DOC is making
good progress on all management agenda items.
Capital — DOC has a strong foundation for improved human
capital management. For example, it has a restructuring plan for
the Economic Development Administration that moves people from headquarters
to regional offices, to provide more direct service. DOC has reduced
its lost-time accident rate by 21 percent since 2000, and proposes
strengthening its safety program in 2004.
Sourcing — DOC has studied one percent of its commercial
positions, but has committed to study 20 percent during 2003. Census
is conducting a major public-private cost comparison and competition
of 225 positions. The study covers a variety of clerical and administrative
support jobs. Once at least 15 percent of DOC’s positions
have been studied, its status will improve to yellow.
Financial Performance — DOC has received three years of
unqualified opinions on its consolidated financial statements. DOC
expects to resolve its material weaknesses – information security
and system integration -- through its new financial system and security
enhancements. As of January 2003, 85 percent of DOC was already
using a compliant system, and the Department will complete implementation
E-Government — DOC has provided business cases for all
major IT investments and 60 percent of all IT investments. DOC provides
quarterly updates on IT security, and is working to address remaining
deficiencies. DOC is managing partner for the International Trade
Process Streamlining E-Government initiative to help expand exports
from U.S. firms, and provides assistance to several other initiatives.
Integration — DOC’s Budget in Brief will provide
a clear presentation of the Department-wide performance budget for
indicate change in status since baseline evaluation on September 30,
Ten Commerce programs
were reviewed for performance effectiveness. The Administration proposes
a variety of measures to address performance issues identified in the
review, such as increasing funding where needed for core activities, reducing
funds for low-priority programs, and instituting management reforms. The
evaluations of, and recommendations for these programs, are highlighted
in the accompanying summaries.