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Ellig 5th Scorecard Presentation Fiscal 2003

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Ellig 5th Scorecard Presentation Fiscal 2003

  1. 1. 5 th Annual Performance Report Scorecard: Which Federal Agencies Best Inform the Public? <ul><li>By Maurice McTigue, Henry Wray, and Jerry Ellig </li></ul><ul><li>AGENDA </li></ul><ul><li>Welcome Maurice McTigue </li></ul><ul><li>Director, Government Accountability Project </li></ul><ul><li>Study Results Jerry Ellig </li></ul><ul><li>Senior Research Fellow </li></ul><ul><li>Remarks David Walker </li></ul><ul><li>U.S. Comptroller General </li></ul><ul><li>Q&A </li></ul>
  2. 2. How we score the reports <ul><li>3 categories: </li></ul><ul><li>Transparency </li></ul><ul><li>Public Benefits </li></ul><ul><li>Forward-Looking Leadership </li></ul><ul><li>4 criteria in each category, 1-5 scale </li></ul>Fails to meet expectations 1 Partially complete 2 Adequate 3 Shows innovation and creativity 4 Sets a standard for best practice 5
  3. 3. A caveat… <ul><li>This Scorecard evaluates only the quality of agency reports, not the quality of the results they produced for the public. Actual agency performance may or may not be correlated with report rankings in this Scorecard. </li></ul>
  4. 4. 3 best reports 3 36 3 47 Veterans Affairs 2 39 1 48 DOT 1 40 1 48 Labor FY 2002 Rank FY 2002 Score FY 2003 Rank FY 2003 Score
  5. 5. Biggest changes in rank 12 5 21 18 12 11 Fiscal 2002 rank 20 NASA 16 Commerce 12 Energy 10 HUD 4 Agriculture 4 State Fiscal 2003 rank Agency
  6. 9. Common strengths <ul><li>Accessibility </li></ul><ul><li>Clarity </li></ul><ul><li>Outcome-oriented goals </li></ul><ul><li>Explanation of how the agency makes the country a better place to live </li></ul><ul><li>Discussion of major management challenges </li></ul>
  7. 10. Common weaknesses <ul><li>Lack of outcome-oriented performance measures </li></ul><ul><li>Failure to link results to costs </li></ul><ul><li>Failure to explain failures </li></ul><ul><li>Failure to explain plans for improving performance in the future </li></ul>
  8. 11. Plan-Do-Check-Act
  9. 12. Internal scrutiny <ul><li>Identify programs that fail to meet goals </li></ul><ul><li>Assess cost-effectiveness of all programs </li></ul><ul><li>Develop plans to remedy shortfalls and improve performance </li></ul><ul><li>Identify barriers that other parts of the government can fix </li></ul>
  10. 13. External scrutiny
  11. 14. Conclusion <ul><li>“ It was the best of times, it was the worst of times.” </li></ul><ul><li>- Charles Dickens </li></ul><ul><li>“ We’ve got a long way to go, and a short time to get there.” </li></ul><ul><li>- Theme song from Smokey and the Bandit </li></ul>
  12. 15. <ul><li>www.mercatus.org </li></ul>

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