Accession Number : ADA330532

Title :   The Results Act: Observations on GSA's Strategic Plan

Corporate Author : GENERAL ACCOUNTING OFFICE WASHINGTON DC GENERAL GOVERNMENT DIV

PDF Url : ADA330532

Report Date : 08 OCT 1997

Pagination or Media Count : 11

Abstract : Under the Government Performance and Results Act of 1993, executive agencies are to develop strategic plans in which they define their missions, establish results oriented goals, and identify strategies they will use to achieve those goals. The Act specifies that strategic plans should contain six elements: (1) a mission statement; (2) agency-wide long term goals and objectives; (3) approaches (or strategies) and the various resources needed to achieve the goals and objectives; (4) a description of the relationship between the long term goals/objectives and the annual performance plans; (5) an identification of key external factors; and (6) a description of how program evaluations were used to establish and revise strategic goals. GAO'S July 1997 report, The Results Act: Observations on GSA's April 1997 Draft Strategic Plan conveyed GAO'S analysis of the April 1997 version of GSA's draft plan. Since that time, GSA prepared the plan for submission to 0MB and Congress on September 30,1997, as required by the Results Act. This report discusses observations of GSA's strategic plan.

Descriptors :   *MANAGEMENT PLANNING AND CONTROL, *DEFENSE PLANNING, *FEDERAL LAW, CONGRESS, DECISION MAKING, RESOURCE MANAGEMENT.

Subject Categories : Administration and Management
      Sociology and Law

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE