Performance Measures and Standards

Performance measures and standards are now included in each agency's long range program plan, available on the agency's website or at the Florida Fiscal Portal.

Prior to Fiscal Year 2007-08, the Legislature annually approved performance measures and standards as part of the legislative appropriations process.  The following documents list agency performance measures and standards approved by the Legislature each fiscal year. 

Performance Measures and Standards Approved by the Legislature for Fiscal Year 2006-2007
Performance Measures and Standards Approved by the Legislature for Fiscal Year 2005-2006
Performance Measures and Standards Approved by the Legislature for Fiscal Year 2004-2005

PB2 Summary and Status Reports

These OPPAGA reports describe the early status of performance-based program budgeting in Florida and provide recommendations for improving the process.

Report No. 01-05 PB2 Commentary: Florida's Unit Cost Initiative Shows Promise, But Needs Further Development (January 2001)
Report No. 00-15 PB2 Status Report, Recent Initiatives Strengthen Florida's Performance-Based Budgeting System (November 2000)
Report No. 99-01 Bringing Administrative and Support Functions Under Performance-Based Program Budgeting (August 1999)
Report No. 98-45 PB2 Status Report, Fiscal Year 1998-99: Performance-Based Budgeting Has Produced Benefits But Its Usefulness Can Be Improved (January 1999)
Report No. 96-77B Performance-Based Program Budgeting in Florida: Current Status and Next Steps (April 1997)
Report No. 96-77A Performance-Based Program Budgeting in Context: History and Comparison (April 1997)

Program Evaluation and Justification Reviews

OPPAGA conducted these reviews after agencies had operated under PB2 for at least one year to assess agency performance and identify policy alternatives to reduce costs and improve services.

