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April 20, 2018

Federal Leaders Gather to Accelerate President’s Management Agenda Initiatives

Emily MurphyFederal leaders listen to GSA Administrator Emily Murphy’s opening remarks.

More than 200 federal C-suite leaders gathered in early April to better understand the President’s Management Agenda (PMA) and how they can individually and collectively move it forward. Event participants included leaders for six of the Cross-Agency Priority (CAP) Goals that drive implementation of the PMA.

“The President’s Management Agenda sets out a roadmap for the way ahead. It’s an important step forward along this path because we don’t accomplish anything without leadership’s buy-in and engagement,” said Karen Dunn Kelley, who leads a CAP goal focused on “Leveraging Data as a Strategic Asset.”

Kelley underscored the importance of the CAP goal leaders’ roles. “We come from very diverse organizations with different missions, but taken together it is us that the American people rely on to deliver the critical missions of the federal government, provide excellent customer service, and manage our precious tax dollars.”

Key Takeaways from the Event

Nancy PotokNancy Potok, Chief Statistician of the United States, presents on the CAP Goal Leveraging Data as a Strategic Asset.

  1. The President’s Management Council is actively advancing the vision set forth by the President’s Management Agenda and is looking to federal leaders to drive results
  2. Federal leaders are empowered to work collaboratively across management functions to advance CAP Goals and achieve meaningful impacts.
  3. Success requires proactive, cross-functional collaboration across federal agencies. Federal leaders must bring the power and capabilities of their agencies together.

Margaret WeichertDeputy Director for Management from the Office of Management and Budget, Margaret Weichart, speaks on a panel.

For more information about the President’s Management Agenda, please visit the PMA page. To read more about the CAP Goals, use the "Management Priorities" dropdown menu at the top of the page or click here to navigate to each CAP Goal page.









April 9, 2018

Federal Agencies Release First Quarterly Update on Agency Priority Goal Progress

Federal agencies released today their implementation action plans and first progress updates on their fiscal year (FY) 2018-19 Agency Priority Goals (APG). The quarterly updates focus on the progress agencies made during the first quarter (Q1) of FY 2018, detailing their achievements while also identifying barriers and necessary changes to implementation strategies to achieve goal outcomes.

Federal agencies established the FY2018-19 APGs with the President's FY 2019 Budget. Agency leaders from major Federal agencies set APGs every two years, identify responsible officials for goal achievement, and review performance on a quarterly basis. APGs bring focus to mission areas where agencies need to drive significant progress and change. APGs are outcome-oriented, ambitious, and measurable with specific targets set that reflect a near-term result or achievement agency leadership wants to accomplish within approximately 24 months.

To view an agency’s FY2018 Q1 update:

  1. Click on the “Agencies” menu at the top of the page
  2. Click on the name of the agency that you would like to view
  3. Select the name of the APG from the menu on the left side of the page
  4. Click on the PDF icon under the “Action Plans and Progress Reports” section



March 20, 2018

OMB Launches President’s Management Agenda and Kansas City Listening Tour

Kansas City, MO – Today, the White House Office of Management and Budget (OMB) kicked off a two-day listening tour to engage federal workers and citizens in discussions about improving government services. Hosting several events in the greater Kansas City area, which is home to nearly 50,000 federal employees, the listening tour was led by OMB’s Deputy Director of Management Margaret Weichert, and federal leaders, Government Services Administration (GSA) Administrator Emily Murphy, Office of Personnel Management (OPM) Director Dr. Jeff Pon and Federal Chief Information Officer Suzette Kent.

In addition to the tour, Ms. Weichert unveiled the President’s Management Agenda (PMA), the Administration’s strategy and long-term vision for modernizing the federal government. Through holistic efforts, the PMA focuses on better supporting three key areas of mission, service, and stewardship of government resources. PMA implementation will drive change through modern information technology, data accountability and transparency, and a modern workforce.

“We know that the public is frustrated with government’s perceived inability to deliver quality services for the American people,” said Ms. Weichert. “Through the President’s Management Agenda, this Administration is showing its commitment to modernizing Government, eliminating antiquated processes. This listening tour reflects the Administration’s understanding that transformational change starts with listening to citizens and agencies and aligning government services to meet those 21st century needs.”

For the first time, the President’s Management Agenda was presented outside of Washington, D.C. Kansas City was chosen because it is home to a large federal workforce and is an important hub of future federal innovation. Click here to view a replay of the event.


February 12, 2018

Agencies Establish Revised Strategic Plans and Agency Priority Goals with the President's FY 2019 Budget

Federal agencies today published updated Strategic Plans spanning 2018-2022, and established Agency Priority Goals (APGs) to be achieved over the course of 2018-2019. Set at the beginning of each new term of an Administration, the Agency Strategic Plan defines the agency’s mission, presents the long-term goals objectives an agency hopes to accomplish, strategies planned, and the approaches it will use to monitor its progress in addressing specific national problems, needs, challenges, and opportunities related to its mission.

A goal accountability structure of the GPRA Modernization Act of 2010, agency leaders set approximately 4 to 5 APGs every two years. These goals reflect the top priorities of Agency leadership, are aligned with the Administration’s priorities, results-oriented, implementation-focused, and measurable. Per the GPRA Modernization Act, Agency Chief Operating Officers or Deputy Secretaries regularly review progress towards achieving their APGs with quarterly performance updates posted to this site.