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Managing for Results: Implementation of GPRA Modernization Act Has Yielded Mixed Progress in Addressing Pressing Governance Challenges
GAO-15-819: Published: Sep 30, 2015. Publicly Released: Sep 30, 2015.
GAO's work over the past 2 years shows that implementation of the GPRA Modernization Act (GPRAMA) continues to be uneven, with varying effects on agencies' performance management. Some progress has been made in areas where GAO has made prior recommendations; however, GAO has continued to identify a range of long-standing challenges in the four areas discussed below.The executive branch still needs...
Managing for Results: Greater Transparency Needed in Public Reporting on the Quality of Performance Information for Selected Agencies' Priority Goals
GAO-15-788: Published: Sep 10, 2015. Publicly Released: Sep 10, 2015.
The six agencies GAO reviewed generally did not publicly report on how they ensured the accuracy and reliability of performance information used to measure progress on their highest priority performance goals, referred to as agency priority goals (APGs). The GPRA Modernization Act of 2010 (GPRAMA) requires agencies to identify the following when publicly reporting on their APGs: 1) how performance...
Recovery Act: USDA Should Include Broadband Program's Impact in Annual Performance Reports
GAO-14-511: Published: Jun 17, 2014. Publicly Released: Jun 17, 2014.
The Rural Utilities Service (RUS) expects most Recovery Act-funded Broadband Initiatives Program (BIP) projects will be completed by the June 2015 deadline and as approved, but RUS faces challenges given the large scope of the program. As of March 2014, approximately 14 percent (42 of 297) of BIP infrastructure projects were terminated for a variety of reasons according to RUS officials, such as f...
Managing for Results: Opportunities for Congress to Address Government Performance Issues
GAO-12-215R: Published: Dec 9, 2011. Publicly Released: Dec 9, 2011.
Many federal program efforts, such as those related to ensuring food safety, providing homeland security, monitoring incidence of infectious diseases, or improving response to natural disasters, generally require the effective collaboration of more than one agency. As we have recently testified before each of Congressional subcommittees and the task force, the Government Performance and Results Ac...
Posthearing Questions: District of Columbia's Structural Imbalance and Management Issues
GAO-05-162R: Published: Nov 19, 2004. Publicly Released: Nov 19, 2004.
On June 22, 2004, GAO testified before the Subcommittee on the District of Columbia, Senate Committee on Appropriations on the District of Columbia's structural imbalance and management issues. This letter responds to a request from the subcommittee that GAO provide answers to follow-up questions from the Honorable Richard Durbin, United States Senate.The District of Columbia has made progress in...
Observations on the General Services Administration's Fiscal Year 1999 Performance Report and Fiscal Year 2001 Performance Plan
GGD-00-148R: Published: Jun 30, 2000. Publicly Released: Jun 1, 2004.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO reviewed the General Services Administration's (GSA) fiscal year (FY) 1999 performance report and FY 2001 performance plan required by the Government Performance and Results Act of 1993 (GPRA).GAO noted that: (1) the performance goals in the FY 1999 performance report for the first key outcome--quality products and services are provided to federal agencies...
Results-Oriented Government: GPRA Has Established a Solid Foundation for Achieving Greater Results
GAO-04-38: Published: Mar 10, 2004. Publicly Released: Mar 10, 2004.
Now that the Government Performance and Results Act (GPRA) has been in effect for 10 years, GAO was asked to address (1) the effect of GPRA in creating a governmentwide focus on results and the government's ability to deliver results to the American public, (2) the challenges agencies face in measuring performance and using performance information in management decisions, and (3) how the federal g...
Performance and Accountability: Reported Agency Actions and Plans to Address 2001 Management Challenges and Program Risks
GAO-03-225: Published: Oct 31, 2002. Publicly Released: Oct 31, 2002.
This report is in response to a request that we examine the actions and plans agencies reported in addressing the high-risk areas and major management challenges that were previously identified by GAO in its January 2001 Performance and Accountability and High-Risk Series. In fulfilling the request, except as otherwise noted, we reviewed the fiscal year 2001 performance report and fiscal year 2003...
District of Columbia: Performance Report Reflects Progress and Opportunities for Improvement
GAO-02-588: Published: Apr 15, 2002. Publicly Released: Apr 15, 2002.
This report examines the progress the District of Columbia has made with its fiscal year 2001 performance accountability report and highlights continuing challenges facing our nation's capital. The District must submit a performance accountability plan with goals for the coming fiscal year and, at the end of the fiscal year, a performance accountability report on the extent to which it achieved th...
Managing for Results: Agency Progress in Linking Performance Plans With Budgets and Financial Statements
GAO-02-236: Published: Jan 4, 2002. Publicly Released: Jan 31, 2002.
This report updates GAO's previous assessments of agencies' experiences in linking performance plans and budgets under the Government Performance and Results Act of 1993 (GPRA). GAO has also included in this report an initial assessment of the approaches used by agencies to link performance plans with their audited annual financial statements. Over the first four years of agency efforts to impleme...