Report No. 04-56 Justification Review: Division of Alcoholic Beverages and Tobacco Should Improve Primary Functions and Accountability System (August 2004)
Report No. 03-71 Justification Review: State Faces Challenges to Improving Community Public Health in Florida (December 2003)
Report No. 03-70 Justification Review: Private Colleges and Universities Program—Department of Education (December 2003)
Report No. 03-56 Justification Review: Additional Steps Could Be Taken to Aid Pari-Mutuel Wagering Industry and/or Cut Regulatory Cost (October 2003)
Report No. 03-52 Justification Review: Economic Self-Sufficiency Performance Mixed; Food Stamp Improvements Could Yield Federal Bonuses (October 2003)
Report No. 03-25 Justification Review: Emergency Medical Services Program Should Improve Provider Compliance with Safety Standards (April 2003)
Report No. 03-18 Justification Review: Counterfeit and Diverted Drugs Threaten Public Health and Waste State Dollars (February 2003)
Report No. 03-16 Justification Review: Office of Student Financial Assistance Generally Performs Well, But Performance Measurement and Default Prevention Should Be Improved (February 2003)
Report No. 03-12 Justification Review: Water Resource Management Program, Department of Environmental Protection (February 2003)
Report No. 03-06 Justification Review: While Medical Quality Assurance Improving, Licensure Needs Increased Accountability (January 2003)
Report No. 03-02 Justification Review: Brain and Spinal Cord Injury Program Reports Meeting Goal, Could Recover Additional Revenues (January 2003)
Report No. 03-01
Justification Review: Law Enforcement Program Should Pursue Outsourcing, Track Case Outcomes, Integrate Information Systems (January 2003)
Report No. 02-68 Justification Review: Two Department of State Divisions Would Benefit Through Coordination and Grants Streamlining (December 2002)
Report No. 02-62
Justification Review: Prevention and Victim Services Program Department of Juvenile Justice (November 2002)
Report No. 02-55 Justification Review: Most Election Reforms Implemented; Additional Actions Could Be Considered (October 2002)
Report No. 02-42 Justification Review: The Juvenile Justice Residential Program Should Improve Contracting Processes (July 2002)
Report No. 02-32 Justification Review: Workforce Development Education Program (May 2002)
Report No. 02-29 Justification Review: Florida’s Air Quality Is Generally Good, But Ozone and Air Toxics Are Concerns (May 2002)
Report No. 02-17 Justification Review: Most Delinquents Sent to Community Supervision; Program Could Improve (March 2002)
Report No. 02-16
Progress Report of Justification Review: Child Protection Program, Department of Children and Families (March 2002)
Report No. 02-15 Justification Review: Eliminating Recycling Grants and Raising Recycling Rates Could Save Over $2.5 Million (March 2002)
Report No. 02-11 Justification Review: Sale of Lottery Products Program, Department of the Lottery (February 2002)
Report No. 02-08 Justification Review: Slow Progress Has Been Made in Cleaning Up and Redeveloping Contaminated Brownfield Sites (February 2002)
Report No. 01-66 Justification Review: Services to Elders Program, Department of Elder Affairs (December 2001)
Report No. 01-65 Justification Review: Environmental Laboratory Privatization Feasible; Cost Savings Are Uncertain (December 2001)
Report No. 01-64 Justification Review: Justice Administrative Commission, State Attorneys, and Public Defenders (December 2001)
Report No. 01-63 Justification Review: State Veterans Program Meets Most Goals; Savings Seen in Outsourcing Certain Functions (December 2001)
Report No. 01-61 Justification Review: Expected Medicaid Savings Unrealized; Performance, Cost Information Not Timely for Legislative Purposes (November 2001)
Report No. 01-60 Justification Review: Agricultural Development Program Met Standards, But Activities Should Become Financially Self-Supporting (November 2001)
Report No. 01-59
Justification Review: Department of Military Affairs Should Develop Plan to Consolidate Facilities to Save Costs (November 2001)
Report No. 01-55 Justification Review: Budget Reductions, Process Improvements Possible in Parole Commission Operations (November 2001) 
Report No. 01-53 Justification Review: Some Funding Shifts Are Possible for the State’s Food Safety and Quality Program (November 2001)
Report No. 01-52 Justification Review: Performance of Collateral Counsels Improved; Registry Accountability Needs to Be Revisited (November 2001)
Report No. 01-51 Justification Review: General Revenue Savings Possible in Consumer Protection Program (November 2001)
Report No. 01-48 Justification Review of the Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission (October 2001)
Report No. 01-39 Justification Review: Medicaid Program Integrity Efforts Recover Minimal Dollars, Sanctions Rarely Imposed, Stronger Accountability Needed (September 2001)
Report No. 01-36 Justification Review: Forest Protection Program Meets Most Standards; Could Achieve Further Savings (August 2001)
Report No. 01-31 Justification Review: Fire Marshal Program Performs Well; Boiler Safety Function, Measures Need Improvement (June 2001)
Report No. 01-28 Justification Review: State University System—Florida Department of Education (May 2001)
