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Results Act: Observations on EPA's Draft Strategic Plan
RCED-97-209R: Published: Jul 30, 1997. Publicly Released: Jul 30, 1997.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO reviewed the draft strategic plan submitted by the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), as required by the Government Performance and Results Act.GAO noted that: (1) EPA's draft strategic plan does not yet contain all the elements required by the Results Act; (2) the draft plan provides a mission statement, general goals and objectives, approaches and str...
Results Act: Observations on Federal Science Agencies
T-RCED-97-220: Published: Jul 30, 1997. Publicly Released: Jul 30, 1997.
GAO discussed the implementation of the Government Performance and Results Act in federal science agencies, focusing on six agencies' fulfillment of the requirements of the Results Act and the interagency crosscutting science programs, activities, or functions that are similar or complementary to those of other federal agencies. The agencies GAO discussed are the Departments of Commerce, Energy, a...
Managing for Results: The Statutory Framework for Improving Federal Management and Effectiveness
T-GGD/AIMD-97-144: Published: Jun 24, 1997. Publicly Released: Jun 24, 1997.
GAO discussed how Congress can use the statutory framework that it enacted, in particular the Government Performance and Results Act, to help identify and address some of the key management challenges that are undermining the effectiveness and responsiveness of federal agencies.GAO noted that: (1) Congress has put in place a statutory framework with the essential ingredients needed to address long...
Statistical Agencies: Consolidation and Quality Issues
T-GGD-97-78: Published: Apr 9, 1997. Publicly Released: Apr 9, 1997.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO discussed the federal statistical system, focusing on: (1) the quality of federal statistics; (2) how the federal statistical system's decentralized structure affects statistical quality; (3) whether consolidating the statistical functions currently housed in the Department of Commerce with those of other federal agencies could provide a more streamlined an...
USDA Management: Progress in Meeting GPRA's Requirements
RCED-97-65R: Published: Feb 26, 1997. Publicly Released: Feb 26, 1997.
GAO provided information on the Department of Agriculture's (USDA) progress in meeting the requirements of the Government Performance and Results Act of 1993 (GPRA), focusing on USDA efforts to: (1) develop a departmentwide strategic plan, which includes a mission statement and long-term strategic goals for fiscal years (FY) 1997 through 2002; (2) consult with the Congress in preparing this strate...
Managing for Results: Key Steps and Challenges in Implementing GPRA in Science Agencies
T-GGD/RCED-96-214: Published: Jul 10, 1996. Publicly Released: Jul 10, 1996.
GAO discussed the challenges in implementing the Government Performance and Results Act (GPRA) in federal civilian science agencies, focusing on ways to improve the management of federal civilian science agencies and aid congressional decisionmaking. GAO noted that: (1) GPRA enables Congress to make difficult funding, policy, and programming decisions relative to science agencies' demands; (2) the...
Managing for Results: Achieving GPRA's Objectives Requires Strong Congressional Role
T-GGD-96-79: Published: Mar 6, 1996. Publicly Released: Mar 6, 1996.
GAO discussed: (1) the Government Performance and Results Act's (GPRA) potential contributions to congressional and executive branch decisionmaking; and (2) Congress' role in implementing GPRA. GAO noted that: (1) more federal agencies are recognizing the benefits of focusing on outcomes rather than activities to improve their programs' efficiency and effectiveness; (2) agencies cannot quickly and...
GGD-96-81R: Published: Feb 23, 1996. Publicly Released: Feb 23, 1996.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO reviewed the Customs Service's progress in implementing its reorganization and modernization plan. GAO noted that Customs has: (1) reduced the number of headquarters positions by 233, 40 percent of its 1999 goal of 600 reductions; (2) closed its 7 regional offices and 42 district offices, replacing them with 20 Customs Management Centers; and (3) identified...
Government Reorganization: Observations on the Department of Commerce
T-GGD/RCED/AIMD-95-248: Published: Jul 25, 1995. Publicly Released: Jul 25, 1995.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO discussed the Department of Commerce and its organization. GAO noted that: (1) the key principals in reorganizing the government include a coordinated approach, specific reorganization plans and goals, the right vehicles for accomplishing the goals, and oversight to ensure effective implementation; (2) although Commerce missions have been among the most div...
Government Restructuring: Identifying Potential Duplication in Federal Missions and Approaches
T-AIMD-95-161: Published: Jun 7, 1995. Publicly Released: Jun 7, 1995.
GAO discussed how the federal government addresses its various missions and the potential for government restructuring. GAO noted that: (1) most federal spending is driven by relatively few organizations and missions; (2) most federal departments and agencies address more than one mission area; (3) the monetary significance of a department to a mission area varies considerably; (4) the federal gov...