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Recent Initiatives Strengthen Florida's Performance-Based Budgeting System, Report No. 00-15, November 2000
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Program Evaluation and Justification Reviews

Florida’s performance-based program budgeting (PB²) experience shows that focusing on performance has improved accountability for state programs, led to better public services, and produced cost savings. However, not all agencies have used PB² to improve their efficiency. The 2000 Legislature and Governor have enacted changes to the PB² system that will greatly strengthen its impact on government efficiency. These changes
  • require agencies to undertake core process mapping and to better align their budgets and long-range program plans;
  • require agencies to maintain a comprehensive set of performance measures; and
  • create a Legislative Budget Commission responsible for reviewing agency requests for budget amendments and for conducting in-depth reviews of agency budgets using zero-based budgeting principles.

What other OPPAGA-related materials are available?

  • Report No. 96-77B Performance-Based Program Budgeting in Florida: Current Status and Next Steps, published in April 1997.
  • Report No. 96-77A Performance-Based Program Budgeting in Context: History and Comparison, published in April 1997.
  • Report No. 01-05 PB² Commentary: Florida’s Unit Cost Initiative Shows Promise, But Needs Further Development, published in January 2001.
  • Report No. 98-45 PB2 Status Report, Fiscal Year 1998-99: Performance-Based Budgeting Has Produced Benefits But Its Usefulness Can Be Improved, published in January 1999.

Copies of this report in print or alternate accessible format may be obtained by telephone (850/488-0021), by FAX (850/487-9213), in person, or by mail (OPPAGA Report Production, Claude Pepper Building, Room 312, 111 W. Madison St., Tallahassee, FL 32399-1475).
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