Grading implementation of the PMA.
The Five Initatives
Updates on five aspects of the PMA.
Departments report on the PMA.
How They Did It
Stories about achieving breakthrough results in government.
Additional management improvements.
Frequently asked questions about the PMA.
The President's Management Council
The President has called for a bold agenda of government reform.
By the end of his first term, he is expecting a government
that will be entirely different from the one he inherited.
"Let's do our duty. Lets hold ourselves to the highest of
standards. And we will leave this city and this government
better than we found it." That is why the President's Management
Agenda expects agencies to achieve "break-through" improvement
in program performance by implementing the five government-wide
goals. The changes the President expects will require relentless
disciplined effort. Agencies that incorporate best practice
skills and processes will be more likely to succeed.
President's Management Council
To help agencies succeed, the President formed the President's
Management Council (PMC), comprised of the departmental and
agency chief operating officers - generally the Deputy Secretary
or Deputy Administrator - with agency-wide authority on behalf
of the Secretary or agency head. Each month I will keep you
posted on the PMC's developments and discuss new management
issues and opportunities that the Administration is addressing.
Next month, for example, I will report
on the Executive Management Scorecard
during the Mid Session update to the Budget.
Chair, President's Management Council
Last March, PMC members reorganized themselves into three
committees to drive agencies implementation of the President's
Management Agenda. The first committee is addressing the first
two initiatives: Strategic Management of Human Capital and
Competitive Sourcing. The second committee is focusing on
Expanding Electronic Government. The third committee is
addressing the Improving Financial Performance and Budget and
Performance Integration initiatives. Here is a roster of the PMC
members on each committee - to let you know who (and what agency
they are from) is working on these issues:
Human Capital/Workforce Management Committee
|Kay Coles James (OPM), Chair
||Jim Moseley (Agriculture)
|Grant Green (State)
||John Brennan (CIA)
|Alphonso Jackson (HUD)
||Sean OKeefe (NASA)
|Chris Wray (Justice)
||Jim Lockart (SSA)
|Michael Jackson (Transportation)
|Cam Findley (DOL), Chair
||Leo MacKay (Veterans Affairs)
|Sam Bodman (Commerce)
||Michael Brown (FEMA)
|David Chu (Defense)
||Claude Allen (HHS)
|Kyle McSlarrow (Energy)
||Dean McGrath (OVP)
|Steve Perry (GSA)
Budget/Performance Integration Committee
|Bill Hansen (Education), Chair
||Linda Fisher (EPA)
|Joe Bordogna (NSF)
|| Fred Schieck (AID)
|Steve Griles (Interior)
||Lloyd Blanchard (SBA)
|Ed Kingman (Treasury)
||Joan Dempsey (Intelligence Community)
|Lynn Scarlet (Interior)
The PMC is also working closely with the five goal "owners" in OMB and at the Office of Personnel Management:
We all stand ready to help you in any way we can.
- Kay Coles James (OPM) Strategic Management of Human Capital,
- Angela Style (OMB) Competitive Sourcing,
- Mark W. Everson (OMB) Improving Financial Performance,
- Mark Forman (OMB) Expanded E-Government, and
- Marcus Peacock (OMB) Budget and Performance Integration.
The "stoplight" scorecard - with which I hope by now you are
familiar - tracks how well departments and agencies are
executing on each of the initiatives, and where they stand at a
given point in time against overall standards for success. We
are updating the scorecard on a quarterly basis, and publishing
it semiannually in the Budget and the Mid Session Review.
Other Opportunities For Reform
The goals in the President's Management Agenda are being
undertaken in advance of, not instead of, other needed
management improvements. Several other matters requiring your
attention are the need to tighten control of departments and
agencies vehicle fleets, control of purchase and travel cards,
and new guidelines for printing and duplicating.
I Look Forward To Working With You
The steps we are all taking to improve government management are
exciting and long overdue. I look forward to working with you!
Mark W. Everson
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