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Feb 8, 2016

Top 400 Taxpayers See Tax Rates Rise, But There’s More to the Story

As Americans were gathering party supplies to greet the New Year, the Internal Revenue Service released their annual report of cumulative tax data reported on the 400 tax r...

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Feb 4, 2016

Chlorine Bleach Plants Needlessly Endanger 63 Million Americans

Chlorine bleach plants across the U.S. put millions of Americans in danger of a chlorine gas release, a substance so toxic it has been used as a chemical weapon. Greenpeace’s new repo...

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Jan 25, 2016

U.S. Industrial Facilities Reported Fewer Toxic Releases in 2014

The Toxics Release Inventory (TRI) data for 2014 is now available. The good news: total toxic releases by reporting facilities decreased by nearly six percent from 2013 levels. Howe...

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Jan 22, 2016

Methane Causes Climate Change. Here's How the President Plans to Cut Emissions by 40-45 Percent.

  UPDATE (Jan. 22, 2016): Today, the Bureau of Land Management (BLM) released its proposed rule to reduce methane emissions...

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OMB Watch Comments on Program Assessment Ratings Tool from OMB

The following are comments sent by OMB Watch to OMB on the Program Assessment Ratings Tool (PART) tool arising from the first meeting of the Performance Measurement Advisory Council. The comments are also available in Adobe Acrobat PDF

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Analysis of the Child Care and Family Self-Sufficiency Performance Measures

The Government Performance and Results Act (GPRA) requires each federal department to prepare three reports: 1) a strategic plan setting forth its broad mission and goals; 2) a performance plan listing its specific goals and indicators to measure the achievement of those goals, with a linkage to its budget; and, 3) a performance report on whether its goals were met and at what cost. DRAFT ANALYSIS OF THE CHILD CARE AND FAMILY SELF-SUFFICIENCY PERFORMANCE MEASURES: THE ADMINISTRATION FOR CHILDREN AND FAMILIES' PERFORMANCE PLANS UNDER THE GOVERNMENT PERFORMANCE AND RESULTS ACT I. Introduction

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OMB Watch Analyses

OMB Watch testimony, analysis, and reports on the Government Performance and Results Act. "Seven Years of GPRA: Has the Results Act Provided Results?" (7/20/00) Statement of Ellen Taylor, Policy Analyst, OMB Watch Before the House Committee on Government Reform Subcommittee on Government Management, Information and Technology of the House Committee on Government Reform On "Seven Years of GPRA: Has the Results Act Provided Results?" Analysis of HR 2883: Give the Results Act Time to Work (2/11/98) Results Act Shrouded in Secrecy (12/19/97) Will Results Act Prompt Safety Net Cuts? (10/10/97)

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GPRA Strategic and Performance Plans

GPRA Strategic and Performance Plans for Federal Departments and Agencies in compliance with the Government Performance and Results Act of 1993 -- as of May 31, 2000. All links lead directly to the plans. Contact names and numbers are for ordering print versions of the plans unless otherwise noted. Listings with a next to them are in .pdf or Adobe Acrobat format only.

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What Is GPRA?

The Government Performance and Results Act (GPRA), enacted in 1993, requires federal agencies to establish standards measuring their performance and effectiveness. Enacted during the first year of the Clinton Administration, it could loosely be viewed as part of the Administration's larger "Reinventing Government" initiative. The law requires federal agencies to develop strategic plans describing their overall goals and objectives, annual performance plans containing quantifiable measures of their progress, and performance reports

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GPRA-Related Websites

These sites provide various views and interpretations of the Government Performance and Results Act. Do you have or know of a GPRA-related site that should be included on this list? Let us know! Contact us at . Nonpartisan Government GPRA Sites
  • National Peformance Review's Managing for Results Library
  • CFO Council GPRA Implementation Committee
  • GAO Reports on GPRA
Partisan GPRA Sites
  • House GOP Leadership Results Act Page
Nonprofit Sites
  • Congressional Institute Results Act Page

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GPRA: Background Information

What is GPRA? Who is Subject to GPRA Requirements? What Does GPRA Involve? Why GPRA is Important to Nonprofits GPRA Issues GPRA Performance Measurement Lingo WHAT IS GPRA?

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Government Performance & Results Act of 1993

Text of the Government Performance and Results Act (GPRA) One Hundred Third Congress of the United States of America AT THE FIRST SESSION Begun and held at the City of Washington on Tuesday, the fifth day of January, one thousand nine hundred and ninety-three An Act To provide for the establishment of strategic planning and performance measurement in the Federal Government, and for other purposes. Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the United States of America in Congress assembled, SECTION 1. SHORT TITLE

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The Role of Government Performance in the FY 2003 Budget

As we have said before, if improving government performance is limited to threatening agencies with cuts, rather than working together with Congress and the Administration to truly make government more effective and useful to citizens, we can't expect much good to come from this new attempt at improving government.

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The Government Performance and Results Act

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Living in the Shadow of Danger: Poverty, Race, and Unequal Chemical Facility Hazards

People of color and people living in poverty, especially poor children of color, are significantly more likely...

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A Tale of Two Retirements: One for CEOs and One for the Rest of Us

The 100 largest CEO retirement funds are worth a combined $4.9 billion, equal to the entire retirement account savings of 41 percent of American fam...

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