Report No. 01-27 Justification Review: Medicaid Disease Management Initiative Sluggish, Cost Savings Not Determined, Design Changes Needed (May 2001)
Report No. 01-24 Justification Review: Health Care Regulation Program Agency for Health Care Administration (May 2001)
Report No. 01-22 Justification Review: Kindergarten Through Twelfth Grade Public Education Program (April 2001)
Report No. 01-14 Justification Review: Child Protection Program (March 2001)
Report No. 01-10 Justification Review: Growth in Medicaid Prescription Drug Costs Indicates Additional Prudent Purchasing Practices Are Needed (February 2001)
Report No. 01-08 Justification Review: DCF’s Adult Services Program Meeting Goals; Data Reliability, Case Management Need Work (February 2001)
Report No. 01-07 Justification Review: State Lands Program Florida Department of Environmental Protection (February 2001)
Report No. 01-03 Justification Review: Motor Vehicle-Related Activities Performed by the Licenses, Titles, and Regulations Program Department of Highway Safety and Motor Vehicles (January 2001)
Report No. 01-02 Justification Review: Driver License-Related Activities Performed by the Licenses, Titles, and Regulations Program Department of Highway Safety and Motor Vehicles  (January 2001)
Report No. 01-01 Justification Review: Financial Accountability for Public Funds Program Is Performing Well (January 2001)
Report No. 00-28 Justification Review: Recreation and Parks Program Department of Environmental Protection (December 2000)
Report No. 00-27 Justification Review: 72% of Youths Restored to Competency, Able to Move to Delinquency Proceedings (December 2000)
Report No. 00-24 Justification Review: Child Support Enforcement Program Florida Department of Revenue (December 2000)
Report No. 00-22 Justification Review: Licensing Program Is Performing Well; Operations and Service Can Be Improved (December 2000)
Report No. 00-17 Justification Review: Developmental Disabilities Program Florida Department of Children and Families (November 2000)
Report No. 00-16
Justification Review: Child Care Program Florida Department of Children and Families (November 2000)
Report No. 00-13 Justification Review: Mental Health Institutions Program Florida Department of Children and Families (October 2000)
Report No. 00-10 Justification Review: Corporations Program Operates Well; Its Fee System Needs Streamlining (September 2000)
Report No. 00-03 Justification Review: Domestic Violence Shelters Keep Victims Safe, Need Data on Long-Term Effects (August 2000)
Report No. 99-53 Justification Review: Legal Affairs Provides Valuable Legal Services, But Accountability Needs to Be Strengthened (May 2000)
Report No. 99-45 Justification Review: Juvenile Detention Program's Performance Improved; Staffing Needs to Be Revisited (April 2000)  
Report No. 99-44 Progress Report: Department of Revenue Needs to Further Improve Oversight of Property Appraisers (March 2000)  
Report No. 99-29 Justification Review of the Highway Construction and Engineering and Transportation System Maintenance Programs (January 2000)
Report No. 99-24 Justification Review for the Public Transportation Program (January 2000)
Report No. 99-09 Justification Review of the Alcohol, Drug Abuse and Mental Health Program (September 1999)
Report No. 99-08 Justification Review of the Toll Operations Program (September 1999)
Report No. 99-05 Justification Review of the Library, Archives, and Information Program (August 1999)
Report No. 99-02 Justification Review of the Right-of-Way Acquisition  Program (August 1999)
Report No. 98-87 Program Evaluation and Justification Review: Florida Highway Patrol (June 1999)
Report No. 98-86 Program Evaluation and Justification Review: Motor Carrier Compliance Program (June 1999)
Report No. 98-77 Follow-up Report on the Program Evaluation and Justification Review for the General Tax Administration Program (April 1999)
Report No. 98-62 Program Evaluation and Justification Review for the Information Technology Program (February 1999)
Report No. 98-08 Program Evaluation and Justification Review: Support Program (August 1998)
Report No. 98-07 Program Evaluation and Justification Review: Supplemental Analysis: Community College Revenues and Expenditures (August 1998)
Report No. 98-06A Program Evaluation and Justification Review: Florida's Community College System (August 1998)
Report No. 98-04 Program Evaluation and Justification Review: Rehabilitation Program (July 1998)
Report No. 98-01 Program Evaluation and Justification Review: Workforce Program (July 1998)
Report No. 97-76 Program Evaluation and Justification Review: Florida Department of Law Enforcement (June 1998)
Report No. 97-75 Program Evaluation and Justification Review:  Retirement Program (June 1998)
Report No. 97-52 Program Evaluation and Justification Review: Disability Determination Program Administered by the Department of Labor and Employment Security (February 1998)
Report No. 96-89 Program Evaluation and Justification Review: General Tax Administration Program Administered by the Department of Revenue (June 1997)
Report No. 96-88 Program Evaluation and Justification Review: Department of Management Services' Facilities Program (June 1997)
Report No. 96-81 Program Evaluation and Justification Review: Property Tax Administration Program Administered by the Department of Revenue (April 1997)

