A recent examination conducted by the Government Accountability Office revealed the Office of Management and Budget and agencies have not been fully implementing the requirements detailed in the Government Performance and Results Act (GPRA) Modernization Act of 2010.
With thousands of plans and reports being produced and submitted to Congress annually, the GPRAMA helps whittle down these numbers. By identifying any outdated or duplicative reports, OMB helps Congress to prioritize and eliminate reporting requirements, ultimately allowing for more time to be put toward important and beneficial work.
According to the GPRAMA, OMB is required to review plans and reports agencies have submitted to Congress for any requests that are outdated or duplicative. Since the implementation of the GPRAMA in 2010, OMB has published three lists of proposals on a biannual basis, rather than annually, as required.
In addition, OMB did not publish the lists on the presidential annual budget, as required. Instead, they published the lists online at performance.gov and defended their decision to do so claiming that the website hosts many resources for GPRAMA. By declining to publish their lists on the presidential annual budget, however, OMB may have missed several opportunities.