ERIC Number: ED254164
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1983-Sep
Reference Count: N/A
OSFA Goals and Objectives System: Strategies for Improved Program Planning and Management.
Advanced Technology, Inc., Reston, VA.
The purpose and function of the Goals and Objectives System of the U.S. Office of Student Financial Assistance (OSFA) are discussed. Results of a review of the system, policy issues, and a strategy for improving the system in OSFA program planning and management are also addressed. The system identifies a structure for work activities in OSFA and monitors the completion of work activities. The system was evaluated to identify the critical path for the Pell Grant delivery system and to develop a plan for refining the Goals and Objectives System based on the critical path. The review was also conducted to develop system flow, design specifications, and report formats for the Goals and Objectives System. To improve the system, it was recommended that the decision support needs of senior managers be analyzed. The systems design would include mapping information flows and report formats for each management level and organization unit. Appendices include: an example of output format for the OSFA Goals and Objectives System, a list of application planning and fund planning activities, a list of activities of the Goals and Objectives Management System, and a project activity report for the Pell Grant Delivery System. (SW)
Publication Type: Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Office of Student Financial Assistance (ED), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Advanced Technology, Inc., Reston, VA.