Page:United States Statutes at Large Volume 107 Part 1.djvu/314

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107 STAT. 288 PUBLIC LAW 103-62—AUG. 3, 1993 "(f) For purposes of this section and sections 1116 through 1119, and sections 9703 and 9704 the term— "(1) 'agency' has the same meaning as such term is defined under section 306(f) of title 5; "(2) 'outcome measure' means an assessment of the results of a program activity compared to its intended purpose; "(3) 'output measure' means the tabulation, calculation, or recording of activity or effort and can be expressed in a quantitative or qualitative manner; "(4) 'performance goal' means a target level of performance expressed as a tangible, measurable objective, against which actual achievement can be compared, including a goal expressed as a quantitative standard, value, or rate; "(5) 'performance indicator* means a particular value or characteristic used to measure output or outcome; "(6) 'program activity means a specific activity or project as listed in me program and financing schedules of the annual budget of the United States (jovernment; and "(7) 'program evaluation' means an assessment, through objective measurement and systematic analysis, of the manner and extent to which Federal programs achieve intended objectives. ^§ 1116. Program performance reports "(a) No later than March 31, 2000, and no later than March 31 of each year thereafter, the head of each agency shall prepare and submit to the President and the Congress, a report on program performance for the previous fiscal year. "(b)(1) Each program performance report shall set forth the performance indicators established in the agency performance plan under section 1115, along with the actual program performance achieved compared with the performance goals expressed in the plan for that fiscal year. "(2) If performance goals are specified in an alternative form under section 1115(b), the results of such program shall be described in relation to such specifications, including whether the performance failed to meet the criteria of a minimsuly effective or successful program. "(c) The report for fiscal year 2000 shall include actual results for the preceding fiscal year, the report for fiscal year 2001 shall include actual results for the two preceding fiscal years, and the report for fiscal year 2002 and all subsequent reports shall include actual results for the three preceding fiscal years. "(d) Each report shall— "(1) review the success of achieving the performeuice goals of the fiscal year; "(2) evaluate the performance plan for the current fiscal year relative to the performance achieved toward the performance goals in the fiscal year covered by the report; "(3) explain and describe, where a performance goal has not been met (including when a program activit^s performance is determined not to have met the criteria of a successful program activity under section 1115(b)(l)(A)(ii) or a corresponding level of achievement if another alternative form is used)— "(A) why the goal was not met; "(B) those plans and schedules for achieving the established performance goal; and