OMB PART Summaries for FY 2004 Budget Year by Strategic Goal - Strategic Goal 10: Humanitarian Response

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

Strategic Goal 10: HUMANITARIAN RESPONSE
Title or Topic Refugee Admissions to the U.S.
Evaluator Office of Management and Budget Program Assessment Rating Tool (PART)
Department Contact Kelly Clements, Deputy Director, Bureau of Population, Refugees, and Migration
Scores and Ratings
  • FY 2004: Adequate
  • FY 2005: Moderately Effective
Major Findings/ Recommendations
  • Program managers at the Department closely collaborate with grantees and state governments to ensure effective use of funds.
  • Management should focus on strategic planning. 2003 and prior performance plans had overly broad goals that made it difficult to measure effectiveness.
  • Overlap was found between functions of DoS and HHS programs.
Major Actions Taken or That Will be Taken
  • OMB will review the relationship between the Refugee Admissions program at the Department of State and the Office of Refugee Resettlement at HHS.
  • The Department will continue ongoing efforts to improve strategic planning and ensure that goals are measurable and mission-related.
PART Performance Measures

Long Term Measure:

  • The refugee admissions ceiling is established based on real assessment of need and thus includes no more than a 5% unallocated reserve by 2005.
  • The USG identifies the regions/countries from where all refugees will be arriving.

Annual Measure:

  • Percentage of sponsoring agencies (grant recipients) that provide standardized essential services (including decent housing, employment opportunities, and education for children) during the period of refugees' initial resettlement in the U.S.
  • Assist UNHCR to strengthen its capacity to identify appropriate durable solutions (ensuring a safe place to live) including third-country resettlement, for refugees. Measured by number of referrals to U.S. government.
Title or Topic Humanitarian Migrants to Israel
Evaluator Office of Management and Budget Program Assessment Rating Tool (PART)
Department Contact Kelly Clements, Deputy Director, Bureau of Population, Refugees, and Migration
Scores and Ratings
  • FY 2004: Adequate
  • FY 2005: Moderately Effective
Major Findings/ Recommendations
  • Program needs continued focus on strategic planning; needs more ambitious targets.
  • The agency has been working with the United Israel Appeal and the Jewish Agency for Israel to create annual performance goals that meaningfully reflect the program purpose.
  • The program is making some progress toward achieving its long-term and short-term goals.
Major Actions Taken or That Will be Taken
  • Long-term and annual goals agreed with United Israel Appeal in 2003.
PART Performance Measures

Long Term Measure:

  • Percentage of humanitarian migrants that are self-sufficient members of Israeli society (Measured by: 100% of humanitarian migrants receive necessary services to help acclimate them to Israeli society).

Annual Measure:

  • Percentage of humanitarian migrants from Ethiopia that are assisted in becoming self-sufficient in Israel through provision of effective vocational training (Measured by: percentage employed within four months of receiving training).
  • Percentage of humanitarian migrants that are assisted in becoming self-sufficient in Israel through provision of effective Hebrew language training by advancing a full grade level (5 mos. for refugees from former Soviet Union, 10 mos. for Ethiopians).