2017 Survey of Organizational Performance and Management Issues

United States Government Accountability Office


Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC)

This section of the supplement presents the responses provided by mid-level and upper-level managers and supervisors at NRC to the questions on the survey, along with the 95 percent confidence interval around those results. In addition to the agency responses, we also provide the overall government-wide estimates (these government-wide estimates include the responses of managers at NRC). Although respondents were asked to provide written comments to open-ended questions, these responses are not provided here. We obtained responses from 100 managers and supervisors at NRC, for a weighted response rate of approximately 82 percent of the eligible sample. Government-wide, 2,726 responded to our survey, a weighted response rate of 67 percent. However, because of variation in the skip patterns associated with some questions and respondents choosing not to answer certain questions, the number of people who responded to each question varied.


Contents of Survey Results

(Return to main page)

Please note:

When we refer to "your agency" in a question, we are referring to the governmental component where you work.
This could be:

An independent agency (e.g., the Environmental Protection Agency).

A cabinet-level department (e.g., the Department of Transportation). If you work for offices that support the Secretary of your department, please consider the cabinet-level department as "your agency."

A major component of that cabinet-level department (e.g., the Federal Aviation Administration, the Army, or the Internal Revenue Service). If you are employed by a cabinet-level department but actually work in a major component of that department, please consider the major component as "your agency."



Section 1 - Background

The results in this section are intentionally not reported.

Section 2a - Performance Measurement
(Performance Measures)

Please note:

Performance measures track progress towards achieving agency goals or objectives or measure a program / operation / project's overall performance. These measures can be quantitative or qualitative.

For the following questions, please interpret "performance measures" in the broadest sense.

4. Are there performance measures for the program(s) / operation(s) / project(s) that you are involved with? (Select one.)

  NRC Government-wide
Question
Choices
Estimated
Percentage
Confidence
Interval
Estimated
Percentage
Confidence
Interval
Yes - Continue with question 5 95.1 88.9 - 98.4 86.7 83.9 - 89.5
No 3.9 1.0 - 9.8 8.3 6.2 - 10.8
Do not know 1.0 0.0 - 5.4 5.0 3.4 - 7.2

5. To what extent, if at all, do you agree with the following statements as they relate to performance measures for the program(s) / operation(s) / project(s) that you are involved with? (Select one answer in each row.)

5a. We have performance measures that tell us how many things we produce or services we provide (Output measures)

  NRC Government-wide
Question
Choices
Estimated
Percentage
Confidence
Interval
Estimated
Percentage
Confidence
Interval
Very great extent 34.2 26.3 - 42.2 19.3 16.4 - 22.3
Great extent 32.1 24.2 - 40.0 31.2 27.6 - 34.8
Moderate extent 16.1 9.5 - 24.8 21.1 17.8 - 24.4
Small extent 6.8 2.7 - 13.6 6.5 4.7 - 8.6
No extent 2.9 0.6 - 8.4 4.6 3.2 - 6.3
No basis to judge/Not applicable 3.0 0.6 - 8.6 3.8 2.5 - 5.6
Missing or Nonresponse 4.9 1.6 - 11.1 13.5 10.7 - 16.3

5b. We have performance measures that tell us if we are operating efficiently (Efficiency measures)

  NRC Government-wide
Question
Choices
Estimated
Percentage
Confidence
Interval
Estimated
Percentage
Confidence
Interval
Very great extent 15.0 8.7 - 23.5 14.1 11.4 - 16.7
Great extent 30.5 22.8 - 38.2 26.9 23.5 - 30.3
Moderate extent 29.7 22.1 - 37.3 25.2 21.7 - 28.7
Small extent 13.9 7.8 - 22.3 12.0 9.5 - 14.4
No extent 5.1 1.7 - 11.4 5.6 3.9 - 7.8
No basis to judge/Not applicable 1.0 0.0 - 5.4 2.5 1.4 - 4.2
Missing or Nonresponse 4.9 1.6 - 11.1 13.7 10.9 - 16.5

5c. We have performance measures that tell us whether or not we are satisfying our customers (Customer service measures)

  NRC Government-wide
Question
Choices
Estimated
Percentage
Confidence
Interval
Estimated
Percentage
Confidence
Interval
Very great extent 9.0 4.2 - 16.4 13.0 10.4 - 15.7
Great extent 18.2 11.2 - 27.1 25.5 22.0 - 28.9
Moderate extent 29.1 21.4 - 36.7 23.3 20.0 - 26.6
Small extent 16.7 10.0 - 25.5 11.9 9.3 - 14.5
No extent 17.2 10.4 - 26.0 6.9 5.3 - 8.7
No basis to judge/Not applicable 5.1 1.7 - 11.4 5.0 3.6 - 6.7
Missing or Nonresponse 4.9 1.6 - 11.1 14.5 11.5 - 17.4

5d. We have performance measures that tell us about the quality of the products or services we provide (Quality measures)

  NRC Government-wide
Question
Choices
Estimated
Percentage
Confidence
Interval
Estimated
Percentage
Confidence
Interval
Very great extent 10.9 5.5 - 18.7 14.1 11.4 - 16.7
Great extent 24.4 16.4 - 34.0 26.4 23.0 - 29.9
Moderate extent 32.1 24.2 - 40.0 23.3 20.0 - 26.6
Small extent 13.8 7.7 - 22.2 12.2 9.6 - 14.8
No extent 12.0 6.3 - 20.0 6.3 4.6 - 8.5
No basis to judge/Not applicable 1.9 0.2 - 6.9 3.9 2.5 - 5.7
Missing or Nonresponse 4.9 1.6 - 11.1 13.8 11.0 - 16.6

5e. We have performance measures that would demonstrate to someone outside of our agency whether or not we are achieving our intended results (Outcome measures)

  NRC Government-wide
Question
Choices
Estimated
Percentage
Confidence
Interval
Estimated
Percentage
Confidence
Interval
Very great extent 23.1 15.3 - 32.6 16.0 13.3 - 18.7
Great extent 38.5 30.4 - 46.6 30.3 26.6 - 33.9
Moderate extent 20.6 13.2 - 29.9 23.1 19.9 - 26.3
Small extent 9.1 4.3 - 16.5 9.4 7.2 - 12.0
No extent 2.9 0.6 - 8.4 4.3 2.8 - 6.2
No basis to judge/Not applicable 1.0 0.0 - 5.4 3.2 2.0 - 5.0
Missing or Nonresponse 4.9 1.6 - 11.1 13.7 10.9 - 16.5

Section 2b - Performance Measurement
(Performance Information)

Please note:

Performance information is data collected to measure progress toward achieving an agency's established mission or program-related goals or objectives.


Performance information can focus on performance measures, such as quality, timeliness, customer satisfaction, or efficiency. It can inform key management decisions such as setting program priorities, allocating resources, or identifying program problems and taking corrective action to solve those problems.

6. To what extent, if at all, do you agree with the following statements? (Select one answer in each row.)

6a. My agency's performance information is easily accessible to managers at my level

  NRC Government-wide
Question
Choices
Estimated
Percentage
Confidence
Interval
Estimated
Percentage
Confidence
Interval
Very great extent 19.2 12.0 - 28.3 14.6 12.0 - 17.2
Great extent 44.2 35.8 - 52.5 34.0 30.3 - 37.7
Moderate extent 24.8 16.7 - 34.5 26.3 22.8 - 29.7
Small extent 8.8 4.1 - 16.2 14.2 11.5 - 17.0
No extent 0.0 0.0 - 3.0 5.7 3.7 - 8.3
No basis to judge/Not applicable 2.9 0.6 - 8.4 4.8 3.3 - 6.7
Missing or Nonresponse 0.0 0.0 - 3.0 0.5 0.1 - 1.8

6b. My agency's performance information is easily accessible to employees

  NRC Government-wide
Question
Choices
Estimated
Percentage
Confidence
Interval
Estimated
Percentage
Confidence
Interval
Very great extent 6.9 2.8 - 13.8 10.2 8.0 - 12.4
Great extent 36.3 28.2 - 44.4 25.5 22.0 - 28.9
Moderate extent 29.8 22.1 - 37.5 28.9 25.3 - 32.5
Small extent 22.0 14.4 - 31.4 21.4 18.2 - 24.5
No extent 2.1 0.3 - 7.1 7.7 5.6 - 10.4
No basis to judge/Not applicable 2.9 0.6 - 8.4 5.3 3.8 - 7.2
Missing or Nonresponse 0.0 0.0 - 3.0 0.9 0.3 - 2.1

6c. My agency's performance information is easily accessible to the public, as appropriate

  NRC Government-wide
Question
Choices
Estimated
Percentage
Confidence
Interval
Estimated
Percentage
Confidence
Interval
Very great extent 3.0 0.6 - 8.6 4.4 3.4 - 5.7
Great extent 29.1 21.4 - 36.7 12.6 10.4 - 14.8
Moderate extent 35.2 27.2 - 43.3 20.0 16.9 - 23.1
Small extent 13.8 7.7 - 22.2 21.6 18.2 - 25.0
No extent 8.0 3.5 - 15.1 13.6 10.7 - 16.6
No basis to judge/Not applicable 10.9 5.5 - 18.7 26.9 23.4 - 30.3
Missing or Nonresponse 0.0 0.0 - 3.0 0.9 0.3 - 2.0

6d. My agency's performance information is available in a format that is easy to use

  NRC Government-wide
Question
Choices
Estimated
Percentage
Confidence
Interval
Estimated
Percentage
Confidence
Interval
Very great extent 7.1 2.9 - 14.1 7.8 6.1 - 9.7
Great extent 33.2 25.2 - 41.1 24.3 21.0 - 27.6
Moderate extent 31.8 24.0 - 39.7 30.6 26.9 - 34.3
Small extent 21.9 14.3 - 31.3 20.0 16.8 - 23.3
No extent 2.1 0.3 - 7.1 6.9 5.0 - 9.3
No basis to judge/Not applicable 3.9 1.0 - 9.8 8.7 6.7 - 11.2
Missing or Nonresponse 0.0 0.0 - 3.0 1.6 0.7 - 3.1

6e. My agency has sufficient analytical tools for managers at my level to collect, analyze, and use performance information

  NRC Government-wide
Question
Choices
Estimated
Percentage
Confidence
Interval
Estimated
Percentage
Confidence
Interval
Very great extent 8.3 3.7 - 15.6 8.9 7.0 - 11.1
Great extent 29.1 21.4 - 36.7 24.3 21.0 - 27.6
Moderate extent 29.9 22.2 - 37.6 30.8 27.0 - 34.5
Small extent 27.7 19.3 - 37.6 20.1 17.1 - 23.2
No extent 2.1 0.3 - 7.1 9.2 6.9 - 12.0
No basis to judge/Not applicable 2.9 0.6 - 8.4 6.0 4.3 - 8.1
Missing or Nonresponse 0.0 0.0 - 3.0 0.8 0.2 - 1.9

6f. I have access to the performance information I need to manage the program(s) / operation(s) / project(s) that I am involved with

  NRC Government-wide
Question
Choices
Estimated
Percentage
Confidence
Interval
Estimated
Percentage
Confidence
Interval
Very great extent 15.2 8.8 - 23.8 14.8 12.1 - 17.4
Great extent 43.9 35.6 - 52.3 36.9 33.1 - 40.7
Moderate extent 28.0 19.5 - 37.8 24.1 20.7 - 27.4
Small extent 9.9 4.9 - 17.5 14.9 12.1 - 17.8
No extent 0.0 0.0 - 3.0 5.0 3.2 - 7.3
No basis to judge/Not applicable 2.9 0.6 - 8.4 3.3 2.3 - 4.5
Missing or Nonresponse 0.0 0.0 - 3.0 1.2 0.5 - 2.3

6g. Performance information is available in time to manage the program(s) / operation(s) / project(s) that I am involved with

  NRC Government-wide
Question
Choices
Estimated
Percentage
Confidence
Interval
Estimated
Percentage
Confidence
Interval
Very great extent 11.2 5.8 - 19.1 11.3 9.0 - 13.6
Great extent 44.8 36.5 - 53.2 31.5 27.9 - 35.1
Moderate extent 24.2 16.2 - 33.8 29.5 25.9 - 33.2
Small extent 15.9 9.3 - 24.5 15.1 12.4 - 17.7
No extent 1.0 0.0 - 5.4 6.5 4.6 - 9.0
No basis to judge/Not applicable 2.9 0.6 - 8.4 4.3 2.9 - 6.0
Missing or Nonresponse 0.0 0.0 - 3.0 1.8 0.8 - 3.5

6h. The program(s) / operation(s) / project(s) that I am involved with have sufficient staff with the knowledge and skills needed to analyze performance information

  NRC Government-wide
Question
Choices
Estimated
Percentage
Confidence
Interval
Estimated
Percentage
Confidence
Interval
Very great extent 8.1 3.6 - 15.3 8.7 6.7 - 11.1
Great extent 36.0 27.9 - 44.0 24.5 21.2 - 27.9
Moderate extent 29.9 22.2 - 37.6 29.1 25.5 - 32.7
Small extent 21.2 13.6 - 30.5 23.7 20.4 - 27.1
No extent 1.0 0.0 - 5.4 8.9 6.6 - 11.6
No basis to judge/Not applicable 3.9 1.0 - 9.8 3.9 2.6 - 5.6
Missing or Nonresponse 0.0 0.0 - 3.0 1.1 0.4 - 2.1

7. For those program(s) / operation(s) / project(s) that you are involved with, to what extent, if at all, do you use the information obtained from performance measurement when participating in the following activities? (Select one answer in each row.)

