U.S. Office of Personnel Management
We have incorporated our FY 2002 Congressional Budget Justification and our FY 2002 Annual Performance Plan required by the Government Performance and Results Act into a single, comprehensive document.
OPM provides human resource management leadership and services to Federal agencies and employees. It provides policy guidance, advice, and direct personnel services and systems to the agencies; operates USAJOBS, a worldwide job information and application system; oversees the Federal civil service merit systems, covering nearly 1.8 million employees; and provides fast, friendly, accurate, and cost-effective retirement, health benefit, and other insurance services to Federal employees, annuitants, and agencies.
In FY 2002, OPM will support a broad range of existing strategic human resources management tools and produce proposals for new and expanded tools to attract, develop, manage, and retain a productive workforce. Such tools include compensation flexibilities, continual learning and skill development, work/life balance programs, and a supportive work environment. In this endeavor, OPM will explore best and innovative practices from both the private and other public sectors.
In 2002, OPM will, among other actions:
Implement a fully-functional, on-line workforce planning system to help Federal agencies align human resources with accomplishment of agency mission and objectives and meet the President's goal to flatten the Federal hierarchy.
Expand access to Federal employment information by partnering, for the first time, with private sector companies to create links to the USAJOBS web site and maintain a 90 percent or better customer satisfaction level among USAJOBS users.
Increase by 10% the number of agencies with human resources management accountability systems that are aligned with strategic mission and goals.
Complete implementation of the Federal Employees Health Care Protection Act of 1998, which includes mandatory and permissive debarments and civil monetary penalties for untrustworthy health care providers to sustain the integrity of the Federal Employees Health Benefits Fund.
Conduct 15 nation-wide agency merit system oversight reviews, including reviews of Executive Branch agencies whose personnel are not covered by title 5 of the U.S. Code, and a number of small agencies to ensure Federal agencies operate merit-based systems.
OPM BUDGET REQUEST
OPM's total FY 2002 request of $15.6 billion, an increase of $0.6 billion over FY 2001, is composed of appropriations that are 1 percent discretionary and 99 percent mandatory. OPM's budget request consists of two discretionary appropriation accounts containing general funds and trust funds totaling $226.4 million and three mandatory payment appropriations totaling an estimated $15.4 billion. In FY 2002, OPM's administrative accounts will support 2,984 FTE, the same level as in FY 2001. Since our downsizing began in FY 1993, we have reduced our FTE level by 52 percent or 3,224 from the base level of 6,208.
Salaries and Expenses:
General Fund: OPM's general fund request for basic operating expenses totals $99.0 million and 788 FTE, which includes a total increase of $5.1 million over FY 2001. The request includes $3.2 million for the governmentwide Human Resources Data Network (HR-DN) project, an increase of $2.2 million, to remain available until expended The request also includes $2.9 million to help defray inflationary costs. This will allow us to continue to provide high-quality, innovative human resources leadership, oversight, and technical assistance to Federal agencies.
Transfers from Trust Funds: For the administration of the civil service retirement and insurance programs, OPM is requesting a total of $115.9 million in transfers from the trust funds for 1,275 FTE. The request includes $21.8 million for the Retirement Systems Modernization (RSM) project, an increase of $11.3 million, to remain available until expended. The request also includes $2.9 million to help defray inflationary costs.
Advances and Reimbursements: This account also includes 141 FTE to be financed by reimbursements from other agencies for the provision of HRM technical assistance, and from OPM programs for the provision of agency-wide services.
Office of Inspector General Salaries and Expenses:
The request for the Office of the Inspector General (OIG) totals $11.4 million and 112 FTE, and includes $1.4 million in general funds and $10.0 million in transfers from the trust funds to enable the OIG to carry out its audit, investigative and review responsibilities. The request includes an increase of $0.3 million to help defray inflationary costs. This account also includes one FTE to be financed by reimbursements from the Department of Treasury's Auditor Training Institute.
OPM provides a variety of services that are financed by payments from other agencies through the Revolving Fund. For ongoing Revolving Fund programs, the FY 2002 budget includes an estimated $300.0 million in obligations and 668 FTE to be financed by other agencies for OPM's services. These services include: professional development and continuous learning for Federal managers and executives; testing of potential military inductees for the Department of Defense in those locations where it is cost-effective for OPM to do so; providing employment information; providing assessment services; automating other agencies' staffing systems; examining for vacancies when requested by an agency; providing technical assistance and general consultation services on all facets of human resources management; and the selection, coordination and development of Presidential Management Interns. The Investigations Service conducts checks, inquiries, and background security investigations of individuals who are candidates for positions identified as critical-sensitive by the requesting agencies, or reinvestigations of individuals occupying positions identified as critical-sensitive.
Government Payment for Annuitants, Employees Health Benefits:
A "A such sums as may be necessary" appropriation is requested for an estimated $6.1 billion, an increase of $0.5 billion over FY 2001, to finance the Government's share of health benefit costs for 1.9 million annuitants participating in the program.
Government Payment for Annuitants, Employees Life Insurance:
A "A such sums as may be necessary" appropriation is requested for an estimated $33.0 million, an increase of $1.0 million over FY 2001, to finance the Government's share of life insurance premiums for 400,000 annuitants under 65 years of age electing post-retirement coverage.
Payment to the Civil Service Retirement and Disability Fund:
A "A such sums as may be necessary" appropriation is requested for an estimated $9.2 billion, no change from FY 2001, to finance liabilities created by legislation enacted since 1969 which affected benefits (primarily pay raises).
FOUNDATION OF THE FY 2002 ANNUAL PERFORMANCE PLAN
The foundation for our integrated FY 2002 Annual Performance Plan and Budget Justification can be found in Federal Human Resources Management for the 21st Century, our current strategic plan. This plan was developed with input from our stakeholders and issued in September 2000. It is available on OPM's website, at www.opm.gov. The cornerstone for the plan is its mission statement and four related strategic goals.
In order to support the Federal Government's ability to have the best workforce possible to do the best job possible,
OPM'S STRATEGIC GOALS
HOW OPM'S ANNUAL PLAN IS LINKED TO OUR STRATEGIC PLAN
Our FY 2002 Annual Plan is completely integrated with our Congressional Budget Justification. Because it is linked to the budget, the details of the Annual Plan are organized by program area and funding source.
To assist with understanding the linkages between our strategic goals and the individual performance plans for each program area, we have included two reference tools: 1) a complete listing of all of the program goals that relate to each Strategic Plan goal, under the tab labeled "Crosswalk to Strategic Plan" and 2) a table of resources linked to each strategic goal under the tab labeled "Resource Summary by Goal."
Our goal in preparing this performance plan has been to ensure that the reader has a clear sense of not only what we plan to accomplish, but the particular strategies and tactics we will employ, and the measures of success we will use. Each program plan is presented in the same format and includes the following sections:
Description of Activity -- describes the primary responsibilities for the program, and includes a description of the skills and systems that are necessary for the program to carry out its responsibilities successfully.
Annual Plan Goals -- each of which are numbered consecutively within each program, and appear directly below the Strategic Plan goal and objective they support.
Means -- a list of the specific strategies and actions to be carried out in FY 2002 for each goal.
Indicators/Performance Results -- a list of the indicators, or measures, of success for the annual goal. Each indicator is followed by information, in italics, on accomplishments for FY 2000, and actions for FY 2001 that relate specifically to the performance measure described.
Verification and Validation -- at the end of each program plan is a list of specific verification and validation strategies for the indicators included in the plan. This list supplements the section under the tab "Verification and Validation" that covers all of our programs.