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November 5, 2007
Contact: OMB Communications, 202-395-7254


WASHINGTON – Today, the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) released the latest President’s Management Agenda (PMA) scorecard, which included nine upgrades for performance status and eight upgrades for progress.  The Department of Labor returned to Green for status on all five PMA initiatives.  The fourth quarter PMA scorecard can be found at:     

“At this point, we’re very focused on institutionalizing these reforms through 2008 and beyond,” said Clay Johnson, OMB’s Deputy Director for Management.  “While agencies have shown great progress in implementing these requirements, there remains a lot of work to be done.  Over the last six years, Federal employees have developed significant new employee, financial, cost, investment, and performance management skills, and we want to ensure Federal agencies continue to improve each year as a result.” 

The PMA Scorecard tracks how well the departments and major agencies are executing the five government-wide management initiatives: Performance Improvement, Competitive Sourcing, E-Gov, Human Capital, and Improving Financial Performance.  The quarterly release of the PMA scorecards is designed to make agency management more accountable to its stakeholders, recognize agency success, and boost government performance.

This quarter, Federal agencies were required to develop and implement an IT breach notification policy within 120 days of the issuance of OMB directive M-07-16.  Agencies which did not complete all of the privacy and security requirements identified in the memo received a downgrade in E-Gov progress.  OMB will continue working with agencies to help them strengthen their information security and privacy programs, especially as they relate to the protection of personally identifiable information.

“Transparency holds employees accountable for achieving their goals,” said Johnson, “and we must continue a culture of transparency to continue performance improvement.”