7a. Developing program strategy

  NRC Government-wide
Question
Choices
Estimated
Percentage
Confidence
Interval
Estimated
Percentage
Confidence
Interval
Very great extent 9.4 4.5 - 16.9 12.1 9.5 - 14.7
Great extent 34.0 26.0 - 42.0 36.2 32.4 - 40.1
Moderate extent 27.9 19.4 - 37.7 23.5 20.2 - 26.7
Small extent 19.0 11.8 - 28.1 14.2 11.6 - 16.9
No extent 8.7 4.0 - 16.1 7.8 5.9 - 10.1
No basis to judge/Not applicable 1.0 0.0 - 5.4 5.5 4.1 - 7.2
Missing or Nonresponse 0.0 0.0 - 3.0 0.7 0.2 - 1.8

7b. Setting program priorities

  NRC Government-wide
Question
Choices
Estimated
Percentage
Confidence
Interval
Estimated
Percentage
Confidence
Interval
Very great extent 15.2 8.8 - 23.8 12.9 10.4 - 15.3
Great extent 37.9 29.7 - 46.1 37.8 33.9 - 41.6
Moderate extent 30.1 22.4 - 37.9 23.8 20.4 - 27.2
Small extent 11.9 6.3 - 19.9 12.2 9.8 - 14.6
No extent 3.9 1.0 - 9.8 6.8 5.0 - 9.1
No basis to judge/Not applicable 1.0 0.0 - 5.4 5.2 3.8 - 7.0
Missing or Nonresponse 0.0 0.0 - 3.0 1.2 0.4 - 2.7

7c. Allocating resources

  NRC Government-wide
Question
Choices
Estimated
Percentage
Confidence
Interval
Estimated
Percentage
Confidence
Interval
Very great extent 14.4 8.2 - 22.8 13.2 10.6 - 15.8
Great extent 41.7 33.4 - 49.9 35.1 31.3 - 38.9
Moderate extent 28.0 19.5 - 37.8 23.6 20.3 - 26.9
Small extent 11.1 5.7 - 19.0 13.5 10.9 - 16.2
No extent 3.9 1.0 - 9.8 6.9 5.2 - 8.9
No basis to judge/Not applicable 1.0 0.0 - 5.4 5.1 4.0 - 6.5
Missing or Nonresponse 0.0 0.0 - 3.0 2.6 1.3 - 4.5

7d. Identifying program problems to be addressed

  NRC Government-wide
Question
Choices
Estimated
Percentage
Confidence
Interval
Estimated
Percentage
Confidence
Interval
Very great extent 17.3 10.5 - 26.2 14.3 11.7 - 17.0
Great extent 34.9 26.9 - 42.9 38.7 34.8 - 42.5
Moderate extent 25.8 17.6 - 35.5 23.9 20.6 - 27.3
Small extent 14.0 7.9 - 22.4 12.0 9.5 - 14.6
No extent 6.1 2.3 - 12.7 5.0 3.5 - 6.9
No basis to judge/Not applicable 1.0 0.0 - 5.4 4.2 3.0 - 5.7
Missing or Nonresponse 1.0 0.0 - 5.4 1.9 0.9 - 3.6

7e. Taking corrective action to solve program problems

  NRC Government-wide
Question
Choices
Estimated
Percentage
Confidence
Interval
Estimated
Percentage
Confidence
Interval
Very great extent 18.2 11.2 - 27.1 13.8 11.2 - 16.5
Great extent 35.8 27.8 - 43.9 37.6 33.8 - 41.5
Moderate extent 24.0 16.0 - 33.5 24.5 21.2 - 27.8
Small extent 13.1 7.2 - 21.3 12.8 10.1 - 15.4
No extent 8.0 3.5 - 15.1 5.7 4.0 - 7.9
No basis to judge/Not applicable 1.0 0.0 - 5.4 4.3 2.9 - 5.9
Missing or Nonresponse 0.0 0.0 - 3.0 1.3 0.6 - 2.4

7f. Adopting new program approaches or changing work processes

  NRC Government-wide
Question
Choices
Estimated
Percentage
Confidence
Interval
Estimated
Percentage
Confidence
Interval
Very great extent 11.2 5.8 - 19.1 11.9 9.4 - 14.4
Great extent 35.0 27.0 - 43.0 30.7 27.1 - 34.4
Moderate extent 29.7 22.1 - 37.3 29.5 25.9 - 33.1
Small extent 12.2 6.5 - 20.3 14.8 12.1 - 17.5
No extent 10.9 5.5 - 18.7 7.2 5.3 - 9.6
No basis to judge/Not applicable 1.0 0.0 - 5.4 4.6 3.3 - 6.3
Missing or Nonresponse 0.0 0.0 - 3.0 1.2 0.6 - 2.3

7g. Coordinating program efforts with other internal or external organizations

  NRC Government-wide
Question
Choices
Estimated
Percentage
Confidence
Interval
Estimated
Percentage
Confidence
Interval
Very great extent 8.2 3.7 - 15.4 10.4 8.0 - 12.8
Great extent 37.9 29.7 - 46.1 27.2 23.6 - 30.8
Moderate extent 29.9 22.2 - 37.6 27.4 24.0 - 30.9
Small extent 12.1 6.4 - 20.1 17.6 14.6 - 20.6
No extent 8.0 3.5 - 15.1 8.3 6.3 - 10.7
No basis to judge/Not applicable 3.9 1.0 - 9.8 7.1 5.4 - 9.0
Missing or Nonresponse 0.0 0.0 - 3.0 1.9 0.8 - 3.9

7h. Refining program performance measures

  NRC Government-wide
Question
Choices
Estimated
Percentage
Confidence
Interval
Estimated
Percentage
Confidence
Interval
Very great extent 6.4 2.5 - 13.1 9.1 6.9 - 11.7
Great extent 36.0 27.9 - 44.0 28.6 25.0 - 32.1
Moderate extent 23.7 15.8 - 33.3 28.1 24.5 - 31.8
Small extent 22.3 14.6 - 31.7 18.1 15.0 - 21.2
No extent 8.7 4.0 - 16.1 8.6 6.6 - 10.8
No basis to judge/Not applicable 2.9 0.6 - 8.4 5.7 4.4 - 6.9
Missing or Nonresponse 0.0 0.0 - 3.0 1.9 0.9 - 3.6

7i. Setting new or revising existing performance goals

  NRC Government-wide
Question
Choices
Estimated
Percentage
Confidence
Interval
Estimated
Percentage
Confidence
Interval
Very great extent 10.4 5.2 - 18.1 10.5 8.1 - 12.9
Great extent 33.9 25.9 - 41.9 30.7 27.0 - 34.3
Moderate extent 23.1 15.3 - 32.6 29.7 26.0 - 33.4
Small extent 20.9 13.5 - 30.2 13.8 11.2 - 16.3
No extent 7.8 3.4 - 14.9 8.3 6.5 - 10.5
No basis to judge/Not applicable 3.9 1.0 - 9.8 4.6 3.5 - 5.9
Missing or Nonresponse 0.0 0.0 - 3.0 2.5 1.3 - 4.4

7j. Setting individual job expectations for the government employees I manage or supervise

  NRC Government-wide
Question
Choices
Estimated
Percentage
Confidence
Interval
Estimated
Percentage
Confidence
Interval
Very great extent 12.1 6.4 - 20.1 11.8 9.4 - 14.2
Great extent 35.8 27.8 - 43.9 39.1 35.2 - 43.0
Moderate extent 33.0 25.1 - 41.0 23.6 20.4 - 26.9
Small extent 10.2 5.0 - 17.8 12.6 10.0 - 15.2
No extent 5.9 2.2 - 12.5 5.9 4.3 - 7.9
No basis to judge/Not applicable 1.9 0.2 - 6.9 5.1 3.7 - 6.9
Missing or Nonresponse 1.0 0.0 - 5.4 1.8 0.9 - 3.3

7k. Rewarding government employees I manage or supervise

  NRC Government-wide
Question
Choices
Estimated
Percentage
Confidence
Interval
Estimated
Percentage
Confidence
Interval
Very great extent 12.1 6.4 - 20.1 12.4 9.8 - 14.9
Great extent 28.7 21.2 - 36.2 35.5 31.7 - 39.4
Moderate extent 32.3 24.5 - 40.2 23.0 19.8 - 26.1
Small extent 13.9 7.8 - 22.3 15.0 12.2 - 17.8
No extent 10.0 4.9 - 17.7 7.2 5.5 - 9.2
No basis to judge/Not applicable 2.9 0.6 - 8.4 5.1 3.7 - 6.9
Missing or Nonresponse 0.0 0.0 - 3.0 1.8 0.9 - 3.3

7l. Developing and managing contracts

  NRC Government-wide
Question
Choices
Estimated
Percentage
Confidence
Interval
Estimated
Percentage
Confidence
Interval
Very great extent 4.1 1.2 - 10.1 6.9 5.1 - 9.2
Great extent 19.1 11.9 - 28.2 17.5 14.3 - 20.7
Moderate extent 18.0 11.1 - 27.0 19.1 15.8 - 22.4
Small extent 18.2 11.2 - 27.1 15.0 12.0 - 18.0
No extent 16.0 9.4 - 24.7 13.3 10.9 - 15.7
No basis to judge/Not applicable 24.6 16.5 - 34.2 26.1 23.0 - 29.1
Missing or Nonresponse 0.0 0.0 - 3.0 2.0 1.1 - 3.5

7m. Identifying and sharing effective program approaches with others

  NRC Government-wide
Question
Choices
Estimated
Percentage
Confidence
Interval
Estimated
Percentage
Confidence
Interval
Very great extent 6.2 2.3 - 12.8 8.1 6.1 - 10.6
Great extent 29.9 22.2 - 37.6 28.2 24.6 - 31.8
Moderate extent 24.9 16.8 - 34.6 27.9 24.4 - 31.4
Small extent 28.1 19.6 - 38.0 17.4 14.5 - 20.4
No extent 6.9 2.8 - 13.8 8.8 6.9 - 11.1
No basis to judge/Not applicable 4.0 1.1 - 9.9 6.8 5.3 - 8.7
Missing or Nonresponse 0.0 0.0 - 3.0 2.7 1.5 - 4.6

7n. Informing the public about how programs are performing

  NRC Government-wide
Question
Choices
Estimated
Percentage
Confidence
Interval
Estimated
Percentage
Confidence
Interval
Very great extent 5.2 1.8 - 11.5 3.7 2.7 - 4.8
Great extent 19.0 11.8 - 28.1 13.6 10.9 - 16.3
Moderate extent 35.1 27.1 - 43.2 18.4 15.3 - 21.5
Small extent 17.3 10.5 - 26.2 15.4 12.5 - 18.3
No extent 9.8 4.8 - 17.4 20.6 17.4 - 23.8
No basis to judge/Not applicable 13.6 7.6 - 21.9 26.4 22.9 - 29.8
Missing or Nonresponse 0.0 0.0 - 3.0 2.0 1.1 - 3.4

7o. Streamlining programs to reduce duplicative activities

  NRC Government-wide
Question
Choices
Estimated
Percentage
Confidence
Interval
Estimated
Percentage
Confidence
Interval
Very great extent 6.2 2.3 - 12.8 6.0 4.4 - 8.0
Great extent 26.9 18.5 - 36.7 22.6 19.2 - 26.0
Moderate extent 29.9 22.2 - 37.6 28.4 24.7 - 32.0
Small extent 21.3 13.7 - 30.6 19.3 16.2 - 22.5
No extent 9.8 4.8 - 17.4 12.7 10.2 - 15.1
No basis to judge/Not applicable 5.9 2.2 - 12.5 8.8 7.0 - 10.6
Missing or Nonresponse 0.0 0.0 - 3.0 2.2 1.1 - 3.9

8. Based on your experience with the program(s) / operation(s) / project(s) that you are involved with, to what extent, if at all, have the following factors hindered measuring performance or using the performance information? (Select one answer in each row.)

8a. Difficulty determining meaningful measures

  NRC Government-wide
Question
Choices
Estimated
Percentage
Confidence
Interval
Estimated
Percentage
Confidence
Interval
Very great extent 14.3 8.1 - 22.7 6.9 5.2 - 8.8
Great extent 22.8 15.0 - 32.2 21.6 18.4 - 24.8
Moderate extent 28.9 21.3 - 36.6 30.7 27.0 - 34.4
Small extent 31.0 23.2 - 38.8 21.5 18.2 - 24.7
No extent 2.1 0.3 - 7.1 11.7 9.2 - 14.2
No basis to judge/Not applicable 1.0 0.0 - 5.4 6.8 5.0 - 8.9
Missing or Nonresponse 0.0 0.0 - 3.0 0.9 0.3 - 2.0

8b. Different parties are using different definitions to measure performance

  NRC Government-wide
Question
Choices
Estimated
Percentage
Confidence
Interval
Estimated
Percentage
Confidence
Interval
Very great extent 5.0 1.6 - 11.2 7.1 5.2 - 9.3
Great extent 13.9 7.8 - 22.3 23.2 19.9 - 26.6
Moderate extent 30.0 22.3 - 37.8 26.2 22.7 - 29.7
Small extent 32.2 24.3 - 40.1 18.7 15.8 - 21.7
No extent 13.0 7.1 - 21.2 14.1 11.2 - 16.9
No basis to judge/Not applicable 5.9 2.2 - 12.5 9.7 7.6 - 11.8
Missing or Nonresponse 0.0 0.0 - 3.0 1.0 0.4 - 2.1

8c. Difficulty obtaining valid or reliable data

  NRC Government-wide
Question
Choices
Estimated
Percentage
Confidence
Interval
Estimated
Percentage
Confidence
Interval
Very great extent 7.1 2.9 - 14.1 6.6 5.1 - 8.4
Great extent 10.9 5.5 - 18.7 16.2 13.4 - 19.1
Moderate extent 23.1 15.3 - 32.6 26.1 22.6 - 29.7
Small extent 42.9 34.5 - 51.2 27.6 24.1 - 31.2
No extent 11.0 5.6 - 18.8 13.9 11.3 - 16.5
No basis to judge/Not applicable 4.0 1.1 - 9.9 7.9 5.9 - 10.2
Missing or Nonresponse 1.0 0.0 - 5.4 1.6 0.7 - 3.0

