The Results Act: Observations on GSA's Strategic Plan
GENERAL ACCOUNTING OFFICE WASHINGTON DC GENERAL GOVERNMENT DIV
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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 goalsobjectives 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. GAOS July 1997 report, The Results Act Observations on GSAs April 1997 Draft Strategic Plan conveyed GAOS analysis of the April 1997 version of GSAs 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 GSAs strategic plan.
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