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Comptroller General's Forum: High-Performing Organizations: Metrics, Means, and Mechanisms for Achieving High Performance in the 21st Century Public Management Environment
GAO-04-343SP: Published: Feb 13, 2004. Publicly Released: Feb 13, 2004.
As we face the challenges of the 21st century, the federal government must strive to build high-performing organizations. Nothing less than a fundamental transformation in the people, processes, technology, and environment used by federal agencies to address public goals will be necessary to address public needs. In high-performing organizations, management controls, processes, practices, and syst...
Results-Oriented Government: Using GPRA to Address 21st Century Challenges
GAO-03-1166T: Published: Sep 18, 2003. Publicly Released: Sep 18, 2003.
Congress asked GAO to discuss the Government Performance and Results Act's (GPRA) success in shifting the focus of government operations from process to results and to evaluate the extent to which agency managers have embraced GPRA as a management tool. Further, Congress was interested in any recommendations GAO may have to improve the effectiveness of GPRA. GAO is conducting a comprehensive revie...
U.S. Postal Service: Key Postal Transformation Issues
GAO-03-812T: Published: May 29, 2003. Publicly Released: May 29, 2003.
The President established this Commission to examine the state of the U.S. Postal Service (the Service) and submit a report by July 31, 2003, with a proposed future vision for the Service and recommendations to ensure the viability of postal services. GAO has provided congressional committees with many reports and testimonies on postal matters, and this testimony is based largely on these prior re...
Performance Reporting: Few Agencies Reported on the Completeness and Reliability of Performance Data
GAO-02-372: Published: Apr 26, 2002. Publicly Released: May 16, 2002.
The Government Performance and Results Act (GPRA) requires federal agencies to set goals for program performance and to report annually on their progress toward achieving those goals. Agencies need to produce credible performance data to provide transparency of government operations so that Congress, program managers, and others can make informed decisions. The Reports Consolidation Act of 2000 re...
Managing For Results: Next Steps to Improve the Federal Government's Management and Performance
GAO-02-439T: Published: Feb 15, 2002. Publicly Released: Feb 15, 2002.
Federal agencies need to work with other governmental organizations, nongovernmental organizations, and the private sector, both domestically and internationally, to achieve results. By focusing on accountable, results-oriented management, the federal government can use this network to deliver economical, efficient, and effective programs and services to the American people. The administration's p...
The Results Act: Observations on the U.S. Export-Import Bank's Draft Fiscal Years 2001-06 Strategic Plan
GGD/NSIAD-00-93R: Published: Feb 16, 2000. Publicly Released: Feb 16, 2000.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO provided information on the U.S. Export-Import Bank's (Eximbank) draft fiscal years 2001-2006 strategic plan, focusing on the: (1) improvements made to the February 1999 draft strategic plan; and (2) areas where Eximbank's draft strategic plan could better meet the Government Performance and Results Act of 1993 and related guidance.GAO noted that: (1) Eximb...
Results Act: Observations on CFTC's Fiscal Year 2000 Annual Performance Plan
GGD-99-51: Published: Mar 15, 1999. Publicly Released: Mar 15, 1999.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO reviewed the Commodity Futures Trading Commission's (CFTC) fiscal year 2000 annual performance plan, focusing on whether CFTC complied with the requirements of the Government Performance and Results Act of 1993.GAO noted that: (1) CFTC actions show a good-faith effort and commitment both to comply with the Results Act and meet congressional expectations for...
Government Management: Observations on OMB's Management Leadership Efforts
T-GGD/AIMD-99-65: Published: Feb 4, 1999. Publicly Released: Feb 4, 1999.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO discussed its observations on the Office of Management and Budget's (OMB) efforts to carry out its responsibilities to set policy and oversee the management of the executive branch, focusing on: (1) OMB's wide-ranging management responsibilities and the question of whether to integrate or separate management and budget functions; (2) the effectiveness of OM...
Results Act: Observations on Treasury's Fiscal Year 1999 Annual Performance Plan
GGD-98-149: Published: Jun 30, 1998. Publicly Released: Jun 30, 1998.
GAO reviewed the Department of the Treasury's fiscal year (FY) 1999 annual performance plan, focusing on: (1) the extent to which Treasury's performance plan provides a clear picture of intended performance across the agency; (2) how well Treasury's performance plan discusses the strategies and resources it will use to achieve its performance goals; and (3) the extent to which the Treasury's perfo...
Results Act: Observations on VA's Fiscal Year 1999 Performance Plan
HEHS-98-181R: Published: Jun 10, 1998. Publicly Released: Jun 10, 1998.
GAO reviewed the Department of Veterans Affairs' (VA) annual performance plan for fiscal year (FY) 1999.GAO noted that: (1) overall, VA's FY 1999 performance plan, as supplemented by other parts of VA's FY 1999 budget submission, contains performance goals and measures that: (a) are presented in a manner that shows VA's intended performance, for comparison with actual performance; (b) cover all of...