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Burden Reduction Update Shows Progress Toward Leaner Government

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The Office of Management and Budget continues to identify existing guidance that should be rescinded or modified, to free agency resources for the pursuit of mission outcomes. President's Management Agenda
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Goal Leader:
Peter Warren

Associate Director for Performance and Personnel Management, Office of Management and Budget

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Goal Leader:
Dustin Brown

Deputy Assistant Director for Management, Office of Management and Budget

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Goal Leader:
Allison Brigati

Deputy Administrator, General Services Administration

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Goal Leader:
Gerard Badorrek

Chief Financial Officer, General Services Administration

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❝The Office of Management and Budget continues to identify existing guidance that should be rescinded or modified, to free agency resources for the pursuit of mission outcomes.❞

  • Goal Statement: Federal agencies will shift time, effort, and funding from low to high-value work through the elimination of unnecessary requirements, burden reduction, optimization and streamlining, and workload automation. Based on the 2020 Customer Satisfaction Survey, Federal employees on average spend an estimated 275 hours per year on work they consider low-value. Over the next two years we will work to reduce the government-wide average by 15%, which could reduce the total hours of low value work employees have identified by up to 25 million hours.
  • All Federal Agencies are charged with effective stewardship of taxpayer funds, a responsibility that requires both critical mission achievement and a continuous focus on improving operational efficiency. Time, energy, and resources spent performing repetitive, manual processes, and adhering to unnecessary and obsolete policies, hinders Agencies’ ability to achieve effective stewardship. Agencies must actively work to eliminate low value, legacy requirements that persist over time despite changes to the challenges they were intended to solve, optimize low value, manual processes that absorb time and resources, and leverage automation to create organizational capacity.
  • Federal Agencies can identify and streamline operational processes to improve the pursuit of mission outcomes and increase the effectiveness and efficiency of Government.

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July 06, 2020

July 2020 Updates Show Progress on Cross-Agency Priority Goals, Agency Priority Goals & More

Today, we published progress updates for both Cross-Agency Priority (CAP) Goals and Agency Priority Goals (APGs) for the first and second quarter of FY2020. These updates highlight recent milestones and accomplishments as well as related initiatives that support progress towards a more modern and effective government.


December 19, 2019

December 2019 Updates Show Progress on Cross-Agency and Agency Priority Goals

Today, we published progress updates for both Cross-Agency Priority (CAP) Goals and Agency Priority Goals (APGs) for the fourth quarter of FY2019. These updates highlight recent milestones and accomplishments as well as related initiatives that support progress towards a more modern and effective government.