To produce a performance-based budget that links
resources to performance.
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SSA's Current Score:
PERFORMANCE IMPROVEMENT INITIATIVE PLAN:
SSA achieved green status on all six standards for success as
of the third quarter FY 2004. We are maintaining these standards
as we continue to improve our ability to integrate budget and performance
Green Light Criteria:
Agency works to improve program performance and efficiency
each year. Senior agency managers meet at least quarterly
to examine reports that integrate financial and performance
information that covers all major responsibilities of the
Strategic and annual plans contain a limited number of outcome-oriented
goals and objectives. Annual budget and performance
documents incorporate measures identified in the Program
Assessment Rating Tool (PART) and focus on the information
used in the senior management report.
Reports the full cost of achieving performance goals accurately
in budget and performance documents and can accurately estimate
the marginal cost of changing performance goals.
Has at least one efficiency measure for all programs evaluated
Uses PART evaluations, findings and performance information
to direct program improvements and justify funding requests,
management actions, and legislative proposals.
Less than 10 percent of agency programs receive a Results
Not Demonstrated rating for two years in a row.
To maintain green status, agency:
Improves program performance and efficiency each year.
Uses marginal cost analysis to inform resource allocations,
SSA will continue to develop and submit budget requests
integrating our APP, Agency Strategic Plan (ASP), and PART
Agency executives will continue to meet each quarter with
the Commissioner to analyze data on performance measures
from the SSA Tracking Reports and make any necessary adjustments
to resource commitments in order to maximize program performance
The Office of Budget (OB) will continue to use its budget
formulation tool, the EBS, along with our Excel and Macro
Models for the FY 2009 and FY 2010 budget processes.
SSA will continue to use unit cost and production rate information
to evaluate the effect of congressional or OMB action on
our budget and to assist Agency executives in making budget
The Agency will continue to work with OMB to ensure that
plans are developed and implemented to address PART findings
and improve program performance. In addition, SSA will
use PARTWeb to record and update information regarding our
recommendations, program dollars and performance measures.