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Publication Number: FHWA-RD-01-137
Date: September 2001

Research, Development, and Technology - FY 2002/2003 Performance Plan

PERFORMANCE MEASUREMENTS

What are we measuring* and why?

Level of Measurement
 
Organization
Program
Project
 
How Well Are We Doing?
Are We Doing the Right Things?
Are We Doing Things Right?

Type of Measurement
 
President's Quality Award Criteria
(and the FHWA Corporate Management Strategies)
Independent Peer Review
(with little or no stake in outcome)
Peer Review
(with stake in the outcome)

Results
 
Continous Improvement Best-in-Class Organization
Outcomes
Validation
Benchmarking
Outputs
Validation
Benchmarking
*NOTE: The 1993 Government Performance and Results Act (GPRA) require Federal Agencies to set strategic goals and use performance measures for management and budgeting. The objective of GPRA is to encourage greater efficiency, effectiveness, and accountability in Federal programs and spending.

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