Note that the disposition of these cases does not prohibit the Comelec from resorting to direct contracting anew or other alternative method of procurement with any service contractor, subject to compliance with the conditions provided in the GPRA
and all the pertinent rules and procedures, the 56-page ruling read.
When 24 federal agencies issued their first GPRA
reports in 1999, the Mercatus Center at George Mason University embarked on what became a ten-year research program evaluating the quality of disclosure.
PROPOSALS The OMB guidance documents--notably EO 12,866 and Circular A-11 (which includes GPRA
guidance)--incorporate many key principles of performance management and regulatory analysis that are well grounded in scholarly literature.
GAO has previously reported that GPRA
, with its focus on strategic planning, the development of long-term goals, and accountability for results, provides a framework Congress, OMB, and executive branch agencies can use to consider the appropriate mix of long-term strategic goals and strategies needed to identify and address issues that cut across agency boundaries.
One needs to remember that GPRA
was a legislated executive management reform and, as such, was expected to be caught in the crossfire between executive and legislative factions.
codes for a protein appears at different levels in the lungs of people with and without asthma, the researchers yesterday reported in the journal Science.
At about the same time, Congress enacted GPRA
to "improve the confidence of the American people in the capability of the federal government, by systematically holding federal agencies accountable for achieving program results." (2) To achieve its aim, the act requires all federal departments to formulate five-year strategic plans, develop annual performance plans, and report annually to Congress and the president on actual performance.
was initially received with the same skepticism as previous management reform initiatives in the federal government (Exhibit 1), its proponents quickly sought to demonstrate how the Act avoided some of the problems that plagued earlier reform efforts.
To accomplish these goals, the major provisions of the GPRA
require federal organizations to develop strategic and annual performance plans, and make annual performance reports consisting of comparisons between actual performance and the goals established in the strategic plan.
repeats the tendency of architects of management reform to focus on what have turned out to be fairly ineffective approaches.
ARL, depending on how one analyzes the Defense Department's organizational chart, is 5 to 10 levels down from where the actual GPRA
reporting responsibility resides.
requirements are built around several processes.