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    Subject Term: "Performance budgeting"

    1 publication with a total of 1 open recommendation
    Director: Mihm, J Christopher
    Phone: (202)512-3236

    1 open recommendations
    Recommendation: To better leverage agency quarterly performance reviews as a mechanism to manage performance toward agency priority and other agency-level performance goals, the Director of the Office of Management and Budget should work with the Performance Improvement Council and other relevant groups to identify and share promising practices to help agencies extend their quarterly performance reviews to include, as relevant, representatives from outside organizations that contribute to achieving their agency performance goals.

    Agency: Executive Office of the President: Office of Management and Budget
    Status: Open

    Comments: As of August 2017, OMB and the PIC have taken little action to address this recommendation. According to PIC staff, the PIC continues to work with agencies to identify examples where agencies have included representatives from outside organizations in quarterly reviews, and to identify promising practices based on those experiences. As those promising practices are identified, PIC staff plan to disseminate them through the PIC Internal Reviews Working Group and other venues. OMB staff said that while they have found it is useful to engage external stakeholders in improving program delivery at times, agencies view reviews as internal agency management meetings. OMB staff reiterated past statements that it would not always be appropriate to regularly include external representatives because agencies viewed reviews as internal agency management meetings. In August 2017, OMB staff told us they plan to hold a summit with agencies later in the year to discuss the implementation of various performance management requirements, which could include agencies highlighting experiences and promising practices related to involving external officials in their data-driven reviews. We will continue to monitor progress.