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									                     White House Office of Management and Budget
                    Report Summary: 2012-2013 Agency Priority Goals

Starting in 2009, the Administration established a common-sense approach to improving the
performance of government at every level. Following successful evidence-based practices used in the
private and public sectors, the Administration began engaging senior Federal leaders in establishing
two-year Agency Priority Goals in areas where agencies were focused on accelerated performance
improvement. The Administration also established government-wide Cross-Agency Priority Goals in
areas benefiting from collaboration across multiple agencies.

Today, the Administration is releasing a report on performance results through the fourth quarter of
2013, which represents the final quarterly update on results for the 2012-2013 Agency Priority
Goals. The report shows significant progress across the government in delivering positive impact for
the American people.

The goals set by the Administration touch many of the mission areas in the Federal government that
impact people’s lives each day and improve government operations: such as reducing foodborne
illness through targeted inspections, coordinating multiple agency services to reduce veteran’s
homelessness, and reducing hospital acquired infections. More than ever, government leaders are
using goals and data-analytics to identify and spread successes across the government and with State
and local partners.

Below are some highlights:

   As part of the cross agency efforts to support the President’s National Export Initiative, the
    Department of Commerce, as Chair of the Trade Promotion Coordinating Committee (TPCC),
    has taken actions to help achieve a record level of exports of $2.3 trillion in 2013, which
    supported an additional 1.3 million U.S. jobs. For example, in 2013, the Department of
    Commerce’s International Trade Administration (ITA) met its goal of increasing the annual
    number of new markets that current U.S. exporters enter with ITA assistance to 6,100, a 7
    percent increase. The Department of Commerce and other TPCC agencies continue to advance
    the interests of U.S. exporters, especially small and medium sized, in markets beyond the United

   The Department of the Treasury estimates that it has saved the American people hundreds of
    millions of dollars by creating an Agency Priority Goal around increasing electronic transactions
    with the public to improve service, prevent fraud, and reduce costs. Included in this goal was an
    effort to modernize the Federal government’s payment and collection systems, which resulted in
    paper benefit payments dropping from 131 million in 2010 to 39 million in 2013, allowing us to
    get money to beneficiaries and back into the economy faster than ever. At the same time,
    electronic collections jumped from 85 percent of total collections in 2010 to 97 percent in 2013,
    reducing costs to the Federal government.

   After designating the improvement of business loan efficiency as an Agency Priority Goal, the
    Small Business Administration (SBA) has made considerable progress in making it more efficient
    for small businesses to get loans, while also reducing cost. The SBA increased the use of
    paperless processing in their 7(a) loan program (which provides financing for various business
    uses, such as working capital and real estate) from 72 percent in 2011 to 90 percent in 2013, and
    from 55 percent to 76 percent in their 504 loan program (which provides financing for real
    estate and major equipment). The adoption of electronic loan processing also contributed to a
    5.6 percent increase in loan volume from 2012 to 2013, growing the number of small businesses

   The Department of State set an Agency Priority Goal of using its diplomatic mission overseas to
    increase the number of market-oriented economic and policy activities by 15 percent, helping to
    expand U.S. exports, create opportunities for U.S. businesses abroad, and increase economic
    growth and job creation. State uses its more than 200 diplomatic missions to promote U.S.
    manufactured goods and services, analyze and address foreign trade and investment barriers, and
    provide counseling on exports to new firms. State has exceeded its goal by 43 percent, achieving
    a total of 971 “success stories” – instances where an export deal is achieved, a dispute is
    favorably resolved, or a foreign policy is changed to help U.S. businesses expand opportunities

   After establishing an Agency Priority Goal focused on preventing Americans at-risk of
    foreclosure from losing their homes, the Department of Housing and Urban Development
    (HUD) initiated a number of measures to improve agency operations and help borrowers at the
    very early stages of delinquency when interventions can prevent serious delinquency. HUD
    increased the number of households assisted with early intervention by 31 percent between 2010
    and 2013. HUD also reduced six month re-default rates from 17 percent in 2011 to 8 percent in
    2013 among those who were helped by the agency’s mitigation programs.

Bringing more robust performance management practices to Federal agencies is a priority for this
Administration, and we are pleased to see these efforts gaining momentum. Going forward, with the
upcoming release of the FY 2015 Budget, the Administration will be setting its new strategic plans,
establishing a new cohort of Agency Priority Goals, as well as new Cross-Agency Priority Goals that
span across the government.

The full results from today’s update can be found on Performance.gov, the Administration’s public
portal for tracking and reporting performance progress.

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