Naming the New GPRA

 1.      GPRA 2.0 (highest number of votes, but it’ll be so retro in 10-15 years!)

2.      Other (a close second, but with many options)

a.       GPRMA

b.      GPRA 2010

c.       GPRA II

d.      GPRA Plus

e.       Better Results

f.       Ignored (and the submitter even apologized, noting “unfortunate but true”)

3.      GPRA Mod (probably sounds too much like a TV show)

GPRA Mod Act of 2010 Explained: Part 8

Other Implementation Provisions.  The new law contains a number of other implementation provisions worth highlighting:

GPRA Mod Act of 2010 Explained: Part 7

Governance of Overall Performance System.  After the original GPRA was adopted in 1993, President Clinton designated the deputy secretaries as their department’s “chief operating officers” responsible for overall management and performance issues, and this was continued by subsequent administrations.  President George W.

GPRA Mod Act of 2010 Explained: Part 6

Federal Priority Goal Reviews.  According to the Senate committee report, the new law: 

“attempts to lay out a process for reviewing progress towards the federal government priority goals on, at minimum, a quarterly basis. For each federal government priority goal, the Director of OMB should review the progress achieved during the most recent quarter and the likelihood of meeting the performance target.

GPRA Mod Act of 2010 Explained: Part 5

The original GPRA requires OMB to develop a governmentwide annual performance plan.  OMB chose to designate the President’s budget as meeting that requirement.   Separately, GAO’s 2004 report recommended a governmentwide strategic plan, but OMB saw that as infeasible.  The new law attempts another approach.

GPRA Mod Act of 2010 Explained: Part 4

Agency Performance Updates.  According to the Senate committee report, the new law:

“. . . requires agencies to provide a performance update at least annually, occurring no later than 150 days after the end of the fiscal year. However, agencies are encouraged to provide more frequent updates that would provide significant value to the federal government, Congress, or – as noted in the statute:  “. . . program partners at a reasonable level of administrative burden.” 

GPRA Mod Act of 2010 Explained: Part 3

Agency Annual Performance Plans.  The Senate committee report notes:  “GPRA requires executive agencies to develop annual performance plans covering each program activity in the agencies’ budgets.”

It continues, noting that the new law:

GPRA Mod Act of 2010 Explained: Part 2

Agency Strategic Plans.  According to the Senate committee report accompanying the new law:

Our Top 10 Most-Read Blog Posts in 2010!

1.      Congress Hits Refresh Button on the Results Act (October 5, 2010)

Senator Tom Carper (D-DE) summarized the need for a refresh when he introduced his bill with bipartisan support:  "Producing information does not by itself improve performance and experts from both sides of the aisle agree that the solutions developed in 1993 have not worked.”

Weekly Roundup: August 22 - 26, 2016

Safe Place for Ideas? FedScoop reports: “Federal Chief Information Officer Tony Scott would like to see a better system in place by which the government could solicit ideas for improvement without those ideas being stolen by competitors looking for an edge in landing a lucrative federal contract.  . . .

Pages

Your cart

Your cart is empty.