Summary and Ramifications of Results Rated "Significantly Below Target"

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

Of the 171 targets, five of the associated results were "significantly below target." These are detailed below.
Details of Targets Rated "Significantly Below Target"
Target Result Reason for Performance Shortfall Steps Being Taken to Improve Performance Impact of Performance Shortfall on 2004 Results
STRATEGIC GOAL 1: REGIONAL STABILITY
Russia fulfills all Istanbul commitments (troop withdrawal from Georgia and Moldova), allowing for U.S. ratification and entry into force of the Adapted CFE Treaty.

The trains moving ammunition and equipment out of Moldova are running on a modest schedule. Russia will not meet the December 31, 2003, deadline to withdraw forces from Moldova.

Progress on Georgia has been stalled for most of 2003.

Russia has not made the difficult political decisions necessary to fulfill its commitments regarding Georgia and Moldova. The U.S. will increase the level of pressure on Russia by making this a topic for senior exchanges. The continued inability to begin the process of achieving entry into force of the Adapted CFE Treaty will undercut the level of confidence and predictability achieved by the current CFE Treaty.
STRATEGIC GOAL 6: AMERICAN CITIZENS
100% (Consular Information Sheets Revised on an Annual Basis). 85% The goal of annual revisions of all CIS could not be reached this year due to crisis management duties and other assistance to Americans abroad. The Department will make a concerted effort to reach 100% in FY 2004. The performance shortfall in FY 2003 should have very little impact on performance in FY 2004.
STRATEGIC GOAL 8: ECONOMIC PROSPERITY AND SECURITY
Obtain Congressional support and legislative authorization for the Millennium Challenge Account. Choose countries for initial MCA funding and establish an administrative mechanism. Onset of program is delayed until congressional action. Congress did not enact authorizing and implementing legislation for MCA in FY 2003. The Department has worked closely with Congress to pass the legislation and ensure a quick start-up of the MCC once legislation has passed. Target should be reached in the first half of FY 2004.
STRATEGIC GOAL 10: HUMANITARIAN RESPONSE
100% of refugees resettled in the U.S. as a percentage of the allocated ceiling. Out of an allocated ceiling of 70,000 refugees, 28,421 (or 41 percent) were resettled. External factors, such as unanticipated refugee approval rates, security constraints on processing overseas, and security coordination with other agencies affected performance. Identify new populations
in need of resettlement;
Provide appropriate resources to UNHCR to develop resettlement referrals; train NGOs to identify refugees for resettlement.
Many refugees not resettled in the U.S. continue to seek durable solutions to their plight.
STRATEGIC GOAL 12: MANAGEMENT AND ORGANIZATIONAL EXCELLENCE
Construction of a new Office Building for U.S. Mission to the U.N.: Award Interim Office Building (IOB) lease; Complete IOB build-out. GSA not able to finalize IOB lease in FY 2003. As a result, lease signing and IOB build-out are delayed to FY 2004. DOS did not receive its IOB FY 2003 funding until the 3rd Quarter. GSA failed to meet its target of IOB lease award in 3rd Quarter of FY 2003. GSA has assigned new staff to complete an IOB lease at an alternative site with the goal of occupying the space in June 2004. The lack of an IOB lease and build-out in FY 2003 has delayed the overall USUN construction schedule such that the occupancy of the new USUN building may slip to FY 2008 from FY 2007.