8d. Difficulty obtaining data in time to be useful

  NRC Government-wide
Question
Choices
Estimated
Percentage
Confidence
Interval
Estimated
Percentage
Confidence
Interval
Very great extent 4.1 1.2 - 10.1 5.6 4.2 - 7.4
Great extent 10.3 5.1 - 18.0 17.6 14.4 - 20.7
Moderate extent 24.6 16.5 - 34.2 24.9 21.5 - 28.3
Small extent 43.1 34.7 - 51.4 27.4 23.9 - 30.9
No extent 13.0 7.1 - 21.2 14.2 11.6 - 16.9
No basis to judge/Not applicable 3.0 0.6 - 8.6 8.2 6.1 - 10.7
Missing or Nonresponse 1.9 0.2 - 6.9 2.0 1.1 - 3.4

8e. Lack of ongoing Congressional commitment or support for using performance information to make program / funding decisions

  NRC Government-wide
Question
Choices
Estimated
Percentage
Confidence
Interval
Estimated
Percentage
Confidence
Interval
Very great extent 1.9 0.2 - 6.9 7.8 6.0 - 9.9
Great extent 7.9 3.4 - 15.0 11.2 8.8 - 13.5
Moderate extent 13.2 7.2 - 21.4 17.6 14.4 - 20.7
Small extent 19.6 12.3 - 28.7 14.1 11.4 - 16.8
No extent 25.1 16.9 - 34.7 15.4 12.5 - 18.3
No basis to judge/Not applicable 31.4 23.9 - 38.9 32.9 29.3 - 36.5
Missing or Nonresponse 1.0 0.0 - 5.4 1.1 0.5 - 2.2

8f. Difficulty determining how to use performance information to improve the program

  NRC Government-wide
Question
Choices
Estimated
Percentage
Confidence
Interval
Estimated
Percentage
Confidence
Interval
Very great extent 3.0 0.6 - 8.6 4.4 2.9 - 6.3
Great extent 13.8 7.7 - 22.2 11.1 8.8 - 13.4
Moderate extent 25.8 17.6 - 35.5 22.9 19.6 - 26.1
Small extent 36.4 28.4 - 44.5 28.2 24.7 - 31.7
No extent 15.0 8.7 - 23.5 20.8 17.5 - 24.1
No basis to judge/Not applicable 5.0 1.6 - 11.2 10.6 8.2 - 12.9
Missing or Nonresponse 1.0 0.0 - 5.4 2.1 1.0 - 3.7

8g. Concern that performance information could be used against my program or agency

  NRC Government-wide
Question
Choices
Estimated
Percentage
Confidence
Interval
Estimated
Percentage
Confidence
Interval
Very great extent 5.0 1.6 - 11.2 6.3 4.6 - 8.4
Great extent 8.8 4.1 - 16.2 10.2 7.8 - 12.6
Moderate extent 14.8 8.5 - 23.3 15.9 13.0 - 18.9
Small extent 30.4 22.7 - 38.1 21.1 17.8 - 24.3
No extent 33.2 25.2 - 41.1 30.0 26.4 - 33.5
No basis to judge/Not applicable 7.9 3.4 - 15.0 15.4 12.6 - 18.1
Missing or Nonresponse 0.0 0.0 - 3.0 1.2 0.5 - 2.3

Section 3 - Agency Climate

9. To what extent, if at all, do you agree with the following statements? (Select one answer in each row.)

9a. Agency managers / supervisors at my level have the decision making authority they need to help the agency accomplish its strategic goals

  NRC Government-wide
Question
Choices
Estimated
Percentage
Confidence
Interval
Estimated
Percentage
Confidence
Interval
Very great extent 12.3 6.6 - 20.4 8.7 6.8 - 11.0
Great extent 37.5 29.5 - 45.6 28.1 24.6 - 31.7
Moderate extent 28.6 21.1 - 36.1 31.9 28.3 - 35.6
Small extent 16.7 10.0 - 25.5 21.9 18.6 - 25.1
No extent 4.9 1.6 - 11.1 6.9 5.0 - 9.1
No basis to judge/Not applicable 0.0 0.0 - 3.0 1.6 0.9 - 2.8
Missing or Nonresponse 0.0 0.0 - 3.0 0.8 0.2 - 2.0

9b. Agency managers / supervisors at my level are held accountable for agency accomplishment of its strategic goals

  NRC Government-wide
Question
Choices
Estimated
Percentage
Confidence
Interval
Estimated
Percentage
Confidence
Interval
Very great extent 23.8 15.9 - 33.4 15.6 13.1 - 18.2
Great extent 47.6 39.3 - 55.9 38.6 34.8 - 42.4
Moderate extent 18.9 11.8 - 27.9 27.4 23.8 - 31.0
Small extent 6.8 2.7 - 13.6 11.3 8.8 - 13.7
No extent 1.9 0.2 - 6.9 4.0 2.4 - 6.3
No basis to judge/Not applicable 1.0 0.0 - 5.4 2.3 1.3 - 3.7
Missing or Nonresponse 0.0 0.0 - 3.0 0.8 0.2 - 2.0

9c. Agency managers / supervisors at my level are held accountable for the results of the program(s) / operation(s) / project(s) they are responsible for

  NRC Government-wide
Question
Choices
Estimated
Percentage
Confidence
Interval
Estimated
Percentage
Confidence
Interval
Very great extent 35.4 27.5 - 43.4 20.3 17.4 - 23.3
Great extent 41.7 33.4 - 49.9 44.3 40.3 - 48.2
Moderate extent 17.1 10.3 - 25.9 22.3 18.9 - 25.7
Small extent 2.9 0.6 - 8.4 8.2 6.3 - 10.5
No extent 1.9 0.2 - 6.9 2.4 1.3 - 4.1
No basis to judge/Not applicable 0.0 0.0 - 3.0 1.6 0.8 - 2.6
Missing or Nonresponse 1.0 0.0 - 5.4 0.9 0.3 - 2.0

9d. Agency managers / supervisors at my level use performance information to recognize employees for their performance

  NRC Government-wide
Question
Choices
Estimated
Percentage
Confidence
Interval
Estimated
Percentage
Confidence
Interval
Very great extent 16.2 9.6 - 24.9 12.6 10.3 - 14.9
Great extent 28.6 21.1 - 36.1 35.6 31.8 - 39.4
Moderate extent 35.2 27.2 - 43.3 29.6 25.9 - 33.3
Small extent 13.9 7.8 - 22.3 14.2 11.5 - 16.9
No extent 5.0 1.6 - 11.2 4.4 2.9 - 6.3
No basis to judge/Not applicable 0.0 0.0 - 3.0 2.2 1.4 - 3.4
Missing or Nonresponse 1.1 0.0 - 5.6 1.4 0.6 - 2.9

9e. Employees in my agency receive positive recognition for helping the agency accomplish its strategic goals

  NRC Government-wide
Question
Choices
Estimated
Percentage
Confidence
Interval
Estimated
Percentage
Confidence
Interval
Very great extent 17.1 10.3 - 25.9 11.0 8.8 - 13.2
Great extent 46.3 38.0 - 54.7 34.5 30.8 - 38.3
Moderate extent 24.5 16.4 - 34.1 29.1 25.5 - 32.8
Small extent 10.2 5.0 - 17.8 16.6 13.9 - 19.3
No extent 1.9 0.2 - 6.9 5.9 4.1 - 8.1
No basis to judge/Not applicable 0.0 0.0 - 3.0 1.3 0.6 - 2.4
Missing or Nonresponse 0.0 0.0 - 3.0 1.6 0.6 - 3.3

9f. My agency is investing the resources needed to ensure that its performance data is of sufficient quality

  NRC Government-wide
Question
Choices
Estimated
Percentage
Confidence
Interval
Estimated
Percentage
Confidence
Interval
Very great extent 4.1 1.2 - 10.1 6.8 5.2 - 8.8
Great extent 29.6 22.1 - 37.2 21.0 17.8 - 24.1
Moderate extent 23.0 15.2 - 32.5 29.1 25.4 - 32.7
Small extent 24.6 16.5 - 34.2 21.8 18.5 - 25.1
No extent 4.0 1.1 - 9.9 8.5 6.4 - 10.9
No basis to judge/Not applicable 14.7 8.4 - 23.1 11.2 8.8 - 13.5
Missing or Nonresponse 0.0 0.0 - 3.0 1.7 0.8 - 3.2

9g. My agency's top leadership demonstrates a strong commitment to achieving results

  NRC Government-wide
Question
Choices
Estimated
Percentage
Confidence
Interval
Estimated
Percentage
Confidence
Interval
Very great extent 36.4 28.4 - 44.5 23.9 20.6 - 27.3
Great extent 34.8 26.8 - 42.7 38.4 34.5 - 42.3
Moderate extent 18.9 11.8 - 27.9 19.4 16.4 - 22.3
Small extent 8.0 3.5 - 15.1 8.9 6.9 - 10.9
No extent 1.0 0.0 - 5.4 5.4 3.6 - 7.6
No basis to judge/Not applicable 1.0 0.0 - 5.4 2.7 1.8 - 3.9
Missing or Nonresponse 0.0 0.0 - 3.0 1.3 0.5 - 2.8

9h. My agency's top leadership demonstrates a strong commitment to using performance information to guide decision making

  NRC Government-wide
Question
Choices
Estimated
Percentage
Confidence
Interval
Estimated
Percentage
Confidence
Interval
Very great extent 14.4 8.2 - 22.8 12.8 10.3 - 15.3
Great extent 34.9 26.9 - 42.9 29.5 25.8 - 33.2
Moderate extent 30.8 23.0 - 38.5 27.1 23.6 - 30.7
Small extent 17.1 10.3 - 25.9 13.0 10.5 - 15.4
No extent 1.0 0.0 - 5.4 5.1 3.4 - 7.2
No basis to judge/Not applicable 1.9 0.2 - 6.9 11.4 9.0 - 13.8
Missing or Nonresponse 0.0 0.0 - 3.0 1.2 0.5 - 2.3

9i. My agency is investing in resources to improve the agency's capacity to use performance information

  NRC Government-wide
Question
Choices
Estimated
Percentage
Confidence
Interval
Estimated
Percentage
Confidence
Interval
Very great extent 6.2 2.3 - 12.8 9.0 6.9 - 11.5
Great extent 18.3 11.2 - 27.2 20.4 17.3 - 23.6
Moderate extent 25.2 17.0 - 34.8 30.0 26.3 - 33.7
Small extent 21.8 14.2 - 31.2 15.4 12.7 - 18.2
No extent 8.8 4.1 - 16.2 6.6 4.7 - 8.9
No basis to judge/Not applicable 18.7 11.6 - 27.7 17.4 14.7 - 20.1
Missing or Nonresponse 1.1 0.0 - 5.6 1.1 0.5 - 2.3

9j. Agency managers / supervisors at my level take steps to align program performance measures with agencywide goals and objectives

  NRC Government-wide
Question
Choices
Estimated
Percentage
Confidence
Interval
Estimated
Percentage
Confidence
Interval
Very great extent 12.0 6.3 - 20.0 13.0 10.6 - 15.4
Great extent 46.3 38.0 - 54.7 36.8 33.0 - 40.6
Moderate extent 25.8 17.6 - 35.5 28.2 24.6 - 31.8
Small extent 10.0 4.9 - 17.7 11.0 8.6 - 13.4
No extent 2.9 0.6 - 8.4 4.2 2.7 - 6.2
No basis to judge/Not applicable 2.9 0.6 - 8.4 5.5 3.7 - 7.6
Missing or Nonresponse 0.0 0.0 - 3.0 1.3 0.5 - 2.8

9k. Agency managers / supervisors at my level effectively communicate performance information on a routine basis

  NRC Government-wide
Question
Choices
Estimated
Percentage
Confidence
Interval
Estimated
Percentage
Confidence
Interval
Very great extent 13.4 7.4 - 21.7 12.9 10.3 - 15.5
Great extent 36.0 27.9 - 44.0 31.3 27.8 - 34.8
Moderate extent 28.7 21.2 - 36.2 29.4 25.8 - 33.1
Small extent 16.0 9.4 - 24.7 15.5 12.6 - 18.4
No extent 4.9 1.6 - 11.1 4.2 2.9 - 6.0
No basis to judge/Not applicable 0.0 0.0 - 3.0 5.3 3.6 - 7.6
Missing or Nonresponse 1.1 0.0 - 5.6 1.3 0.6 - 2.4

9l. Agency managers / supervisors at my level take steps to ensure that performance information is useful and / or appropriate

  NRC Government-wide
Question
Choices
Estimated
Percentage
Confidence
Interval
Estimated
Percentage
Confidence
Interval
Very great extent 10.2 5.0 - 17.8 12.1 9.6 - 14.7
Great extent 33.2 25.2 - 41.1 30.7 27.2 - 34.3
Moderate extent 31.8 24.0 - 39.7 31.8 28.1 - 35.6
Small extent 19.9 12.6 - 29.0 14.5 11.9 - 17.2
No extent 2.9 0.6 - 8.4 4.6 3.1 - 6.6
No basis to judge/Not applicable 0.0 0.0 - 3.0 4.5 3.1 - 6.4
Missing or Nonresponse 2.1 0.3 - 7.1 1.6 0.8 - 2.7

9m. Agency managers / supervisors at my level use performance information to share effective program approaches with others

