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2000 Census: Complete Costs of Coverage Evaluation Programs Are Not Available
GAO-03-41: Published: Oct 31, 2002. Publicly Released: Nov 7, 2002.
To assess the quality of the population data collected in the 2000 Census, the U.S. Census Bureau conducted the Accuracy and Coverage Evaluation (A.C.E.) program, which focused on a survey of housing units designed to estimate the number of people missed, counted more than once, or otherwise improperly counted in the census. GAO reviewed the life cycle costs of the A.C.E. program and its predecess...
Health and Human Services: Status of Achieving Key Outcomes and Addressing Major Management Challenges
GAO-01-748: Published: Jun 15, 2001. Publicly Released: Jul 16, 2001.
This report reviews the Department of Health and Human Service's (HHS) fiscal year 2000 performance report and fiscal year 2002 performance plan required by the Government Performance and Results Act of 1993 to assess HHS' progress in achieving selected key outcomes that are important to its mission. It is difficult to fully assess the HHS' progress in fiscal year 2000 toward achieving the outcome...
Major Management Challenges and Program Risks: U.S. Agency for International Development
GAO-01-256: Published: Jan 1, 2001. Publicly Released: Jan 1, 2001.
This report, part of GAO's performance and accountability series, discusses the major management challenges and program risks facing the Agency for International Development (AID). GAO identified weaknesses in AID's management of its human capital. AID has, however, made efforts to improve this area, including hiring additional foreign service employees, establishing a recruitment program, and imp...
Program Evaluation: Studies Helped Agencies Measure or Explain Program Performance
GGD-00-204: Published: Sep 29, 2000. Publicly Released: Sep 29, 2000.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO reviewed how federal agencies used evaluation studies to report on their achievements, focusing on: (1) how program evaluation studies or methods served in performance reporting; and (2) circumstances that led agencies to conduct evaluations.GAO noted that: (1) evaluations helped the agencies improve their measurement of program performance or understanding...
Observations on the Department of the Treasury's Fiscal Year 1999 Performance Report and Fiscal Year 2001 Performance Plan
GGD/AIMD-00-231R: Published: Jun 30, 2000. Publicly Released: Aug 1, 2000.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO reviewed the Department of the Treasury's fiscal year (FY) 1999 performance report and FY 2001 performance plan required by the Government Performance and Results Act of 1993.GAO noted that: (1) for the outcome, "tax laws are administered effectively and fairly," GAO could not assess how the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) is performing because it lacks agen...
Managing For Results: Assessing the Quality of Program Performance Data
GGD-00-140R: Published: May 25, 2000. Publicly Released: May 25, 2000.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO provided information on how federal agencies should assess the quality of program performance data.GAO noted that: (1) accuracy is the only one of several important areas to consider when examining the quality of agency performance data; (2) although certainly not exhaustive, the following key dimensions of data quality illustrate some of the different type...
Managing for Results: Measuring Program Results That Are Under Limited Federal Control
GGD-99-16: Published: Dec 11, 1998. Publicly Released: Dec 11, 1998.
GAO provided information on agencies' efforts to implement the Government Performance and Results Act, focusing on six case studies of how agencies were able to address the challenge of developing performance measures for outcome goals that are influenced by external factors.GAO noted that: (1) the six case studies GAO studied shared the challenge of having limited control over the achievement of...
Managing for Results: Experiences of Selected Credit Programs
GGD-98-41: Published: Feb 19, 1998. Publicly Released: Feb 19, 1998.
GAO reviewed major credit agencies' efforts to implement the Government Performance and Results Act of 1993 (GPRA), focusing on: (1) goals and measures established by the selected credit programs that related to the programs' intended purposes; (2) whether the programs had set target levels of performance for assessing their progress in achieving their desired results; (3) the challenges agency of...
Managing For Results: Observations on Agencies' Strategic Plans
T-GGD-98-66: Published: Feb 12, 1998. Publicly Released: Feb 12, 1998.
GAO discussed its assessment of the strategic plans that executive agencies produced last September under the Government Performance and Results Act of 1993 and the current stage of the Results Act's implementation, annual performance planning and measurement, focusing on: (1) the extent to which agencies' strategic plans met statutory requirements; (2) critical planning challenges that remain to...
Results Act: Observations on EPA's Strategic Plan
RCED-98-36R: Published: Nov 12, 1997. Publicly Released: Nov 12, 1997.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO reviewed the Environmental Protection Agency's (EPA) July 1, 1997, draft strategic plan and its revised plan submitted in September 1997.GAO noted that: (1) EPA has made considerable progress in developing a strategic plan that can serve as an effective cornerstone for the agency's implementation of the Government Performance and Results Act; (2) the July 1...