Our Performance Rating System

FY 2003 Performance and Accountability Report
Bureau of Resource Management
December 2003
Report

To assess FY 2003 performance results against established targets, the Department applies a results rating methodology. Program managers use this methodology to assign one of five performance ratings for a given result. Based on established parameters shown below, managers assign a performance rating that reflects the extent to which a given target was achieved.

Performance Results Rating System
Performance Rating Significantly
Below Target
Slightly
Below Target
On Target Above Target Significantly
Above Target
Criteria Parameters
Target Status Missed FY 2003 target by a significant margin Missed FY 2003 target by a slight margin Met FY 2003 target Slightly exceeded
FY 2003 target
Significantly exceeded FY 2003 target
Budget Status Spent significantly
over budget
Spent slightly over budget Spent on budget Spent slightly under budget Spent significantly under budget
Timeliness Missed most critical deadlines Missed a few critical deadlines Met all critical deadlines Met some critical deadlines early Met most critical deadlines early
Impact on Future Operations Significantly impairs program's ability to achieve future years' performance targets, requiring major downward revisions
to future targets
Slightly impairs program's ability to achieve future years' performance targets, requiring minimal downward revisions
to future targets
No change in program's ability to achieve future years' performance targets Slightly improves program's ability to achieve future years' performance targets, requiring minimal upward increases
to future targets
Significantly improves program's ability to achieve future years' performance targets, requiring major upward increases to future targets

This methodology represents an important step toward using a standard tool to evaluate the Department's work. However, to correctly interpret the numerical analysis of the report, it is important to note the following:

  • Target Weights: The FY 2003 targets for each annual goal were weighted equally. Beginning in FY 2004, the Department intends to assign a weight to each performance target and apply those weights to the performance results.
  • No Data Available: The Department could not report some performance results. In the majority of cases this was due to lagging, calendar year-based data.