  NRC Government-wide
Question
Choices
Estimated
Percentage
Confidence
Interval
Estimated
Percentage
Confidence
Interval
Very great extent 4.2 1.2 - 10.2 9.3 7.2 - 11.4
Great extent 29.4 21.8 - 37.0 24.5 21.2 - 27.8
Moderate extent 28.5 21.1 - 35.8 31.7 28.0 - 35.5
Small extent 27.0 18.6 - 36.8 19.4 16.3 - 22.4
No extent 6.8 2.7 - 13.6 6.5 4.7 - 8.7
No basis to judge/Not applicable 3.0 0.6 - 8.6 6.3 4.6 - 8.4
Missing or Nonresponse 1.1 0.0 - 5.6 2.3 1.2 - 4.0

10. To what extent, if at all, do you agree with the following statements? (Select one answer in each row.)

10a. The individual I report to periodically reviews with me the results or outcomes of the program(s) / operation(s) / project(s) that I am responsible for

  NRC Government-wide
Question
Choices
Estimated
Percentage
Confidence
Interval
Estimated
Percentage
Confidence
Interval
Very great extent 17.0 10.2 - 25.8 18.9 16.0 - 21.8
Great extent 42.2 33.9 - 50.5 34.9 31.2 - 38.7
Moderate extent 23.0 15.2 - 32.5 22.7 19.3 - 26.1
Small extent 13.0 7.1 - 21.2 14.1 11.3 - 16.9
No extent 2.9 0.6 - 8.4 6.7 5.0 - 8.7
No basis to judge/Not applicable 1.0 0.0 - 5.4 1.3 0.6 - 2.4
Missing or Nonresponse 1.0 0.0 - 5.4 1.3 0.5 - 2.9

10b. Funding decisions for the program(s) / operation(s) / project(s) I am responsible for are based on results- or outcome-oriented performance information

  NRC Government-wide
Question
Choices
Estimated
Percentage
Confidence
Interval
Estimated
Percentage
Confidence
Interval
Very great extent 5.0 1.6 - 11.2 7.4 5.5 - 9.6
Great extent 18.2 11.2 - 27.1 19.6 16.4 - 22.8
Moderate extent 25.3 17.1 - 35.0 20.3 17.1 - 23.5
Small extent 28.1 19.6 - 38.0 19.8 16.7 - 22.9
No extent 9.8 4.8 - 17.4 17.1 14.1 - 20.0
No basis to judge/Not applicable 13.7 7.6 - 22.0 14.7 12.2 - 17.2
Missing or Nonresponse 0.0 0.0 - 3.0 1.2 0.4 - 2.8

10c. Changes by management above my level to the program(s) / operation(s) / project(s) I am responsible for are based on results- or outcome-oriented performance information

  NRC Government-wide
Question
Choices
Estimated
Percentage
Confidence
Interval
Estimated
Percentage
Confidence
Interval
Very great extent 6.9 2.8 - 13.8 6.7 5.0 - 8.7
Great extent 24.2 16.2 - 33.8 18.3 15.4 - 21.3
Moderate extent 27.2 18.8 - 37.0 27.7 24.0 - 31.3
Small extent 22.9 15.1 - 32.4 19.8 16.7 - 23.0
No extent 9.8 4.8 - 17.4 14.0 11.2 - 16.9
No basis to judge/Not applicable 7.9 3.4 - 15.0 11.7 9.7 - 13.8
Missing or Nonresponse 1.1 0.0 - 5.6 1.8 0.7 - 3.5

10d. I have sufficient information on the validity of the performance data I use to make decisions

  NRC Government-wide
Question
Choices
Estimated
Percentage
Confidence
Interval
Estimated
Percentage
Confidence
Interval
Very great extent 9.4 4.5 - 16.9 9.3 7.2 - 11.4
Great extent 39.8 31.6 - 48.1 32.8 29.0 - 36.5
Moderate extent 29.9 22.2 - 37.6 28.9 25.3 - 32.5
Small extent 10.9 5.5 - 18.7 15.8 13.1 - 18.5
No extent 9.0 4.2 - 16.4 6.2 4.5 - 8.3
No basis to judge/Not applicable 1.0 0.0 - 5.4 5.2 3.9 - 6.8
Missing or Nonresponse 0.0 0.0 - 3.0 1.9 0.8 - 3.6

11. To what extent, if at all, do you believe that the following persons or entities pay attention to your agency's use of performance information in management decision making? (Select one answer in each row.)

11a. NRC Chairman

  NRC Government-wide
Question
Choices
Estimated
Percentage
Confidence
Interval
Estimated
Percentage
Confidence
Interval
Very great extent 16.2 9.6 - 24.9 9.8 7.8 - 11.8
Great extent 36.2 28.1 - 44.3 18.7 15.7 - 21.7
Moderate extent 19.0 11.8 - 28.1 19.1 15.9 - 22.3
Small extent 9.0 4.2 - 16.4 14.1 11.4 - 16.9
No extent 1.9 0.2 - 6.9 8.9 6.7 - 11.5
No basis to judge/Not applicable 17.7 10.8 - 26.6 27.5 24.0 - 31.0
Missing or Nonresponse 0.0 0.0 - 3.0 1.8 0.8 - 3.5

11b. Head of your agency subcomponent (if applicable)

  NRC Government-wide
Question
Choices
Estimated
Percentage
Confidence
Interval
Estimated
Percentage
Confidence
Interval
Very great extent 4.9 1.6 - 11.1 7.4 5.7 - 9.3
Great extent 13.9 7.8 - 22.3 16.2 13.3 - 19.0
Moderate extent 8.0 3.5 - 15.1 15.8 12.8 - 18.9
Small extent 1.9 0.2 - 6.9 11.8 9.3 - 14.3
No extent 2.9 0.6 - 8.4 10.7 8.2 - 13.7
No basis to judge/Not applicable 64.3 56.3 - 72.3 35.8 32.1 - 39.5
Missing or Nonresponse 4.1 1.2 - 10.1 2.3 1.3 - 3.7

11c. The individual I report to

  NRC Government-wide
Question
Choices
Estimated
Percentage
Confidence
Interval
Estimated
Percentage
Confidence
Interval
Very great extent 22.1 14.5 - 31.6 23.0 19.8 - 26.3
Great extent 39.0 30.8 - 47.2 33.7 30.0 - 37.5
Moderate extent 27.0 18.6 - 36.8 22.5 19.1 - 25.8
Small extent 6.9 2.8 - 13.8 11.9 9.3 - 14.4
No extent 2.1 0.3 - 7.1 3.2 2.0 - 4.9
No basis to judge/Not applicable 2.9 0.6 - 8.4 4.1 2.8 - 5.6
Missing or Nonresponse 0.0 0.0 - 3.0 1.6 0.7 - 3.1

11d. Employees that report to me

  NRC Government-wide
Question
Choices
Estimated
Percentage
Confidence
Interval
Estimated
Percentage
Confidence
Interval
Very great extent 9.1 4.3 - 16.5 13.1 10.5 - 15.8
Great extent 18.9 11.8 - 27.9 32.8 29.0 - 36.5
Moderate extent 32.3 24.5 - 40.2 26.7 23.2 - 30.2
Small extent 26.7 18.3 - 36.4 12.6 10.1 - 15.1
No extent 9.1 4.3 - 16.5 5.4 4.1 - 7.0
No basis to judge/Not applicable 2.9 0.6 - 8.4 7.4 5.5 - 9.7
Missing or Nonresponse 1.1 0.0 - 5.6 2.0 0.9 - 3.7

11e. Office of Management and Budget (OMB)

  NRC Government-wide
Question
Choices
Estimated
Percentage
Confidence
Interval
Estimated
Percentage
Confidence
Interval
Very great extent 11.9 6.3 - 19.9 5.3 4.1 - 6.9
Great extent 23.3 15.5 - 32.9 14.8 12.2 - 17.3
Moderate extent 22.1 14.5 - 31.6 14.7 12.2 - 17.3
Small extent 8.0 3.5 - 15.1 13.4 10.6 - 16.2
No extent 1.0 0.0 - 5.4 9.8 7.5 - 12.5
No basis to judge/Not applicable 33.7 25.8 - 41.5 40.1 36.2 - 43.9
Missing or Nonresponse 0.0 0.0 - 3.0 1.9 0.9 - 3.7

11f. Federal agencies other than OMB

  NRC Government-wide
Question
Choices
Estimated
Percentage
Confidence
Interval
Estimated
Percentage
Confidence
Interval
Very great extent 2.9 0.6 - 8.4 3.3 2.0 - 5.2
Great extent 7.1 2.9 - 14.1 9.6 7.3 - 12.2
Moderate extent 8.1 3.6 - 15.3 14.1 11.7 - 16.6
Small extent 17.0 10.2 - 25.8 13.5 10.9 - 16.0
No extent 10.0 4.9 - 17.7 12.5 9.8 - 15.1
No basis to judge/Not applicable 53.9 45.5 - 62.3 45.4 41.5 - 49.4
Missing or Nonresponse 1.0 0.0 - 5.4 1.6 0.7 - 3.1

11g. Congressional committees (e.g., members, staff)

  NRC Government-wide
Question
Choices
Estimated
Percentage
Confidence
Interval
Estimated
Percentage
Confidence
Interval
Very great extent 15.0 8.7 - 23.5 5.2 3.9 - 6.7
Great extent 21.1 13.5 - 30.4 11.9 9.3 - 14.5
Moderate extent 15.0 8.7 - 23.5 13.6 11.1 - 16.2
Small extent 15.1 8.7 - 23.7 15.6 12.9 - 18.3
No extent 3.9 1.0 - 9.8 11.4 8.8 - 14.0
No basis to judge/Not applicable 29.9 22.2 - 37.6 40.4 36.5 - 44.3
Missing or Nonresponse 0.0 0.0 - 3.0 2.0 1.0 - 3.4

11h. The audit community (e.g., GAO, Inspectors General)

  NRC Government-wide
Question
Choices
Estimated
Percentage
Confidence
Interval
Estimated
Percentage
Confidence
Interval
Very great extent 15.0 8.7 - 23.5 8.4 6.5 - 10.6
Great extent 23.3 15.5 - 32.9 18.2 15.2 - 21.3
Moderate extent 16.7 10.0 - 25.5 15.4 12.6 - 18.2
Small extent 14.3 8.1 - 22.7 13.7 11.0 - 16.4
No extent 1.0 0.0 - 5.4 6.9 5.1 - 9.2
No basis to judge/Not applicable 29.7 22.1 - 37.3 35.4 31.6 - 39.1
Missing or Nonresponse 0.0 0.0 - 3.0 2.0 0.9 - 3.7

11i. The general public

  NRC Government-wide
Question
Choices
Estimated
Percentage
Confidence
Interval
Estimated
Percentage
Confidence
Interval
Very great extent 5.1 1.7 - 11.4 4.0 2.9 - 5.4
Great extent 9.8 4.8 - 17.4 8.3 6.3 - 10.6
Moderate extent 20.9 13.5 - 30.2 15.0 12.3 - 17.7
Small extent 26.3 18.0 - 36.0 17.9 15.1 - 20.7
No extent 11.0 5.6 - 18.8 18.8 15.6 - 22.1
No basis to judge/Not applicable 25.9 17.7 - 35.6 33.9 30.1 - 37.7
Missing or Nonresponse 1.0 0.0 - 5.4 2.1 1.0 - 3.8

12. Compared to three years ago, how much more or less attention do the following persons or entities pay to your agency's use of performance information in management decision making? (Select one answer in each row.)

12a. NRC Chairman

  NRC Government-wide
Question
Choices
Estimated
Percentage
Confidence
Interval
Estimated
Percentage
Confidence
Interval
A great deal more 8.1 3.6 - 15.3 8.2 6.3 - 10.5
Somewhat more 19.2 12.0 - 28.3 12.4 10.1 - 14.6
About the same 47.1 38.7 - 55.5 33.0 29.3 - 36.7
Somewhat less 0.0 0.0 - 3.0 3.0 1.9 - 4.5
A great deal less 0.0 0.0 - 3.0 4.6 3.0 - 6.9
No basis to judge/Not applicable 24.6 16.5 - 34.2 37.5 33.7 - 41.4
Missing or Nonresponse 1.0 0.0 - 5.4 1.2 0.4 - 2.7

12b. Head of your agency subcomponent (if applicable)

  NRC Government-wide
Question
Choices
Estimated
Percentage
Confidence
Interval
Estimated
Percentage
Confidence
Interval
A great deal more 1.9 0.2 - 6.9 7.3 5.5 - 9.4
Somewhat more 10.0 4.9 - 17.7 10.4 8.2 - 12.7
About the same 20.7 13.3 - 30.0 29.3 25.8 - 32.8
Somewhat less 0.0 0.0 - 3.0 2.9 1.8 - 4.4
A great deal less 0.0 0.0 - 3.0 3.8 2.3 - 6.0
No basis to judge/Not applicable 63.2 55.1 - 71.3 43.5 39.6 - 47.4
Missing or Nonresponse 4.1 1.2 - 10.1 2.7 1.4 - 4.5

12c. The individual I report to

  NRC Government-wide
Question
Choices
Estimated
Percentage
Confidence
Interval
Estimated
Percentage
Confidence
Interval
A great deal more 10.2 5.0 - 17.8 12.8 10.2 - 15.4
Somewhat more 24.8 16.7 - 34.5 22.9 19.5 - 26.3
About the same 47.2 38.8 - 55.6 45.6 41.7 - 49.5
Somewhat less 2.1 0.3 - 7.1 2.4 1.4 - 3.9
A great deal less 1.1 0.0 - 5.6 3.1 1.8 - 5.1
No basis to judge/Not applicable 13.7 7.6 - 22.0 11.6 9.1 - 14.0
Missing or Nonresponse 1.0 0.0 - 5.4 1.6 0.6 - 3.4

