FY 2009 PERFORMANCE BUDGET OVERVIEW
Start: 2008-10-01, End: 2009-09-30, Publication: 2010-10-19
Plan goals of A Prepared Workforce, A Competitive Workforce, Safe and Secure Workplaces, and Strengthened Economic Protections. This Performance Budget meets the Annual Performance Plan requirement under the Government Performance and Results Act of 1993 (GPRA), and sets out specific annual performance targets and the strategies to attain them. Because the Department’s agencies have a variety of missions -- and their performance goals are extensive and wide-ranging -- this Overview section covers only the key agency goals that will be reflected in the Department’s FY 2008 and FY 2009 Annual Performance and Accountability Reports.
The FY 2009 Budget focuses on the following Departmental priorities: * Protecting workers’ safety and health; * Protecting workers’ pay, benefits, pensions, and union member rights; * Effectively serving our nation’s veterans and transitioning service members; * Modernizing the temporary foreign labor certification programs; and * Increasing the competitiveness of America’s workforce by continuing reforms and strengthening policies that encourage growth, job creation, and opportunity. In addition to these program-specific priorities, in FY 2009 the Department will scrutinize base funding to shift resources from lower priority, less effective programs, to higher priority, more effective programs. The Department has made significant progress in implementing the President’s Management Agenda (PMA) and the Program Assessment Rating Tool (PART). As of December 31, 2007 the Department remains Green in status for the five government-wide initiatives. The Department has also been conducting PART reviews of key programs and implementing their recommendations to promote program improvement. Thirty-five programs have been reviewed to date, and agencies are using PART recommendations to improve performance measures and targets, develop efficiency measures, and focus program evaluations to gauge effectiveness. A more detailed discussion of the PMA and PART can be found at the conclusion of the Performance Budget Overview and within Agency Budget submissions.
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