Letter from Clay Johnson - February 2004
The most recent scorecard used to assess implementation of the President's Management Agenda
shows that we have made real progress towards becoming results oriented.
- We have significantly improved our performance in about half of the 130 management areas
that are the focus of the PMA, up from just 15 percent two years ago. (Twenty-six agencies
x five-government areas in need of management improvement, for a total of 130 scores.)
- We improved in 28 areas in 2003, versus 14 in 2002, and achieved six additional green
scores in 2003, versus only 2 in 2002.
Agencies are taking ownership of the President's Management Agenda to make lasting management
improvements. We are beginning to more responsibly account for the people's money and maximize
the value of our human resources. We're using competitive sourcing to perform commercial
activities at the best value to the taxpayer and bringing service delivery and IT management to
new levels. Perhaps most importantly, we're making significant budget and management decisions
based on meaningful information about how programs are performing, and if programs aren't performing
as intended, we're figuring out what to do about it.
The Department of Energy and the Office of Personnel Management have made the most progress since
the launch of the President's Management Agenda in August 2001: neither has a red condition. These
agencies are leading the pack with regard to management improvement and are furthest along to
becoming the well managed, results-oriented organizations we want the whole government to become.
Congratulations to NASA (Sean O'Keefe, Fred Gregory, Vicki Novak and Steve Isakowitz) for moving
to green on both Human Capital and Budget and Performance Integration; NASA is the first agency
to get to green on these two initiatives, and NASA and NSF are the only two agencies with 2 green
status scores. The Department of Education (Rod Paige and Jack Martin) moved to green for Financial
Management, while OPM (Kay James, Clarence Crawford and Norman Enger) moved to green on EGov. We
will soon be helping NASA, Education, and OPM celebrate these notable results.
Clay Johnson Reports on Status of PMA - February, 2004
Clay Johnson Reports on Status of PMA - November, 2003
Clay Johnson Reports on Status of PMA - July, 2003
Clay Johnson Reports on Status of PMA - May, 2003
Mark W. Everson Reports on the Status of the PMA - December 1, 2002
Mark W. Everson Reports on the Status of the PMA - September 1, 2002