961, for the preservation and the interpretation of the museum character of the principal corridor on the ground floor and principal public rooms on the first floor of the White House. The Committee makes recommendations concerning articles of furniture, fixtures and decorative objects which are used or displayed in the aforesaid areas of the White House and as the decor and arrangements therein best suited to enhance the historic and artistic values of the White House and such articles, fixtures and objects.
How is membership balanced?*As prescribed by Executive Order 11145 (as amended by Executive Order 13446), the Committee is composed of: (a) the Director of the National Park Service, who serves as Chair of the Committee; (b) the Curator of the White House; (c) the Secretary of the Smithsonian Institution; (d) the Chairman of the Commission of Fine Arts; (e) the Director of the National Gallery of Art; (f) the Chief Usher of the White House; and (g) so many other members as the President of the United States may from time to time appoint. The Director of the National Park Service is to designate an official of the National Park Service to act as Executive Secretary to the Committee.
How frequent & relevant are cmte mtgs?*The Committee generally meets one to two times yearly. The Committee advice includes recommendations with regard to the preservation of the museum character and interpretation of the museum character of the principal corridor on the ground floor and the principal public rooms on the first floor of the White House. The Committee provides advice and counsel on additions being considered for the White House Collection and on the care and refurbishment of rooms and corridors on the State and Ground Floors of the White House.
Why advice can't be obtained elsewhere?*The purpose of the Committee is to report to the President of the United States and advise the Director of the National Park Service regarding the maintenance of the White House as a public monument.
Why close or partially close meetings?Meetings, when held, are open to the public.
Recommendation RemarksRe MEMBERSHIP--The Committee is composed of ex-officio members and Presidential appointees. Each ex-officio member continues to serve as long as the member encumbers the position designated for Committee membership; Presidential appointees serve at the pleasure of the President. The Committee did not meet in FY 2018.
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PERFORMANCE MEASURES

Outcome Improvement To Health Or Safety*NoAction Reorganize Priorities*No
Outcome Trust In GovernmentYesAction Reallocate ResourcesNo
Outcome Major Policy ChangesNoAction Issued New RegulationsNo
Outcome Advance In Scientific ResearchNoAction Proposed LegislationNo
Outcome Effective Grant MakingNoAction Approved Grants Or Other PaymentsNo
Outcome Improved Service DeliveryNoAction OtherNo
Outcome Increased Customer SatisfactionNoAction CommentCommittee members advise on the preservation and interpretation of the Ground and State floor rooms of the White House and on the acquisition of fine and decorative arts for the White House Collection.
Outcome Implement Laws/Reg RequirementsYesGrants Review*No
Outcome OtherYesNumber Of Grants Reviewed0
Outcome CommentThe Committee advises on the implementation of portions of the Act of September 22, 1961.Number Of Grants Recommended0
Cost Savings*Unable to DetermineDollar Value Of Grants Recommended$0.00
Cost Savings CommentMembers of the Committee serve without compensation and are reimbursed for their travel, if requested. Members share their expertise in a variety of subject matter areas affecting the State and Ground Floor rooms of the White House. It is impossible to determine the cost to the government of obtaining this level of expert advice on room design, preservation and the fine and decorative arts.Grants Review CommentNA
Number Of Recommendations*46Access Contact Designated Fed. Officer*Yes
Number Of Recommendations CommentThe Committee did not meet in FY 2018. No recommendations for FY 2018.Access Agency WebsiteNo
% of Recs Fully Implemented*100.00%Access Committee WebsiteNo
% of Recs Fully Implemented CommentThe Committee's advice and counsel is followed in the care and preservation of the Ground Floor Hallway and the Rooms on the State Floor and in the acquisitions for, and loans of, the White House Collection.Access GSA FACA WebsiteYes
% of Recs Partially Implemented*0.00%Access PublicationsNo
% of Recs Partially Implemented CommentNAAccess OtherNo
Agency Feedback*YesAccess CommentPlease contact John Stanwich, Designated Federal Officer, at (202) 619-6344 or john_stanwich@nps.gov for information on the Committee.
Agency Feedback CommentFeedback is provided through subsequent committee meetings or through emails and mailings.Narrative Description*The Committee for the Preservation of the White House reports to the President and advises the Director of the National Park Service on his or her responsibilities under the Act of September 22, 1961, for the preservation and interpretation of the museum character of the principal corridor on the ground floor and the principal public rooms on the first floor of the White House.
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COSTS

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Travel Reimb. For Non-Federal Members* Est Travel Reimb Non-Fed Members nextFY* 
Travel Reimb. For Federal Members* Est Travel Reimb For Fed Members* 
Travel Reimb. For Federal Staff* Est. Travel Reimb to Fed Staff Next FY* 
Travel Reimb. For Consultants* Est Travel Reimb to Consultants Next FY* 
Other Costs Est. Other Costs Next FY* 
Total Costs$0.00Est. Total Next FY*$0.00
Federal Staff Support (FTE)* Est. Fed Staff Support Next FY* 
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SUBCOMMITTEES

Committee

Subcommittees

ActionCommittee System IDSubcommittee NameFiscal Year
 COM-030824Decorative Arts Subcommittee2019
 COM-031679Design Subcommittee2019
 COM-031311Fine Arts Subcommittee2019
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CHARTERS AND RELATED DOCS

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DATA FROM PREVIOUS YEARS

Committee

Data from Previous Years

 
ActionCommittee System IDCommittee NameFiscal Year
 COM-001511Committee for the Preservation of the White House2017
 COM-002895Committee for the Preservation of the White House2016
 COM-003543Committee for the Preservation of the White House2015
 COM-004878Committee for the Preservation of the White House2014
 COM-005792Committee for the Preservation of the White House2013
 COM-007141Committee for the Preservation of the White House2012
 COM-007909Committee for the Preservation of the White House2011
 COM-009269Committee for the Preservation of the White House2010
 COM-009998Committee for the Preservation of the White House2009
 COM-011134Committee for the Preservation of the White House2008
 COM-011704Committee for the Preservation of the White House2007
 COM-012925Committee for the Preservation of the White House2006
 COM-013648Committee for the Preservation of the White House2005
 COM-014821Committee for the Preservation of the White House2004
 COM-015449Committee for the Preservation of the White House2003
 COM-016870Committee for the Preservation of the White House2002
 COM-017467Committee for the Preservation of the White House2001
 COM-018884Committee for the Preservation of the White House2000
 COM-019435Committee for the Preservation of the White House1999
 COM-020779Committee for the Preservation of the White House1998
 COM-021340Committee for the Preservation of the White House1997
 COM-033247Committee for the Preservation of the White House2018