US Department of Education Principal Office Functional Statements
Office of Federal Student Aid

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D. Performance Management

The Performance Management in Federal Student Aid is responsible for providing best in business service for all systems integration, reengineering and re-platforming projects; efficient and economic acquisition of products and services; contract performance measures and measurement; performance plan monitoring. To accomplish this mission, CPO has four principal components:

Project Management & Oversight Group

Project Management and Oversight is responsible for promoting the development and adoption of a project management culture throughout Federal Student Aid. The group advises on systems integration strategy and annual strategic and tactical planning for Federal Student Aid initiatives and is responsible for:

  • Developing and implementing project management standards (based on the Project Management Body of Knowledge, Third Edition) that are integrated with other Federal Student Aid processes;
  • Identifying training, in collaboration with Federal Student Aid University, to develop new project managers and support existing project managers’ professional development;
  • Reporting on the status of projects to enable informed decisions and sound project management;
  • Managing the project management process across Federal Student Aid;
  • Project management consulting;
  • Ensuring coordination and integration across all projects; and
  • Analyzing critical dependencies across projects.


Enterprise Change Management Group

Enterprise Change Management provides leadership and integrated oversight for all FSA strategic initiatives execution, governance, quality assurance, Project Management standards and professional development, along with a strategic measurement initiatives and data in order to track program and organizational performance.


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Last Modified: 08/12/2013