February 14, 2001
FOR THE HEADS AND ACTING HEADS OF DEPARTMENTS AND AGENCIES
Goals and Management Initiatives for the FY 2002 Budget
Attached to this memorandum is the guidance information we need to meet the legal obligation for the submittal of the federal governments government-wide performance plan. The guidance also asks that you include performance goals for significant reforms in your agency's performance plan.
The federal governments record on performance needs to improve. The past Administration, Congress, and the General Accounting Office concluded that we still have much work to do to improve the management and performance of the federal government. This task will not be easy and it will take time, but I believe we must endeavor over the next four years to make dramatic improvements in the management and performance of the federal government.
This years budget is just the first step in this process. I ask you to quickly and fully meet the guidance set forth in the attachment so that we can begin the process of getting the results out of government that the President promised during his campaign.