12d. Employees that report to me

  NRC Government-wide
Question
Choices
Estimated
Percentage
Confidence
Interval
Estimated
Percentage
Confidence
Interval
A great deal more 6.4 2.5 - 13.1 8.7 6.6 - 11.2
Somewhat more 23.9 15.9 - 33.4 23.9 20.4 - 27.4
About the same 50.2 41.8 - 58.6 47.9 44.0 - 51.8
Somewhat less 2.9 0.6 - 8.4 1.7 1.1 - 2.4
A great deal less 1.1 0.0 - 5.6 1.9 1.1 - 3.1
No basis to judge/Not applicable 13.6 7.6 - 21.9 14.5 11.8 - 17.2
Missing or Nonresponse 1.9 0.2 - 6.9 1.5 0.6 - 3.0

12e. Office of Management and Budget (OMB)

  NRC Government-wide
Question
Choices
Estimated
Percentage
Confidence
Interval
Estimated
Percentage
Confidence
Interval
A great deal more 7.0 2.9 - 13.9 4.1 2.6 - 6.1
Somewhat more 14.3 8.1 - 22.7 8.6 6.8 - 10.7
About the same 42.4 34.1 - 50.6 30.7 27.3 - 34.1
Somewhat less 1.0 0.0 - 5.4 3.2 1.9 - 4.9
A great deal less 0.0 0.0 - 3.0 4.6 2.9 - 7.0
No basis to judge/Not applicable 34.4 26.7 - 42.2 47.4 43.5 - 51.3
Missing or Nonresponse 1.0 0.0 - 5.4 1.3 0.5 - 2.8

12f. Federal agencies other than OMB

  NRC Government-wide
Question
Choices
Estimated
Percentage
Confidence
Interval
Estimated
Percentage
Confidence
Interval
A great deal more 5.1 1.7 - 11.4 3.2 1.9 - 5.0
Somewhat more 5.9 2.2 - 12.5 6.2 4.4 - 8.3
About the same 29.3 21.6 - 36.9 31.1 27.7 - 34.5
Somewhat less 5.0 1.6 - 11.2 3.0 1.9 - 4.5
A great deal less 0.0 0.0 - 3.0 4.1 2.5 - 6.3
No basis to judge/Not applicable 51.8 43.4 - 60.2 50.7 46.8 - 54.6
Missing or Nonresponse 2.9 0.6 - 8.4 1.8 0.9 - 3.3

12g. Congressional committees (e.g., members, staff)

  NRC Government-wide
Question
Choices
Estimated
Percentage
Confidence
Interval
Estimated
Percentage
Confidence
Interval
A great deal more 13.9 7.8 - 22.3 5.0 3.5 - 6.9
Somewhat more 21.1 13.5 - 30.4 8.1 6.2 - 10.4
About the same 27.6 19.1 - 37.4 30.6 27.0 - 34.2
Somewhat less 3.9 1.0 - 9.8 3.5 2.4 - 4.8
A great deal less 0.0 0.0 - 3.0 5.1 3.4 - 7.2
No basis to judge/Not applicable 31.6 23.9 - 39.3 46.0 42.1 - 49.9
Missing or Nonresponse 1.9 0.2 - 6.9 1.7 0.8 - 3.2

12h. The audit community (e.g., GAO, Inspectors General)

  NRC Government-wide
Question
Choices
Estimated
Percentage
Confidence
Interval
Estimated
Percentage
Confidence
Interval
A great deal more 11.1 5.7 - 19.0 6.4 4.5 - 8.7
Somewhat more 14.8 8.5 - 23.3 10.2 8.0 - 12.4
About the same 38.7 30.7 - 46.7 32.3 28.7 - 35.9
Somewhat less 2.9 0.6 - 8.4 2.2 1.3 - 3.4
A great deal less 0.0 0.0 - 3.0 4.2 2.6 - 6.3
No basis to judge/Not applicable 31.5 23.9 - 39.1 42.1 38.2 - 46.0
Missing or Nonresponse 1.0 0.0 - 5.4 2.6 1.3 - 4.7

12i. The general public

  NRC Government-wide
Question
Choices
Estimated
Percentage
Confidence
Interval
Estimated
Percentage
Confidence
Interval
A great deal more 3.0 0.6 - 8.6 4.6 3.1 - 6.4
Somewhat more 7.1 2.9 - 14.1 9.0 6.9 - 11.4
About the same 52.8 44.4 - 61.2 32.8 29.3 - 36.4
Somewhat less 4.0 1.1 - 9.9 2.6 1.9 - 3.5
A great deal less 3.0 0.6 - 8.6 6.8 4.6 - 9.6
No basis to judge/Not applicable 29.1 21.4 - 36.7 41.9 38.0 - 45.8
Missing or Nonresponse 1.0 0.0 - 5.4 2.3 1.2 - 3.9

Section 4 - Training

13. During the past 3 years, has your agency provided, arranged, or paid for training that would help you to accomplish the following tasks? (Select one answer in each row.)

13a. Conduct strategic planning

  NRC Government-wide
Question
Choices
Estimated
Percentage
Confidence
Interval
Estimated
Percentage
Confidence
Interval
Yes 39.6 31.5 - 47.7 48.7 44.7 - 52.6
No 60.4 52.3 - 68.5 50.3 46.4 - 54.3
Missing or Nonresponse 0.0 0.0 - 3.0 1.0 0.4 - 2.1

13b. Set program performance goals

  NRC Government-wide
Question
Choices
Estimated
Percentage
Confidence
Interval
Estimated
Percentage
Confidence
Interval
Yes 38.4 30.2 - 46.5 54.0 50.1 - 57.9
No 61.6 53.5 - 69.8 44.8 40.9 - 48.7
Missing or Nonresponse 0.0 0.0 - 3.0 1.2 0.5 - 2.3

13c. Develop program performance measures

  NRC Government-wide
Question
Choices
Estimated
Percentage
Confidence
Interval
Estimated
Percentage
Confidence
Interval
Yes 31.3 23.6 - 39.1 48.9 45.0 - 52.9
No 68.7 60.9 - 76.4 49.5 45.6 - 53.5
Missing or Nonresponse 0.0 0.0 - 3.0 1.5 0.7 - 2.9

13d. Assess the quality of performance data

  NRC Government-wide
Question
Choices
Estimated
Percentage
Confidence
Interval
Estimated
Percentage
Confidence
Interval
Yes 33.4 25.5 - 41.3 43.1 39.2 - 47.0
No 66.6 58.7 - 74.5 55.2 51.3 - 59.1
Missing or Nonresponse 0.0 0.0 - 3.0 1.7 0.9 - 2.9

13e. Use program performance information to make decisions

  NRC Government-wide
Question
Choices
Estimated
Percentage
Confidence
Interval
Estimated
Percentage
Confidence
Interval
Yes 37.4 29.3 - 45.5 47.2 43.3 - 51.1
No 62.6 54.5 - 70.7 51.3 47.4 - 55.2
Missing or Nonresponse 0.0 0.0 - 3.0 1.5 0.8 - 2.6

13f. Link the performance of program(s) / operation(s) / project(s) to the achievement of agency strategic goals

  NRC Government-wide
Question
Choices
Estimated
Percentage
Confidence
Interval
Estimated
Percentage
Confidence
Interval
Yes 43.2 34.9 - 51.5 48.6 44.7 - 52.5
No 56.8 48.5 - 65.1 49.6 45.7 - 53.6
Missing or Nonresponse 0.0 0.0 - 3.0 1.7 0.9 - 3.2

Sections 5a and 5b - Cross-Agency and Agency Priority Goals

Questions 14 through 17 ask about cross-agency priority goals and agency priority goals, which are not applicable to NRC. Therefore, these questions have been intentionally not reported for this agency.

Section 5c - Quarterly Performance Reviews

Please Note:

Quarterly performance reviews, which some agencies refer to as "stat" meetings or data-driven performance reviews, are regular meetings held at the highest levels of your agency to examine progress toward accomplishing agency priority goals, and in some cases, other agency performance goals.

These reviews should, among other things, assess agencies' coordination efforts; activities and contributions to goals; and strategies for improvement, when applicable. Quarterly performance reviews are to involve key leadership and other relevant parties.

These reviews may be conducted more frequently than quarterly.

In the following questions, "quarterly performance reviews" refers to all aspects of these reviews, including preparation, review, and follow-up.

In the following question, "agency" refers only to your cabinet-level department (e.g., Department of Transportation) or independent agency (e.g., Environmental Protection Agency).

Please do not consider activities at the major component level (e.g., Federal Aviation Administration, Army, Internal Revenue Service).

18. How familiar are you with your agency's quarterly performance reviews? (Select one.)

  NRC Government-wide
Question
Choices
Estimated
Percentage
Confidence
Interval
Estimated
Percentage
Confidence
Interval
Very familiar - Continue with question 19 44.9 36.9 - 52.8 13.5 11.0 - 16.1
Somewhat familiar - Continue with question 19 30.6 23.0 - 38.3 21.0 17.8 - 24.2
Not familiar 23.5 15.6 - 33.0 60.7 56.9 - 64.5
Missing or Nonresponse 1.0 0.0 - 5.4 4.7 3.3 - 6.6

19. To what extent, if at all, do you agree with the following statements as they relate to your agency's quarterly performance reviews? (Select one answer in each row.)

19a. Overall, the program(s) / operation(s) / project(s) that I am involved with has been the subject of these reviews

  NRC Government-wide
Question
Choices
Estimated
Percentage
Confidence
Interval
Estimated
Percentage
Confidence
Interval
Very great extent 21.4 13.8 - 30.7 5.0 3.7 - 6.7
Great extent 29.3 21.6 - 36.9 10.8 8.4 - 13.7
Moderate extent 14.9 8.6 - 23.4 9.3 7.1 - 12.0
Small extent 6.9 2.8 - 13.8 5.8 4.2 - 7.9
No extent 2.1 0.3 - 7.1 2.1 1.2 - 3.3
No basis to judge/Not applicable 0.0 0.0 - 3.0 1.3 0.9 - 1.9
Missing or Nonresponse 25.5 17.3 - 35.1 65.6 61.9 - 69.3

19b. These reviews are held on a regular, routine basis

  NRC Government-wide
Question
Choices
Estimated
Percentage
Confidence
Interval
Estimated
Percentage
Confidence
Interval
Very great extent 41.4 33.1 - 49.6 6.7 5.1 - 8.6
Great extent 27.3 18.9 - 37.2 11.5 8.9 - 14.2
Moderate extent 5.8 2.1 - 12.4 8.8 6.6 - 11.4
Small extent 0.0 0.0 - 3.0 3.6 2.3 - 5.3
No extent 0.0 0.0 - 3.0 1.6 0.8 - 2.9
No basis to judge/Not applicable 1.0 0.0 - 5.4 2.3 1.6 - 3.0
Missing or Nonresponse 24.5 16.4 - 34.1 65.5 61.8 - 69.2

19c. These reviews focus on goals and objectives that are aligned with my agency's strategic and performance plans

  NRC Government-wide
Question
Choices
Estimated
Percentage
Confidence
Interval
Estimated
Percentage
Confidence
Interval
Very great extent 28.3 19.8 - 38.2 6.7 5.0 - 8.7
Great extent 34.1 26.1 - 42.1 11.8 9.2 - 14.4
Moderate extent 8.1 3.6 - 15.3 9.6 7.3 - 12.3
Small extent 1.0 0.0 - 5.4 3.1 1.9 - 4.8
No extent 0.0 0.0 - 3.0 1.1 0.6 - 1.8
No basis to judge/Not applicable 1.9 0.2 - 6.9 2.1 1.3 - 3.2
Missing or Nonresponse 26.5 18.2 - 36.3 65.6 62.0 - 69.3

19d. Agency leadership actively participates in these reviews

  NRC Government-wide
Question
Choices
Estimated
Percentage
Confidence
Interval
Estimated
Percentage
Confidence
Interval
Very great extent 43.2 34.9 - 51.5 7.5 5.7 - 9.8
Great extent 25.3 17.1 - 35.0 11.6 9.0 - 14.2
Moderate extent 3.0 0.6 - 8.6 7.2 5.3 - 9.6
Small extent 1.0 0.0 - 5.4 3.8 2.4 - 5.7
No extent 0.0 0.0 - 3.0 1.3 0.6 - 2.5
No basis to judge/Not applicable 2.1 0.3 - 7.1 2.9 2.1 - 3.8
Missing or Nonresponse 25.5 17.3 - 35.1 65.7 62.0 - 69.3

19e. My agency uses these reviews to identify problems or opportunities associated with agency performance goals

  NRC Government-wide
Question
Choices
Estimated
Percentage
Confidence
Interval
Estimated
Percentage
Confidence
Interval
Very great extent 25.4 17.2 - 35.1 5.7 4.1 - 7.7
Great extent 35.8 27.8 - 43.9 11.6 9.1 - 14.2
Moderate extent 7.4 3.1 - 14.4 7.7 5.7 - 10.2
Small extent 2.9 0.6 - 8.4 4.0 2.6 - 5.7
No extent 0.0 0.0 - 3.0 2.0 1.0 - 3.5
No basis to judge/Not applicable 3.0 0.6 - 8.6 3.3 2.3 - 4.5
Missing or Nonresponse 25.5 17.3 - 35.1 65.7 62.0 - 69.4

19f. Agency leadership uses these reviews to help achieve agency performance goals

  NRC Government-wide
Question
Choices
Estimated
Percentage
Confidence
Interval
Estimated
Percentage
Confidence
Interval
Very great extent 28.3 19.8 - 38.2 5.4 4.0 - 7.3
Great extent 31.0 23.2 - 38.8 10.6 8.2 - 13.0
Moderate extent 10.3 5.1 - 18.0 9.1 6.7 - 11.9
Small extent 1.9 0.2 - 6.9 4.4 2.9 - 6.3
No extent 0.0 0.0 - 3.0 1.6 0.8 - 2.8
No basis to judge/Not applicable 3.0 0.6 - 8.6 3.4 2.4 - 4.7
Missing or Nonresponse 25.5 17.3 - 35.1 65.6 61.9 - 69.3

