Fat brown bear in Katmai National Park, Alaska
Fat brown bear wading in Katmai National Park, Alaska

Office of Planning and Performance Management

The Office of Planning and Performance Management's goals are to support data-driven decisions through evidence building efforts, shifting away from compliance activities and toward actions that will support the availability of high-quality data and transparency, to ensure programs and projects deliver critical services to the American public efficiently and effectively. 

The Office is headed by a Director who reports to the Deputy Assistant Secretary – Environment and Policy Management.  The Director performs the function of Deputy Performance Improvement Officer, established under Executive Order 13450, Chief Evaluation Officer, established by the Foundation for Evidence-Based Policymaking Act of 2018 (Evidence Act), and Chief Risk Officer, in compliance with OMB Circular A-123.

This is accomplished through the following activities:

  • Integrated Strategic Planning and Annual Performance Reports
  • Performance Assessment and Management
  • Evidence Act Implementation
  • Enterprise Risk Management
  • Business Process Improvement