The Federal Government impacts our daily lives, from ensuring the safety of our meals to maintaining the safety of our roads, and driving innovation through research. This fall, Performance.gov took to Twitter and LinkedIn to show just how universal the impact of the Federal Government is by getting back to the basics… the ABCs!
What are Agency Priority Goals?
Agency Priority Goals (APGs) are near-term achievements in an agency’s strategic plan that improve outcomes, customer experience, or efficiency. These goals serve as stepping stones towards long-term objectives outlined in the agency’s strategic plan. Federal law requires government agencies to provide regular updates on their journey towards achieving their goals. These updates are released to the public on Performance.gov every quarter, promoting transparency and results-driven governance.
The #FederalAPGs: A to Z
Using visual graphics mirroring grade school alphabet books, the #FederalAPGs campaign showcased the alphabet from A to Z to highlight the FY 2022-23 Agency Priority Goals on social media.
Check out the full alphabet of #FederalAPGs below, and learn more about each of the agency priority goals.
Every 2 years, government agencies set Agency Priority Goals (APGs). APGs help pave the way to long-term priorities, and impact many parts of our lives as Americans! Today let’s learn our #FederalAPGs from A-G, featuring @USDA, @CommerceGov, @USDOT, @USAID, @ENERGY, & @HHSGov. pic.twitter.com/7p7Uv4Fb1u— Performance.gov (@PerformanceGov) September 18, 2023
Just like sharing milestones on social media or quarterly reviews at work, agencies like @DeptVetAffairs, @USDOT, @ENERGY, @CommerceGov, @usedgov, @USDOL, & @HHSGov keep us posted on their journey to achieve their progress. Check out the #FederalAPGs below! #GovDelivers pic.twitter.com/hKBMjcEmrQ— Performance.gov (@PerformanceGov) September 19, 2023
Agencies set goals to improve public outcomes, #CX, and efficiency. They cover everything from road safety to #smallbusiness support and even expanding our knowledge of space and time. Click through for the #FederalAPGs from @ENERGY, @NASA, @USTreasury, @USDOT, & @SBAgov! pic.twitter.com/Pok9XrmleG— Performance.gov (@PerformanceGov) September 20, 2023
APGs serve as stepping stones towards long-term objectives in an agency’s strategic plan, like a cleaner future and benefits for underserved communities. Let’s look at the #FederalAPGs from @USDOT, @SocialSecurity, @DeptVetAffairs, @Interior, @USDA & @USGSA! pic.twitter.com/CwJT3Sh2DY— Performance.gov (@PerformanceGov) September 21, 2023
Full List of Spotlighted APGs
Below is the comprehensive list of APGs highlighted in the campaign:
- A is for Aviation: Department of Transportation (DOT), Aviation Safety
- B is for Broadband: U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) & U.S. Department of Commerce (DOC), Ensure All Americans have Access to High-speed, Affordable and Reliable Broadband
- C is for Clean Energy: Department of Energy (DOE), Clean Energy Innovation and Deployment
- D is for Daycare: Health and Human Services (HHS), Child Well-Being
- E is for Estuary: DOC, Increase conservation of America’s coastal land and waters
- F is for Food Security: U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID), Resilience and Food Security
- G is for Global Health: USAID & DOS, HIV/AIDS (Joint with DOS)
- H is for Healthcare: U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA), Expanding Connected Care
- I is for Infrastructure: DOE & DOT, Electric Vehicle Charging Infrastructure deployment under Bipartisan Infrastructure Law (BIL) (Joint with DOT)
- J is for Job Creation: Department of Commerce, Strengthen the global competitiveness of American businesses
- K is for K-12: Department of Education (ED), Address the impact of COVID-19 on students, educators, and faculty
- L is for Labor: Department of Labor (DOL), An Economy for All Workers
- M is for Maternal Health: HHS, Maternal Health
- N is for National Labs: DOE, National Laboratories
- O is for Outer Space: NASA, James Webb Space Telescope
- P is for Payment: Department of the Treasury, Improving the Payment Experience
- Q is for Quarterly Updates
- R is for Roadway Safety: DOT, Roadway Safety
- S is for Small Businesses: Small Business Administration, Increasing Capital to Underserved Small Businesses through Community Financial Institutions
- T is for Transportation: DOT, Maintaining High-Performing Core Assets
- U is for Underserved Communities: Social Security Administration, Improve Equity in the Supplemental Security Income Program
- V is for Veterans: VA, Rural Health Workforce
- W is for Wind Energy: Department of Interior, Facilitating Safe and Environmentally Responsible Offshore Wind Energy Development
- X is for CX: USDA, Enhance Customer Experience and Improve Trust
- Y is for 2-Year term
- Z is for Zero-emission: General Services Administration, Increase Adoption of GSA-Sponsored Identity Solutions
Visit Performance.gov to search through more federal agencies’ two-year priority goals and four-year strategic objectives. Find a specific strategic priority such as climate change or cybersecurity using the Strategic Goal Dashboard, where you can easily sort APGs and strategic objectives by agency, focus area, and more.
Government is as universal as the alphabet itself, and plays an essential role in shaping our world. The #FederalAPGs campaign serves as a reminder of the government’s everyday impact and shows how we all have a stake in our government’s performance. Interested in APGs and looking for more ways to become an informed and engaged citizen? Performance.gov has many resources available:
- Explore Performance.gov for quarterly updates and progress on agency priorities and strategies.
- Check out APG Best Practices and Success Factors.
- Search APGs by agency and theme in the U.S. Strategic Portfolio.