PB2 Performance Reports

OPPAGA assessed the performance of state agency programs operating under performance-based program budgeting using their performance measures and standards.
Report No. 99-23 Measures Commentary: Department of Children and Families Mental Health Institutions Program Proposed Performance Measures for Fiscal Year 2000-01 (January 2000)
Report No. 99-22 Measures Commentary: Department of Children and Families Adult Community Mental Health Proposed Performance Measures for Fiscal Year 2000-01 (January 2000)
Report No. 98-74 PB2 Performance Report for the Criminal Justice Information Program (March 1999)
Report No. 98-73 PB2 Performance Report for the Property Tax Administration Program (March 1999)
Report No. 98-72 PB2 Performance Report for the State's Library, Archives, and Information Program (March 1999)
Report No. 98-71 PB2 Performance Report for the General Tax Administration Program (March 1999)
Report No. 98-67 PB2 Performance Report for the Rehabilitation Program (February 1999)
Report No. 98-66 PB2 Performance Report for the Professionalism Program (February 1999)
Report No. 98-65 PB2 Performance Report for the Criminal Justice Investigations and Forensic Science Program (February 1999)
Report No. 98-61 PB2 Performance Report for the Law Enforcement Program (February 1999)
Report No. 98-60 PB2 Performance Report for the Florida Department of Transportation's Programs' Performance for Fiscal Year 1997-98 (February 1999)
Report No. 98-59 PB2 Performance Report for the Transportation System Maintenance Program (February 1999)
Report No. 98-58 PB2 Performance Report for the Highway Construction and Engineering Program (February 1999)
Report No. 98-57 PB2 Performance Report for the Toll Operations Program (February 1999)
Report No. 98-56 PB2 Performance Report for the Right-of-Way Acquisition Program (February 1999)
Report No. 98-55 PB2 Performance Report for the Public Transportation Program (February 1999)
Report No. 98-54 PB2 Performance Report for the Motor Carrier Compliance Program (February 1999)
Report No. 98-53 PB2 Performance Report for the Support Program (February 1999)
Report No. 98-52 PB2 Performance Report for the Adult Community Mental Health Subprogram (February 1999)
Report No. 98-51 PB2 Performance Report for the Disability Determination Program (February 1999)
Report No. 98-49 PB2 Performance Report for the Substance Abuse Subprogram (February 1999)
Report No. 98-48 PB2 Performance Report for the Safety and Workers' Compensation Program (February 1999)
Report No. 98-47 PB2 Performance Report for the Retirement Program (February 1999)
Report No. 98-43 PB2 Performance Report for the Alcohol, Drug Abuse, and Mental Health (ADM) Program (January 1999)
Report No. 98-41 PB2 Performance Report for the Highway Patrol Program (January 1999)
Report No. 98-40 PB2 Performance Report for the Facilities Program (January 1999)
Report No. 98-37 PB2 Performance Report for the Workforce Program (January 1999)
Report No. 97-65 Review of the Information Technology Program's Performance-Based Program Budgeting Measures and Standards (March 1998)
Report No. 97-64 Review of the Performance of the Department of Revenue's Property Tax Administration Program Based on Performance-Based Budgeting Measures and Standards for Fiscal Year 1996-97 (March 1998)
Report No. 97-55 Review of the Department of Management Services' Support Program's Performance-Based Program Budgeting Measures and Standards (March 1998)
Report No. 97-54 Review of the Performance of the Department of Management Services Workforce Program (February 1998)
Report No. 97-53 Review of the Fiscal Year 1996-97 Performance of the Department of Labor and Employment Security's Rehabilitation Program Compared to General Appropriations Act Performance Standards (February 1998)
Report No. 97-49 Review of the Community College System's Performance-Based Program Budgeting Measures and Incentive Fund (February 1998)
Report No. 97-48 Review of the Department of Revenue’s General Tax Administration Program Based on Performance-Based Budgeting Measures and Standards for Fiscal Year 1996-97 (February 1998)
Report No. 97-43 Review of the Department of Management Services’ Facilities Program Based on Its Performance-Based Program Budgeting Measures and Standards for Fiscal Year 1996-97 (February 1998)
Report No. 97-42 Review of the Performance of the Florida Department of Law Enforcement's Professionalism Program (February 1998)
Report No. 97-41 Review of the Performance of the Florida Department of Law Enforcement's Investigations and Forensic Science Program (February 1998)
Report No. 97-40 Review of the Performance of the Florida Department of Law Enforcement's Information Program (February 1998)
Report No. 97-39 Review of the Division of Retirement’s Performance-Based Program Budgeting Measures and Standards (February 1998)
Report No. 97-35 Public Schools and Performance-Based Program Budgeting: Challenges and Opportunities (January 1998)
Report No. 96-56 Review of the Fiscal Year 1995-96 Performance of the Department of Revenue's General Tax Administration Program Compared to General Appropriations Act Performance Standards (February 1997)
Report No. 96-55 Review of the Fiscal Year 1995-96 Performance of the Department of Revenue's Property Tax Administration Program Compared to General Appropriations Act Performance Standards (February 1997)
Report No. 96-47 Status Report on the Florida Department of Law Enforcement's Initial Efforts in Performance-Based Program Budgeting (February 1997)
Report No. 96-39 Review of the Department of Management Services' Facilities Program's Performance-Based Program Budgeting Measures and Standards (January 1997)


Copies of reports in an 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). Email: oppaga@oppaga.fl.gov