The Department has made substantial progress on each of the five President's Management Agenda (PMA) initiatives. Each quarter, the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) releases an executive scorecard which rates progress and overall status in each of the President's Management Agenda initiatives. The progress and status ratings use a color-coded system that is based on criteria determined by OMB and used by all agencies. As of December 2003, the Department achieved four "green" and one "yellow" score for progress on implementation. With respect to overall status, the Department has made significant improvements in several areas, with the status scores for Strategic Management of Human Capital, Improved Financial Performance, and Budget and Performance Integration now at "yellow". The following is a brief overview of the Department's overall PMA progress:
President Bush emphasized the importance of safety, efficiency, and accountability in U.S. Government staffing overseas by identifying Rightsizing as part of the President's Management Agenda (PMA). Rightsizing is ensuring that the mix of U.S. Government agencies and personnel overseas is appropriately aligned with our foreign policy priorities, security concerns, and overall resource constraints. The Office of Management and Budget (OMB) has the lead on this PMA initiative. It is included in this report due to its importance to the Department.