Annual Performance Plan: Fiscal Years 2009 and 2010


Start: 2008-10-01, End: 2010-09-30, Publication: 2010-10-08


The Smithsonian’s strategic and annual performance plans are based on the Institution’s four strategic goals: increased public engagement; strengthened research; enhanced management excellence; and greater financial strength. Under those four goals, the Smithsonian tracks institutional performance according to nine top-level program goals that align with the program categories used in the Smithsonian’s Federal budget documents and ERP financial accounting system. This framework allows the Institution to meet the standards of success in the Performance Improvement Initiative of the President’s Management Agenda, including having a limited number of outcome-oriented goals and key performance indicators, and relating dollars budgeted and results achieved.

The Institution ensures that strategic and short-term goals and key performance indicators in its GPRA plans are consistent across all internal performance reviews – in particular the Secretary’s annual Goals-at-a-Glance used in Operational Reviews. The Smithsonian has made great progress in integrating performance indicators throughout the institution to track program results and incorporating linked performance metrics in individual performance plans.


Name:Owen Ambur


Name:Smithsonian Institution