Federal Manager's Daily Report

OMB has told agencies that it will use this year’s strategic review meetings to monitor their progress on the recently issued President’s Management Agenda, and that the administration also will use other processes under the Government Performance and Results Modernization Act and the Program Management Improvement Accountability Act for that purpose.

Memo M-18-15 provides guidance to agencies on “implementation and accountability of key PMA priorities throughout 2018, and describes the administration’s plan for structuring OMB and agency engagements for monitoring the progress of agency performance using the 2018 strategic review meetings,” in its words. Those reviews, established in compliance with GPRAMA, assess agency progress on meeting strategic objectives in consultation with OMB.

Agencies should be prepared to meet with OMB in the June-July timeframe, the memo says, and should focus on three priority areas: mission assessment, risk assessment and management priorities.

In the latter category, agencies are to “provide an update on progress on agency or OMB-identified areas of focus related to PMA implementation or management and reform priorities.” This should include cross-agency priority goals, annual IT portfolio reviews, and progress in enterprise data governance.

Agencies also will be expected to provide updates on implementation of reorganization proposals that were included in the 2019 budget proposal; regulatory reform under Executive Order 13777; progress in developing a learning agenda that builds and utilizes evidence and evaluation findings to inform agency strategies and decision-making; and monitoring and evaluation as required by the Foreign Aid Transparency and Accountability Act.