Accession Number : ADA336804

Title :   Managing for Results: The Statutory Framework for Performance-Based Management and Accountability.

Corporate Author : GENERAL ACCOUNTING OFFICE WASHINGTON DC GENERAL GOVERNMENT DIV

PDF Url : ADA336804

Report Date : 28 JAN 1998

Pagination or Media Count : 53

Abstract : In response to your request, this report provides an overview of certain major statutes that Congress has enacted to instill a more performance-based approach to the management and accountability of the federal government. This statutory framework includes the Government Performance and Results Act; financial management statutes, such as the Chief Financial Officers Act; and information resources management statutes, such as the Clinger-Cohen Act. The framework also includes the Federal Managers' Financial Integrity Act, debt collection and credit reform legislation, and the Inspector General Act. Our objectives were to (1) summarize the acts' purposes and requirements; (2) provide a time line illustrating the various reporting requirements these statutes call for in relation to the congressional budget process; and (3) identify the status of agencies' implementation of these statutes and compliance with their requirements, if we had done recent work on these efforts.

Descriptors :   *UNITED STATES GOVERNMENT, *FINANCIAL MANAGEMENT, CONGRESS, DATA MANAGEMENT, INFORMATION SYSTEMS, RESOURCES, ACCOUNTABILITY.

Subject Categories : Economics and Cost Analysis

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE