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Department at a Glance | Scorecard on the President's Management Agenda

Under the President's Management Agenda [PDF, 636K], the Executive Branch Management Scorecard tracks how well the departments and major agencies are executing five governmentwide initiatives and other program-specific initiatives. The scorecard employs a simple grading system common today in well-run businesses: green for success, yellow for mixed results, and red for unsatisfactory.

Status. Scores for "status" are based on the scorecard standards for success [PDF, 52K], developed by the President's Management Council and discussed with experts throughout government and academe, including the National Academy of Public Administration. They have subsequently been refined with continued experience implementing the President's Management Agenda. Under each of these standards, an agency is "green" or "yellow" if it meets all of the standards for success listed in the respective column; it is "red" if it has any one of a number of serious flaws listed in the red column.

Progress. The Office of Management and Budget assesses agency "progress" on a case-by-case basis against the deliverables and time lines established for the five initiatives that are agreed upon with each agency as follows: green means implementation is proceeding according to plans agreed upon with the agencies; yellow means there is some slippage or other issues requiring adjustment by the agency in order to achieve the initiative objectives on a timely basis; and red means the initiative is in serious jeopardy and is unlikely to realize objectives absent significant management intervention.

Department of Education Results. During FY 2005, the Department made significant improvements on the scorecard:

  • We achieved the goals of the initiative of elimination of fraud and error in the student aid programs and deficiencies in financial management.
  • We moved from yellow to green on status for competitive sourcing and faith-based and community initiatives and on progress for
    e-government and eliminating improper payments.
President's Management Agenda FY 2005 Scorecard
Target Area Q1 Q2 Q3 Q4
Government-wide Initiatives Human Capital Status
Y
Y
Y
Y
Progress
G
G
G
G
Competitive Sourcing Status
Y
Y
Y
G
Progress
G
G
G
G
Financial Performance Status
G
G
G
G
Progress
G
G
G
G
E-government Status
Y
Y
Y
Y
Progress
Y
G
G
G
Budget-Performance Integration Status
Y
Y
Y
Y
Progress
G
G
G
G
Program Initiatives Faith-Based and Community Intitiatives Status
Y
Y
Y
Y
Progress
G
G
G
G
Eliminating Improper Payments Status
R
R
R
R
Progress
NA
Y
G
G
Elimination of Fraud and Error in Student Aid Programs and Deficiencies in Financial Management Status
Y
G
Goals Achieved
Progress
G
G

G = green. Y = yellow. R = red. NA = not applicable.