19g. These reviews include staff with relevant knowledge needed to facilitate problem solving and identify improvement opportunities

  NRC Government-wide
Question
Choices
Estimated
Percentage
Confidence
Interval
Estimated
Percentage
Confidence
Interval
Very great extent 14.3 8.1 - 22.7 5.8 4.2 - 7.8
Great extent 28.9 21.3 - 36.6 11.1 8.6 - 14.0
Moderate extent 18.2 11.2 - 27.1 8.5 6.5 - 10.9
Small extent 10.0 4.9 - 17.7 4.5 3.0 - 6.4
No extent 0.0 0.0 - 3.0 1.5 1.0 - 2.3
No basis to judge/Not applicable 2.1 0.3 - 7.1 3.0 2.1 - 4.2
Missing or Nonresponse 26.5 18.2 - 36.3 65.6 61.9 - 69.3

19h. These reviews include officials external to the agency who contribute to the goals discussed at the reviews

  NRC Government-wide
Question
Choices
Estimated
Percentage
Confidence
Interval
Estimated
Percentage
Confidence
Interval
Very great extent 3.9 1.0 - 9.8 3.3 2.2 - 4.8
Great extent 8.0 3.5 - 15.1 5.8 4.2 - 7.8
Moderate extent 5.8 2.1 - 12.4 7.5 5.4 - 10.0
Small extent 14.2 8.0 - 22.6 5.5 3.8 - 7.8
No extent 15.2 8.8 - 23.8 4.1 2.6 - 5.9
No basis to judge/Not applicable 27.5 19.0 - 37.3 8.1 6.3 - 10.3
Missing or Nonresponse 25.5 17.3 - 35.1 65.7 62.0 - 69.4

19i. My agency has the performance information needed for these reviews

  NRC Government-wide
Question
Choices
Estimated
Percentage
Confidence
Interval
Estimated
Percentage
Confidence
Interval
Very great extent 19.2 12.0 - 28.3 5.7 4.2 - 7.6
Great extent 31.1 23.3 - 38.9 11.2 8.7 - 13.8
Moderate extent 18.2 11.2 - 27.1 9.0 6.8 - 11.6
Small extent 0.0 0.0 - 3.0 2.9 1.7 - 4.6
No extent 1.0 0.0 - 5.4 1.8 0.9 - 3.0
No basis to judge/Not applicable 5.1 1.7 - 11.4 3.4 2.4 - 4.6
Missing or Nonresponse 25.5 17.3 - 35.1 66.0 62.3 - 69.7

19j. My agency has the capacity to analyze the performance information needed for these reviews

  NRC Government-wide
Question
Choices
Estimated
Percentage
Confidence
Interval
Estimated
Percentage
Confidence
Interval
Very great extent 23.5 15.6 - 33.0 5.2 3.7 - 7.0
Great extent 28.0 19.5 - 37.8 11.9 9.4 - 14.4
Moderate extent 18.0 11.1 - 27.0 9.4 7.2 - 12.1
Small extent 4.0 1.1 - 9.9 3.4 2.1 - 5.4
No extent 0.0 0.0 - 3.0 1.3 0.6 - 2.5
No basis to judge/Not applicable 1.1 0.0 - 5.6 2.7 1.8 - 3.9
Missing or Nonresponse 25.5 17.3 - 35.1 66.0 62.3 - 69.7

19k. Performance information for these reviews is communicated to relevant parties in an easy-to-understand, useful format

  NRC Government-wide
Question
Choices
Estimated
Percentage
Confidence
Interval
Estimated
Percentage
Confidence
Interval
Very great extent 16.1 9.5 - 24.8 4.6 3.2 - 6.4
Great extent 27.3 18.9 - 37.2 10.4 8.0 - 12.7
Moderate extent 16.1 9.5 - 24.8 10.4 8.0 - 13.2
Small extent 13.1 7.2 - 21.3 4.8 3.2 - 6.9
No extent 0.0 0.0 - 3.0 1.5 0.7 - 2.7
No basis to judge/Not applicable 1.9 0.2 - 6.9 2.7 2.0 - 3.6
Missing or Nonresponse 25.5 17.3 - 35.1 65.6 61.9 - 69.3

19l. My agency has a process in place for following up on problems or opportunities identified through these reviews

  NRC Government-wide
Question
Choices
Estimated
Percentage
Confidence
Interval
Estimated
Percentage
Confidence
Interval
Very great extent 19.2 12.0 - 28.3 4.7 3.2 - 6.5
Great extent 28.3 19.8 - 38.2 10.3 8.0 - 12.6
Moderate extent 13.9 7.8 - 22.3 9.0 6.8 - 11.6
Small extent 8.1 3.6 - 15.3 5.2 3.4 - 7.5
No extent 1.0 0.0 - 5.4 1.4 0.8 - 2.3
No basis to judge/Not applicable 4.0 1.1 - 9.9 3.6 2.5 - 5.1
Missing or Nonresponse 25.5 17.3 - 35.1 65.8 62.1 - 69.5

19m. Program managers / supervisors at my level are recognized for meeting performance goals discussed at these reviews

  NRC Government-wide
Question
Choices
Estimated
Percentage
Confidence
Interval
Estimated
Percentage
Confidence
Interval
Very great extent 10.0 4.9 - 17.7 3.8 2.6 - 5.5
Great extent 21.4 13.8 - 30.7 9.7 7.4 - 12.4
Moderate extent 19.4 12.1 - 28.5 7.3 5.6 - 9.4
Small extent 11.9 6.3 - 19.9 8.2 6.0 - 10.9
No extent 8.8 4.1 - 16.2 3.0 1.9 - 4.5
No basis to judge/Not applicable 3.0 0.6 - 8.6 2.2 1.7 - 3.0
Missing or Nonresponse 25.5 17.3 - 35.1 65.6 61.9 - 69.3

19n. Program managers / supervisors at my level are penalized for not meeting performance goals discussed at these reviews

  NRC Government-wide
Question
Choices
Estimated
Percentage
Confidence
Interval
Estimated
Percentage
Confidence
Interval
Very great extent 5.1 1.7 - 11.4 1.7 1.2 - 2.4
Great extent 11.1 5.7 - 19.0 7.0 5.2 - 9.2
Moderate extent 21.2 13.6 - 30.5 9.2 7.0 - 11.9
Small extent 17.2 10.4 - 26.0 6.9 5.0 - 9.3
No extent 9.1 4.3 - 16.5 5.1 3.5 - 7.2
No basis to judge/Not applicable 10.9 5.5 - 18.7 4.5 3.3 - 5.9
Missing or Nonresponse 25.5 17.3 - 35.1 65.6 61.9 - 69.3

19o. Discussion at these reviews provides a forum for honest, constructive feedback

  NRC Government-wide
Question
Choices
Estimated
Percentage
Confidence
Interval
Estimated
Percentage
Confidence
Interval
Very great extent 10.0 4.9 - 17.7 3.4 2.3 - 4.8
Great extent 23.5 15.6 - 33.0 8.6 6.6 - 11.1
Moderate extent 18.9 11.8 - 27.9 9.6 7.3 - 12.3
Small extent 16.2 9.6 - 24.9 6.5 4.5 - 9.1
No extent 1.9 0.2 - 6.9 3.0 1.9 - 4.6
No basis to judge/Not applicable 4.0 1.1 - 9.9 3.1 2.4 - 3.9
Missing or Nonresponse 25.5 17.3 - 35.1 65.8 62.1 - 69.5

19p. These reviews have led to similar meetings at lower levels

  NRC Government-wide
Question
Choices
Estimated
Percentage
Confidence
Interval
Estimated
Percentage
Confidence
Interval
Very great extent 5.1 1.7 - 11.4 3.6 2.3 - 5.2
Great extent 25.2 17.0 - 34.8 9.0 7.0 - 11.3
Moderate extent 15.9 9.3 - 24.5 8.7 6.4 - 11.3
Small extent 18.2 11.2 - 27.1 6.7 4.6 - 9.3
No extent 7.3 3.0 - 14.2 3.0 2.0 - 4.3
No basis to judge/Not applicable 3.0 0.6 - 8.6 3.3 2.5 - 4.3
Missing or Nonresponse 25.5 17.3 - 35.1 65.8 62.1 - 69.5

19q. I think my agency's quarterly performance reviews are worthwhile

  NRC Government-wide
Question
Choices
Estimated
Percentage
Confidence
Interval
Estimated
Percentage
Confidence
Interval
Very great extent 14.2 8.0 - 22.6 4.4 3.1 - 6.0
Great extent 23.3 15.5 - 32.9 9.9 7.6 - 12.7
Moderate extent 22.9 15.1 - 32.4 9.2 7.0 - 11.8
Small extent 10.2 5.0 - 17.8 5.1 3.5 - 7.2
No extent 2.1 0.3 - 7.1 2.4 1.4 - 3.9
No basis to judge/Not applicable 1.9 0.2 - 6.9 3.3 2.5 - 4.2
Missing or Nonresponse 25.5 17.3 - 35.1 65.7 62.0 - 69.4

Section 6 - Program Evaluation

Please note:

Program Evaluations are individual, systematic studies using research methods to assess how well a program, operation or project is achieving its objectives and the reasons why it may, or may not, be performing as expected. Program evaluations answer specific questions such as how well a program is operating, whether a program is reaching targeted recipients, why a program is not achieving its desired outcomes, or whether one approach is more effective than another.

Program evaluation as defined here does not include routine program monitoring activities or quarterly performance reviews.

20. Have there been any program evaluations completed within the past 5 years for any of the program(s) / operation(s) / project(s) that you were involved with? (Select one.)

  NRC Government-wide
Question
Choices
Estimated
Percentage
Confidence
Interval
Estimated
Percentage
Confidence
Interval
Yes - Continue with question 21 59.0 50.7 - 67.3 39.9 36.0 - 43.8
No 19.1 11.9 - 28.2 17.8 15.0 - 20.6
Do not know 19.0 11.8 - 28.1 39.3 35.5 - 43.2
Missing or Nonresponse 2.9 0.6 - 8.4 2.9 1.9 - 4.4

21. For those program evaluations completed within the past 5 years, which of the following entities was primarily responsible for those studies? Note: By primarily responsible, we mean either directly conducted or contracted for those studies (Select one answer in each row.)

21a. My agency or the program itself

  NRC Government-wide
Question
Choices
Estimated
Percentage
Confidence
Interval
Estimated
Percentage
Confidence
Interval
Yes 55.0 46.6 - 63.4 34.1 30.3 - 37.8
No 1.0 0.0 - 5.4 3.9 2.2 - 6.2
Not sure 1.9 0.2 - 6.9 1.8 0.9 - 3.3
Missing or Nonresponse 42.1 33.8 - 50.4 60.3 56.4 - 64.1

21b. An individual program grantee or project

  NRC Government-wide
Question
Choices
Estimated
Percentage
Confidence
Interval
Estimated
Percentage
Confidence
Interval
Yes 9.2 4.3 - 16.6 12.5 9.8 - 15.2
No 27.0 18.6 - 36.8 15.6 12.7 - 18.5
Not sure 19.6 12.4 - 28.8 10.9 8.4 - 13.8
Missing or Nonresponse 44.2 35.8 - 52.5 61.1 57.2 - 64.9

21c. My agency's IG (Inspector General)

  NRC Government-wide
Question
Choices
Estimated
Percentage
Confidence
Interval
Estimated
Percentage
Confidence
Interval
Yes 40.0 31.7 - 48.2 19.3 16.0 - 22.7
No 9.2 4.3 - 16.6 11.4 9.0 - 13.8
Not sure 7.8 3.4 - 14.9 8.6 6.5 - 11.0
Missing or Nonresponse 43.1 34.7 - 51.4 60.7 56.8 - 64.6

21d. GAO (Government Accountability Office)

  NRC Government-wide
Question
Choices
Estimated
Percentage
Confidence
Interval
Estimated
Percentage
Confidence
Interval
Yes 33.2 25.2 - 41.1 15.1 12.2 - 18.0
No 9.9 4.9 - 17.5 12.6 9.9 - 15.3
Not sure 13.7 7.6 - 22.0 11.6 9.0 - 14.3
Missing or Nonresponse 43.2 34.9 - 51.5 60.6 56.7 - 64.5

21e. Another entity not specified above

  NRC Government-wide
Question
Choices
Estimated
Percentage
Confidence
Interval
Estimated
Percentage
Confidence
Interval
Yes 7.0 2.9 - 13.9 6.5 4.6 - 8.9
No 18.2 11.2 - 27.1 13.4 10.8 - 16.1
Not sure 30.8 23.0 - 38.5 19.0 15.7 - 22.3
Missing or Nonresponse 44.1 35.7 - 52.4 61.1 57.2 - 64.9

If you answered "Another entity not specified above," please specify the other entity here.

22. For the program(s) / operation(s) / project(s) that you were involved with over the past 5 years that were evaluated, to what extent, if at all, have the program evaluations contributed to the following activities? (Select one answer in each row.)

