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Department of Energy: Performance Evaluations Could Better Assess Management and Operating Contractor Costs

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Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy The Assistant Secretary for the Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy should update its policy to require that Performance Evaluation Reports include quality information on cost performance to enable an overall assessment of Management and Operating contractor cost performance. (Recommendation 2)
Open – Partially Addressed

The Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (EERE) partially concurred with the recommendation. As of June 2022, EERE officials had revised a Performance Objective in the fiscal year 2022 Performance Evaluation Measurement Plan (PEMP) to directly address lab-wide cost management and cost performance and provided more detail on specific cost performance elements to be considered as part of the Performance Objective. Officials stated that EERE had not revised its policy to require this type of cost performance assessment in future PEMPs because their process guidance does not get into

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