ERIC Number: ED368273
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1993-Dec
Reference Count: N/A
Management Reform. GAO's Comments on the National Performance Review's Recommendations. Report to Congressional Requesters.
Comptroller General of the U.S., Washington, DC.
This report provides comments from the General Accounting Office (GAO) on recommendations contained in the National Performance Review's (NPR) September 7, 1993, report which addressed ways to make the government work better and cost less. Generally, the GAO agrees with most of the NPR's recommendations and believes that successful implementation of those recommendations can make important contributions. The GAO suggests that administration must forge a strong, coordinated partnership with Congress to develop these strategies. Priorities to enhance agencies' management capacities are needed so that they can assume additional authority and responsibility contemplated by the NPR and be held accountable for programmatic outcomes. A key to improved accountability is strengthened financial management, including audited financial statements. Moreover, the fundamental management changes that are needed require the active and sustained attention of the top political and career leadership in the agencies. The report discusses NPR recommendations for each of 27 government agencies and 14 government systems, categorizing the recommendations into: (1) those agreed with; (2) those generally agreed with; (3) recommendations that are disagreed with; and (4) those recommendations that lack sufficient information on which to make value judgments. Major management and programmatic areas of concern that were not addressed in the NPR report are also identified. (GLR)
Descriptors: Accountability, Accounting, Administration, Administrative Policy, Change Strategies, Cost Effectiveness, Federal Government, Improvement, Organizational Change, Public Agencies
U.S. General Accounting Office, P.O. Box 6015, Gaithersburg, MD 20884-6015 (first copy free, $2 additional copies).
Publication Type: Reports - General; Legal/Legislative/Regulatory Materials
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Comptroller General of the U.S., Washington, DC.