22a. Implementing changes to improve program management or performance

  NRC Government-wide
Question
Choices
Estimated
Percentage
Confidence
Interval
Estimated
Percentage
Confidence
Interval
Very great extent 9.0 4.2 - 16.4 5.7 4.3 - 7.4
Great extent 17.9 11.0 - 26.9 15.5 12.5 - 18.5
Moderate extent 22.0 14.4 - 31.4 11.7 9.0 - 14.3
Small extent 7.0 2.9 - 13.9 4.2 2.7 - 6.2
No extent 2.1 0.3 - 7.1 1.3 0.5 - 2.8
No basis to judge/Not applicable 1.0 0.0 - 5.4 1.3 0.5 - 2.8
Missing or Nonresponse 41.0 32.7 - 49.3 60.2 56.4 - 64.1

22b. Developing or revising performance goals

  NRC Government-wide
Question
Choices
Estimated
Percentage
Confidence
Interval
Estimated
Percentage
Confidence
Interval
Very great extent 2.9 0.6 - 8.4 4.9 3.5 - 6.6
Great extent 19.0 11.8 - 28.1 13.2 10.4 - 16.0
Moderate extent 15.1 8.7 - 23.7 11.6 8.9 - 14.2
Small extent 16.8 10.1 - 25.6 5.4 3.8 - 7.5
No extent 3.1 0.7 - 8.7 3.2 1.8 - 5.2
No basis to judge/Not applicable 1.9 0.2 - 6.9 1.5 0.7 - 3.0
Missing or Nonresponse 41.0 32.7 - 49.3 60.3 56.4 - 64.1

22c. Supplementing or explaining performance results

  NRC Government-wide
Question
Choices
Estimated
Percentage
Confidence
Interval
Estimated
Percentage
Confidence
Interval
Very great extent 5.0 1.6 - 11.2 3.7 2.7 - 4.9
Great extent 11.0 5.6 - 18.8 13.7 10.9 - 16.5
Moderate extent 19.1 11.9 - 28.2 12.5 9.7 - 15.3
Small extent 14.9 8.6 - 23.4 6.1 4.3 - 8.4
No extent 5.1 1.7 - 11.4 2.1 1.0 - 3.8
No basis to judge/Not applicable 2.9 0.6 - 8.4 1.5 0.6 - 2.9
Missing or Nonresponse 42.0 33.7 - 50.3 60.4 56.6 - 64.3

22d. Assessing program effectiveness, value or worth

  NRC Government-wide
Question
Choices
Estimated
Percentage
Confidence
Interval
Estimated
Percentage
Confidence
Interval
Very great extent 12.1 6.4 - 20.1 4.8 3.6 - 6.3
Great extent 14.0 7.9 - 22.4 14.4 11.6 - 17.3
Moderate extent 18.0 11.1 - 27.0 12.7 9.8 - 15.6
Small extent 8.0 3.5 - 15.1 4.6 3.1 - 6.5
No extent 3.9 1.0 - 9.8 1.4 0.6 - 2.9
No basis to judge/Not applicable 2.9 0.6 - 8.4 1.7 0.7 - 3.4
Missing or Nonresponse 41.0 32.7 - 49.3 60.3 56.5 - 64.2

22e. Allocating resources within the program

  NRC Government-wide
Question
Choices
Estimated
Percentage
Confidence
Interval
Estimated
Percentage
Confidence
Interval
Very great extent 5.8 2.1 - 12.4 3.5 2.7 - 4.4
Great extent 14.0 7.9 - 22.4 10.2 7.8 - 12.5
Moderate extent 17.3 10.5 - 26.2 11.1 8.6 - 14.1
Small extent 10.9 5.5 - 18.7 8.0 5.8 - 10.8
No extent 8.0 3.5 - 15.1 3.9 2.4 - 5.9
No basis to judge/Not applicable 2.9 0.6 - 8.4 2.6 1.5 - 4.3
Missing or Nonresponse 41.0 32.7 - 49.3 60.7 56.8 - 64.6

22f. Increasing understanding about the program or topic

  NRC Government-wide
Question
Choices
Estimated
Percentage
Confidence
Interval
Estimated
Percentage
Confidence
Interval
Very great extent 5.9 2.2 - 12.5 4.9 3.6 - 6.6
Great extent 17.1 10.3 - 25.9 14.2 11.4 - 17.1
Moderate extent 16.8 10.1 - 25.6 11.8 9.1 - 14.4
Small extent 7.1 2.9 - 14.1 5.1 3.4 - 7.3
No extent 7.0 2.9 - 13.9 2.0 0.9 - 3.7
No basis to judge/Not applicable 5.0 1.6 - 11.2 1.7 0.7 - 3.4
Missing or Nonresponse 41.0 32.7 - 49.3 60.3 56.4 - 64.1

22g. Sharing what works or other lessons learned with others

  NRC Government-wide
Question
Choices
Estimated
Percentage
Confidence
Interval
Estimated
Percentage
Confidence
Interval
Very great extent 5.9 2.2 - 12.5 4.5 3.4 - 5.8
Great extent 16.2 9.6 - 24.9 13.0 10.3 - 15.8
Moderate extent 16.8 10.1 - 25.6 11.4 8.8 - 14.1
Small extent 12.0 6.3 - 20.0 6.4 4.5 - 8.8
No extent 5.1 1.7 - 11.4 2.2 1.1 - 3.9
No basis to judge/Not applicable 1.9 0.2 - 6.9 2.0 0.9 - 4.0
Missing or Nonresponse 42.0 33.7 - 50.3 60.5 56.6 - 64.4

22h. Designing or supporting program reforms

  NRC Government-wide
Question
Choices
Estimated
Percentage
Confidence
Interval
Estimated
Percentage
Confidence
Interval
Very great extent 4.0 1.1 - 9.9 3.7 2.8 - 4.9
Great extent 16.1 9.5 - 24.8 11.9 9.3 - 14.4
Moderate extent 17.0 10.2 - 25.8 12.3 9.5 - 15.1
Small extent 13.0 7.1 - 21.2 6.7 4.7 - 9.1
No extent 4.0 1.1 - 9.9 2.5 1.3 - 4.2
No basis to judge/Not applicable 5.0 1.6 - 11.2 2.7 1.3 - 4.7
Missing or Nonresponse 41.0 32.7 - 49.3 60.3 56.5 - 64.2

22i. Supporting program budget requests

  NRC Government-wide
Question
Choices
Estimated
Percentage
Confidence
Interval
Estimated
Percentage
Confidence
Interval
Very great extent 1.0 0.0 - 5.4 4.0 2.7 - 5.7
Great extent 13.0 7.1 - 21.2 8.8 6.8 - 11.1
Moderate extent 19.2 12.0 - 28.3 9.4 7.1 - 12.1
Small extent 9.1 4.3 - 16.5 7.3 5.2 - 10.0
No extent 10.9 5.5 - 18.7 5.5 3.6 - 7.9
No basis to judge/Not applicable 4.9 1.6 - 11.1 4.1 2.7 - 5.9
Missing or Nonresponse 42.0 33.7 - 50.3 60.9 57.0 - 64.8

22j. Informing the public about how programs are performing

  NRC Government-wide
Question
Choices
Estimated
Percentage
Confidence
Interval
Estimated
Percentage
Confidence
Interval
Very great extent 2.1 0.3 - 7.1 2.1 1.3 - 3.2
Great extent 8.0 3.5 - 15.1 6.7 4.9 - 8.8
Moderate extent 15.9 9.3 - 24.5 9.0 6.7 - 11.8
Small extent 9.0 4.2 - 16.4 5.9 4.2 - 7.9
No extent 12.0 6.3 - 20.0 7.7 5.5 - 10.4
No basis to judge/Not applicable 12.1 6.4 - 20.1 7.9 5.8 - 10.4
Missing or Nonresponse 41.0 32.7 - 49.3 60.7 56.9 - 64.6

22k. Streamlining programs to reduce duplicative activities

  NRC Government-wide
Question
Choices
Estimated
Percentage
Confidence
Interval
Estimated
Percentage
Confidence
Interval
Very great extent 2.9 0.6 - 8.4 3.9 2.6 - 5.5
Great extent 15.0 8.7 - 23.5 6.8 5.1 - 8.8
Moderate extent 16.2 9.6 - 24.9 11.5 9.0 - 14.6
Small extent 12.8 7.0 - 21.0 7.9 5.8 - 10.6
No extent 5.9 2.2 - 12.5 4.7 3.2 - 6.8
No basis to judge/Not applicable 6.1 2.3 - 12.7 4.7 3.0 - 6.9
Missing or Nonresponse 41.0 32.7 - 49.3 60.4 56.6 - 64.3

23. Based on your experience with the program(s) / operation(s) / project(s) you were involved with over the past 5 years that were evaluated, to what extent, if at all, have the following factors hindered the agency's use of the program evaluation(s)? (Select one answer in each row.)

23a. Concerns about the credibility (validity or reliability) of study results

  NRC Government-wide
Question
Choices
Estimated
Percentage
Confidence
Interval
Estimated
Percentage
Confidence
Interval
Very great extent 1.0 0.0 - 5.4 1.5 0.7 - 2.6
Great extent 6.1 2.3 - 12.7 3.6 2.2 - 5.7
Moderate extent 10.8 5.5 - 18.6 7.6 5.7 - 10.0
Small extent 13.2 7.2 - 21.4 10.9 8.4 - 13.8
No extent 20.1 12.7 - 29.3 10.8 8.3 - 13.2
No basis to judge/Not applicable 7.9 3.4 - 15.0 5.3 3.6 - 7.5
Missing or Nonresponse 41.0 32.7 - 49.3 60.4 56.5 - 64.3

23b. Difficulty obtaining study results in time to be useful

  NRC Government-wide
Question
Choices
Estimated
Percentage
Confidence
Interval
Estimated
Percentage
Confidence
Interval
Very great extent 1.9 0.2 - 6.9 1.7 0.7 - 3.5
Great extent 1.9 0.2 - 6.9 3.2 2.0 - 4.7
Moderate extent 8.0 3.5 - 15.1 9.1 6.9 - 11.9
Small extent 16.1 9.5 - 24.8 8.8 6.8 - 11.3
No extent 24.1 16.1 - 33.7 11.4 8.8 - 14.0
No basis to judge/Not applicable 6.9 2.8 - 13.8 5.2 3.5 - 7.5
Missing or Nonresponse 41.0 32.7 - 49.3 60.6 56.7 - 64.4

23c. Difficulty resolving differences of opinion among internal or external stakeholders

  NRC Government-wide
Question
Choices
Estimated
Percentage
Confidence
Interval
Estimated
Percentage
Confidence
Interval
Very great extent 2.9 0.6 - 8.4 2.5 1.3 - 4.4
Great extent 4.9 1.6 - 11.1 4.5 3.1 - 6.4
Moderate extent 6.1 2.3 - 12.7 10.1 7.8 - 12.9
Small extent 23.1 15.3 - 32.6 9.0 6.7 - 11.6
No extent 11.1 5.7 - 19.0 7.9 5.8 - 10.3
No basis to judge/Not applicable 10.9 5.5 - 18.7 5.5 3.8 - 7.6
Missing or Nonresponse 41.0 32.7 - 49.3 60.5 56.6 - 64.4

23d. Concerns that the evaluation did not address issues that are important to decision-makers

  NRC Government-wide
Question
Choices
Estimated
Percentage
Confidence
Interval
Estimated
Percentage
Confidence
Interval
Very great extent 1.9 0.2 - 6.9 1.5 0.8 - 2.7
Great extent 3.0 0.6 - 8.6 4.2 2.6 - 6.4
Moderate extent 13.7 7.6 - 22.0 10.0 7.6 - 12.4
Small extent 15.4 8.9 - 23.9 10.2 7.8 - 13.0
No extent 18.0 11.1 - 27.0 8.0 6.1 - 10.3
No basis to judge/Not applicable 6.9 2.8 - 13.8 5.1 3.3 - 7.3
Missing or Nonresponse 41.0 32.7 - 49.3 61.0 57.1 - 64.8

23e. Difficulty distinguishing between the results produced by the program and the results caused by other factors

  NRC Government-wide
Question
Choices
Estimated
Percentage
Confidence
Interval
Estimated
Percentage
Confidence
Interval
Very great extent 1.9 0.2 - 6.9 1.4 0.7 - 2.5
Great extent 3.9 1.0 - 9.8 5.4 3.5 - 7.8
Moderate extent 13.9 7.8 - 22.3 10.7 8.2 - 13.6
Small extent 15.2 8.8 - 23.8 8.3 6.3 - 10.7
No extent 17.1 10.3 - 25.9 7.8 5.9 - 10.0
No basis to judge/Not applicable 6.9 2.8 - 13.8 6.0 4.1 - 8.3
Missing or Nonresponse 41.0 32.7 - 49.3 60.6 56.7 - 64.4

23f. Lack of staff who are knowledgeable about interpreting or analyzing program evaluation results

  NRC Government-wide
Question
Choices
Estimated
Percentage
Confidence
Interval
Estimated
Percentage
Confidence
Interval
Very great extent 2.9 0.6 - 8.4 2.5 1.3 - 4.4
Great extent 2.9 0.6 - 8.4 5.0 3.2 - 7.5
Moderate extent 6.9 2.8 - 13.8 8.8 6.6 - 11.5
Small extent 19.4 12.1 - 28.5 8.3 6.3 - 10.6
No extent 20.0 12.6 - 29.2 10.1 7.7 - 12.4
No basis to judge/Not applicable 6.9 2.8 - 13.8 4.8 3.1 - 6.9
Missing or Nonresponse 41.0 32.7 - 49.3 60.5 56.7 - 64.4

23g. Difficulty determining how to use evaluation findings to improve the program

  NRC Government-wide
Question
Choices
Estimated
Percentage
Confidence
Interval
Estimated
Percentage
Confidence
Interval
Very great extent 1.0 0.0 - 5.4 0.9 0.3 - 2.0
Great extent 5.0 1.6 - 11.2 3.3 2.0 - 5.2
Moderate extent 10.9 5.5 - 18.7 10.8 8.3 - 13.8
Small extent 20.1 12.7 - 29.3 10.3 8.0 - 12.7
No extent 15.1 8.7 - 23.7 9.5 7.3 - 12.1
No basis to judge/Not applicable 6.9 2.8 - 13.8 4.6 3.0 - 6.8
Missing or Nonresponse 41.0 32.7 - 49.3 60.6 56.7 - 64.4

