Managing for Results: Experiences of Selected Credit Programs

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DIANE Publishing, Jun 1, 1998 - 56 pages
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This report on the Government Performance and Results Act of 1993, also referred to as "GPRA" or "the Results Act," provides information and context on major credit agencies' efforts to implement the Act. Also describes the efforts of the Federal Credit Policy Working Group -- an interagency advisory group on credit management policy -- to develop common performance measures for credit programs. For this review, credit programs were selected that varied in terms of type of program (e.g., housing and education loans); mode of credit delivery (e.g., direct and guaranteed loans); and program size as measured by the amount of outstanding loans.
 

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Page 36 - ... to achieve those goals through its activities and through its human, capital, information, and other resources. Under GPRA, agency strategic plans are the starting point for agencies to set annual goals for programs and to measure the performance of the programs in achieving those goals. Also, GPRA requires each agency to submit to the Office of Management and Budget (OMB), beginning for fiscal year 1999, an annual performance plan. The first annual performance plans are to be submitted in the...
Page 36 - Act (GPRA) is the primary legislative framework through which agencies will be required to set strategic goals, measure performance, and report on the degree to which goals were met.
Page 1 - ... evaluation, as well as the FDIC's internal evaluation completed on January 10, 2003. Thus, management and security of information technology resources continues to warrant management attention. Assessment of Corporate Performance The Government Performance and Results Act (Results Act) of 1993 was enacted to improve the efficiency, effectiveness, and accountability of federal programs by establishing a system for setting goals, measuring performance, and reporting on accomplishments. The Results...
Page 36 - GPRA authorizes agencies to apply for managerial flexibility waivers in their annual performance plans beginning with fiscal year 1999. The authority of agencies to request waivers of administrative procedural requirements and controls is intended to provide federal managers with more flexibility to structure agency systems to better support program goals. The nonstatutory requirements that OMB can waive under...
Page 37 - ... fiscal year 1999. The authority of agencies to request waivers of administrative procedural requirements and controls is intended to provide federal managers with more flexibility to structure agency systems to better support program goals. The nonstatutory requirements that OMB can waive under GPRA generally involve the allocation and use of resources, such as restrictions on shifting funds among items within a budget account. Agencies must report in their annual performance reports on the use...
Page 36 - ... goals outlined in the agency's strategic plan and what managers and employees do day to day. In essence, this plan is to contain the annual performance goals the agency will use to gauge its progress toward accomplishing its strategic goals and identify the performance measures the agency will use to assess its progress. Also, OMB will use individual agencies...
Page 12 - ... output measure" means the tabulation, calculation, or recording of activity or effort and can be expressed in a quantitative or qualitative manner; (4) "performance goal" means a target level of performance expressed as a tangible, measurable objective, against which actual achievement can be compared, including a goal expressed as a quantitative standard, value, or rate; (5) "performance indicator...
Page 36 - It requires each federal agency to develop, no later than by the end of fiscal year 1997, strategic plans that cover a period of at least 5 years and include the agency's mission statement; identify the agency's long-term strategic goals; and describe how the agency intends to achieve those goals through its activities and through its human, capital, information, and other resources. Under GPRA...
Page 56 - The Government Performance and Results Act: 1997 Govemmentwide Implementation Will Be Uneven (GAO/GGD-97-109, June 2, 1997). Agencies' Strategic Plans Under GPRA: Key Questions to Facilitate Congressional Review (GAO/GGD-10.
Page 5 - GISRA supplements information security requirements established in the Computer Security Act of 1987, the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995...

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