Agency Performance Plans: Examples of Practices That Can Improve Usefulness to Decisionmakers

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DIANE Publishing, Mar 1, 2001 - 51 pages
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The Gov't. Performance and Results Act of 1993 seeks to improve the effectiveness, efficiency, and accountability of Fed. programs by establishing a system for agencies to set goals for program performance and to measure results. In 1998 a report summarized observations on agencies' plans and identified opportunities to improve the usefulness of future performance plans (PP). This report builds on those improve. opportunities by: identifying and describing practices that were applied in some PP that might improve the usefulness of all agencies' annual PP; and providing examples from agencies' FY 1999 PP that illustrate each practice.

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