Bill Sponsor
Senate Bill 709
118th Congress(2023-2024)
Federal Agency Performance Act of 2023
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Passed Senate on Feb 8, 2024
Overview
Text
Introduced
Mar 8, 2023
Latest Action
Feb 13, 2024
Origin Chamber
Senate
Type
Bill
Bill
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Bill Number
709
Congress
118
Policy Area
Government Operations and Politics
Government Operations and Politics
Primary focus of measure is government administration, including agency organization, contracting, facilities and property, information management and services; rulemaking and administrative law; elections and political activities; government employees and officials; Presidents; ethics and public participation; postal service. Measures concerning agency appropriations and the budget process may fall under Economics and Public Finance policy area.
Sponsorship by Party
Democrat
Michigan
Republican
Indiana
Senate Votes (1)
House Votes (0)
checkPassed on February 8, 2024
Status
Passed
Type
Unanimous Consent
Unanimous Consent
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Passed/agreed to in Senate: Passed Senate with an amendment by Unanimous Consent.
Summary

Federal Agency Performance Act of 2023

This bill addresses federal agency performance and accountability.

Specifically, the bill revises requirements regarding strategic reviews of federal agencies' performance goals and requires a Deputy Performance Improvement Officer to support the Performance Improvement Officer.

With respect to strategic reviews, not less frequently than annually and consistent with guidance issued by the Office of Management and Budget, each agency must take specified actions, including

  • for each goal or objective established in the agency's strategic plan, review the progress achieved toward the goal and the likelihood that the agency will achieve the goal;
  • identify any risks or impediments that would decrease the likelihood that the agency will achieve the goal; and
  • for each goal at greatest risk of not being achieved, identify prospects and strategies for performance improvement.

Additionally, the bill requires that federal government priority goals (1) be updated and revised not less frequently than during the first year of each presidential term, (2) include plans for the successful achievement of each goal within each single presidential term, and (3) explicitly cite to any specific contents of the budget that support the achievement of each goal.

Text (3)
February 8, 2024
Actions (10)
02/13/2024
Held at the desk.
02/13/2024
Received in the House.
02/12/2024
Message on Senate action sent to the House.
02/08/2024
Passed Senate with an amendment by Unanimous Consent.
02/08/2024
Passed/agreed to in Senate: Passed Senate with an amendment by Unanimous Consent.
05/04/2023
Placed on Senate Legislative Calendar under General Orders. Calendar No. 46.
05/04/2023
Committee on Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs. Reported by Senator Peters with an amendment. With written report No. 118-18.
03/29/2023
Committee on Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs. Ordered to be reported with an amendment favorably.
03/08/2023
Read twice and referred to the Committee on Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs.
03/08/2023
Introduced in Senate
Public Record
Record Updated
Feb 23, 2024 3:31:42 PM