Budget and Performance Integration
One of the five initiatives on the Presidents Management Agenda is budget and performance integration. This initiative builds on the Government Performance and Results Act of 1993 (GPRA) and previous efforts to identify program goals and performance measures and to link them with the budget process. The FY 2003 Presidents Budget was the first to include explicit assessments of program performance
Spring Review Guidance
The Office of Management and Budget (OMB) is currently refining and improving this program assessment process in preparation for the FY 2004 Budget Review. One of the elements of the improved assessment process is the use of a common analytic tool the Program Assessment Rating Tool (PART). OMB is testing an early version of the PART on a selected group of programs during the Spring Review process. OMB is also inviting comments on the PART and program selection guidance from a wide range of interested parties inside and outside of the Federal government. The elements of the Spring Review guidance may be obtained by clicking on the appropriate heading below.
-- PART Questions and Selection Scoring worksheets for following program types:
(Note: Both .pdf and Excel versions of these worksheets are available for download. The .pdf files only contain the PART Questions and Scoring worksheets. However, there are three spreadsheets in each Excel file, the second of which is the PART Questions and Scoring worksheet for that program type.)
Feedback on each element of the proposed assessment process or on the overall process is invited and may be provided through the Internet at http://hydra.gsa.gov/survey/ombfeedback/ by clicking this underlined address. Visitors to this web site will be prompted to answer the following questions on specific aspects of the Spring Review guidance to assist OMB in compiling the feedback results. However, general comments and recommendations will be accepted as well.