23h. Difficulty generalizing the results to other persons or locations

  NRC Government-wide
Question
Choices
Estimated
Percentage
Confidence
Interval
Estimated
Percentage
Confidence
Interval
Very great extent 1.9 0.2 - 6.9 0.6 0.1 - 1.9
Great extent 1.0 0.0 - 5.4 3.1 1.8 - 5.0
Moderate extent 10.0 4.9 - 17.7 8.3 6.3 - 10.8
Small extent 18.2 11.2 - 27.1 12.3 9.6 - 15.1
No extent 18.0 11.1 - 27.0 9.5 7.3 - 12.1
No basis to judge/Not applicable 9.8 4.8 - 17.4 5.3 3.6 - 7.4
Missing or Nonresponse 41.0 32.7 - 49.3 60.7 56.9 - 64.6

23i. Difficulty accepting evaluation findings that do not conform to expectations

  NRC Government-wide
Question
Choices
Estimated
Percentage
Confidence
Interval
Estimated
Percentage
Confidence
Interval
Very great extent 3.9 1.0 - 9.8 1.3 0.6 - 2.5
Great extent 4.0 1.1 - 9.9 3.8 2.3 - 6.0
Moderate extent 8.0 3.5 - 15.1 6.4 4.7 - 8.6
Small extent 18.0 11.1 - 27.0 11.6 9.0 - 14.6
No extent 17.2 10.4 - 26.0 11.1 8.7 - 13.6
No basis to judge/Not applicable 6.9 2.8 - 13.8 5.1 3.4 - 7.2
Missing or Nonresponse 42.0 33.7 - 50.3 60.6 56.7 - 64.5

23j. Lack of ongoing top executive commitment or support for using program evaluation to make program or funding decisions

  NRC Government-wide
Question
Choices
Estimated
Percentage
Confidence
Interval
Estimated
Percentage
Confidence
Interval
Very great extent 1.0 0.0 - 5.4 2.3 1.2 - 4.0
Great extent 3.9 1.0 - 9.8 4.5 2.9 - 6.7
Moderate extent 5.9 2.2 - 12.5 7.7 5.7 - 10.2
Small extent 16.2 9.6 - 24.9 7.1 5.2 - 9.5
No extent 24.1 16.1 - 33.7 11.2 8.8 - 13.7
No basis to judge/Not applicable 7.9 3.4 - 15.0 6.6 4.6 - 9.0
Missing or Nonresponse 41.0 32.7 - 49.3 60.6 56.7 - 64.4

23k. Lack of ongoing Congressional commitment or support for using program evaluation to make program or funding decisions

  NRC Government-wide
Question
Choices
Estimated
Percentage
Confidence
Interval
Estimated
Percentage
Confidence
Interval
Very great extent 1.9 0.2 - 6.9 2.7 1.6 - 4.4
Great extent 3.9 1.0 - 9.8 3.5 2.2 - 5.1
Moderate extent 2.9 0.6 - 8.4 5.8 4.1 - 7.9
Small extent 11.5 6.0 - 19.4 5.8 4.0 - 8.1
No extent 13.9 7.8 - 22.3 7.8 5.7 - 10.4
No basis to judge/Not applicable 24.8 16.7 - 34.5 13.9 11.0 - 16.8
Missing or Nonresponse 41.0 32.7 - 49.3 60.5 56.6 - 64.4

23l. Lack of resources to implement the evaluation findings

  NRC Government-wide
Question
Choices
Estimated
Percentage
Confidence
Interval
Estimated
Percentage
Confidence
Interval
Very great extent 6.9 2.8 - 13.8 5.1 3.4 - 7.4
Great extent 4.0 1.1 - 9.9 6.2 4.5 - 8.2
Moderate extent 16.7 10.0 - 25.5 9.4 7.1 - 12.1
Small extent 13.4 7.4 - 21.7 6.7 4.9 - 9.0
No extent 8.0 3.5 - 15.1 6.2 4.3 - 8.6
No basis to judge/Not applicable 9.0 4.2 - 16.4 5.4 3.7 - 7.6
Missing or Nonresponse 42.0 33.7 - 50.3 60.9 57.1 - 64.8

24. Based on your experience with the program(s) / operation(s) / project(s) you were involved with over the past 5 years that were evaluated, to what extent, if at all, have the following factors facilitated the agency's use of the program evaluation(s)? (Select one answer in each row.)

24a. Top executive commitment or support for using program evaluation to make program or funding decisions

  NRC Government-wide
Question
Choices
Estimated
Percentage
Confidence
Interval
Estimated
Percentage
Confidence
Interval
Very great extent 5.2 1.8 - 11.5 4.9 3.3 - 6.9
Great extent 23.1 15.3 - 32.6 9.8 7.6 - 12.4
Moderate extent 13.0 7.1 - 21.2 11.2 8.6 - 14.2
Small extent 4.0 1.1 - 9.9 5.4 3.6 - 7.8
No extent 5.9 2.2 - 12.5 1.9 1.1 - 3.0
No basis to judge/Not applicable 7.8 3.4 - 14.9 6.1 4.3 - 8.3
Missing or Nonresponse 41.0 32.7 - 49.3 60.7 56.8 - 64.6

24b. Congressional requests or mandates

  NRC Government-wide
Question
Choices
Estimated
Percentage
Confidence
Interval
Estimated
Percentage
Confidence
Interval
Very great extent 7.9 3.4 - 15.0 2.7 1.6 - 4.4
Great extent 12.1 6.4 - 20.1 6.5 4.6 - 8.8
Moderate extent 11.8 6.2 - 19.7 10.2 7.7 - 13.1
Small extent 7.1 2.9 - 14.1 3.6 2.4 - 5.1
No extent 4.2 1.2 - 10.2 4.2 2.7 - 6.3
No basis to judge/Not applicable 15.9 9.3 - 24.5 12.1 9.5 - 14.7
Missing or Nonresponse 41.0 32.7 - 49.3 60.8 56.9 - 64.6

24c. Consultation with stakeholders on the agency's evaluation agenda

  NRC Government-wide
Question
Choices
Estimated
Percentage
Confidence
Interval
Estimated
Percentage
Confidence
Interval
Very great extent 2.9 0.6 - 8.4 3.1 1.9 - 4.8
Great extent 10.2 5.0 - 17.8 8.1 6.0 - 10.6
Moderate extent 12.7 6.9 - 20.9 10.4 8.1 - 13.2
Small extent 8.2 3.7 - 15.4 5.0 3.3 - 7.2
No extent 5.1 1.7 - 11.4 3.7 2.3 - 5.8
No basis to judge/Not applicable 18.9 11.8 - 27.9 8.8 6.7 - 11.4
Missing or Nonresponse 42.0 33.7 - 50.3 60.9 57.0 - 64.8

24d. Importance of the evaluation's issues to agency decision makers

  NRC Government-wide
Question
Choices
Estimated
Percentage
Confidence
Interval
Estimated
Percentage
Confidence
Interval
Very great extent 7.0 2.9 - 13.9 3.7 2.4 - 5.4
Great extent 20.0 12.6 - 29.2 10.0 7.7 - 12.7
Moderate extent 18.0 11.1 - 27.0 10.7 8.3 - 13.6
Small extent 4.1 1.2 - 10.1 4.8 3.2 - 7.0
No extent 3.0 0.6 - 8.6 2.5 1.3 - 4.4
No basis to judge/Not applicable 6.8 2.7 - 13.6 6.3 4.5 - 8.5
Missing or Nonresponse 41.0 32.7 - 49.3 61.9 58.0 - 65.7

24e. Program staff involvement in planning and conducting evaluation studies

  NRC Government-wide
Question
Choices
Estimated
Percentage
Confidence
Interval
Estimated
Percentage
Confidence
Interval
Very great extent 4.0 1.1 - 9.9 2.7 1.9 - 3.8
Great extent 16.1 9.5 - 24.8 10.9 8.4 - 13.9
Moderate extent 19.0 11.8 - 28.1 11.1 8.6 - 14.1
Small extent 8.2 3.7 - 15.4 4.2 2.8 - 5.8
No extent 2.9 0.6 - 8.4 3.5 2.0 - 5.5
No basis to judge/Not applicable 4.9 1.6 - 11.1 6.4 4.5 - 8.7
Missing or Nonresponse 44.9 36.5 - 53.3 61.2 57.3 - 65.0

24f. Providing program staff or grantees with technical assistance on evaluation and its use

  NRC Government-wide
Question
Choices
Estimated
Percentage
Confidence
Interval
Estimated
Percentage
Confidence
Interval
Very great extent 3.0 0.6 - 8.6 2.3 1.5 - 3.4
Great extent 12.1 6.4 - 20.1 7.4 5.4 - 9.9
Moderate extent 17.0 10.2 - 25.8 11.8 9.2 - 14.9
Small extent 7.1 2.9 - 14.1 5.1 3.6 - 7.0
No extent 5.0 1.6 - 11.2 3.5 2.2 - 5.4
No basis to judge/Not applicable 14.8 8.5 - 23.3 8.5 6.3 - 11.1
Missing or Nonresponse 41.0 32.7 - 49.3 61.4 57.5 - 65.3

24g. Agency staff ability to make recommended program changes

  NRC Government-wide
Question
Choices
Estimated
Percentage
Confidence
Interval
Estimated
Percentage
Confidence
Interval
Very great extent 1.0 0.0 - 5.4 1.8 1.3 - 2.4
Great extent 17.1 10.3 - 25.9 9.3 7.2 - 11.8
Moderate extent 23.0 15.2 - 32.5 14.4 11.3 - 17.4
Small extent 9.8 4.8 - 17.4 6.6 4.7 - 9.0
No extent 5.2 1.8 - 11.5 2.2 1.2 - 3.6
No basis to judge/Not applicable 2.9 0.6 - 8.4 4.6 3.0 - 6.7
Missing or Nonresponse 41.0 32.7 - 49.3 61.2 57.3 - 65.1

24h. Agency policies or procedures to ensure evaluation quality

  NRC Government-wide
Question
Choices
Estimated
Percentage
Confidence
Interval
Estimated
Percentage
Confidence
Interval
Very great extent 2.1 0.3 - 7.1 2.2 1.4 - 3.2
Great extent 16.2 9.6 - 24.9 8.7 6.5 - 11.4
Moderate extent 18.8 11.7 - 27.8 13.9 11.0 - 16.8
Small extent 9.1 4.3 - 16.5 6.0 4.2 - 8.3
No extent 8.0 3.5 - 15.1 3.0 1.8 - 4.7
No basis to judge/Not applicable 4.9 1.6 - 11.1 5.0 3.4 - 7.0
Missing or Nonresponse 41.0 32.7 - 49.3 61.2 57.4 - 65.1

24i. Clear implications of results for improving program design or management

  NRC Government-wide
Question
Choices
Estimated
Percentage
Confidence
Interval
Estimated
Percentage
Confidence
Interval
Very great extent 2.1 0.3 - 7.1 2.1 1.3 - 3.2
Great extent 19.4 12.1 - 28.5 9.8 7.5 - 12.5
Moderate extent 12.8 7.0 - 21.0 13.4 10.5 - 16.3
Small extent 9.9 4.9 - 17.5 5.2 3.6 - 7.2
No extent 7.0 2.9 - 13.9 3.9 2.3 - 6.1
No basis to judge/Not applicable 7.8 3.4 - 14.9 4.4 3.0 - 6.4
Missing or Nonresponse 41.0 32.7 - 49.3 61.1 57.3 - 65.0

24j. Consideration of evaluation findings in agency quarterly performance reviews

  NRC Government-wide
Question
Choices
Estimated
Percentage
Confidence
Interval
Estimated
Percentage
Confidence
Interval
Very great extent 2.1 0.3 - 7.1 1.4 0.9 - 1.9
Great extent 13.1 7.2 - 21.3 4.1 2.7 - 5.9
Moderate extent 13.9 7.8 - 22.3 10.7 8.2 - 13.8
Small extent 12.1 6.4 - 20.1 5.2 3.5 - 7.3
No extent 5.1 1.7 - 11.4 4.1 2.6 - 6.2
No basis to judge/Not applicable 12.7 6.9 - 20.9 13.5 10.8 - 16.3
Missing or Nonresponse 41.0 32.7 - 49.3 61.0 57.1 - 64.9

24k. Internal presentations of evaluation methods or findings (e.g. brown bags)

  NRC Government-wide
Question
Choices
Estimated
Percentage
Confidence
Interval
Estimated
Percentage
Confidence
Interval
Very great extent 1.1 0.0 - 5.6 1.6 0.9 - 2.7
Great extent 9.8 4.8 - 17.4 6.1 4.4 - 8.3
Moderate extent 18.9 11.8 - 27.9 11.5 8.9 - 14.6
Small extent 11.0 5.6 - 18.8 7.1 5.2 - 9.5
No extent 7.1 2.9 - 14.1 4.3 2.8 - 6.3
No basis to judge/Not applicable 11.0 5.6 - 18.8 7.7 5.7 - 10.1
Missing or Nonresponse 41.0 32.7 - 49.3 61.6 57.7 - 65.4

24l. Tracking implementation of study recommendations

  NRC Government-wide
Question
Choices
Estimated
Percentage
Confidence
Interval
Estimated
Percentage
Confidence
Interval
Very great extent 3.0 0.6 - 8.6 2.2 1.2 - 3.6
Great extent 15.0 8.7 - 23.5 5.1 3.7 - 6.9
Moderate extent 15.2 8.8 - 23.8 14.1 11.1 - 17.2
Small extent 12.0 6.3 - 20.0 5.7 4.2 - 7.6
No extent 5.9 2.2 - 12.5 3.8 2.3 - 5.8
No basis to judge/Not applicable 7.8 3.4 - 14.9 8.0 5.9 - 10.6
Missing or Nonresponse 41.0 32.7 - 49.3 61.1 57.2 - 65.0

Section 7 - Comments and Final Response Submission


The results in this section are intentionally not reported.