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Performance-Based Program Budgeting in Florida: Current Status and Next Steps , Report No. 96-77B, April 1997
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  • Florida is ahead of other states and the federal government in funding programs based on results.
  • The Legislature has incorporated performance data into the budget process to improve accountability. The Legislature has also used the process to provide both budget flexibility and incentive funding.
  • Some agencies have embraced performance measurement as a management tool and have obtained significant benefits.
  • Agencies have proposed large programs to maximize budget flexibility, but this limits accountability. Agencies are now developing more realistic proposals.
  • State agencies have made progress in measuring program results. However, improvements are needed before the Legislature and citizens can readily assess program results and costs.
  • Performance-based program budgeting will take several years to implement. State agencies must continue to refine performance measures and standards.

What other OPPAGA-related materials are available?

  • 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. 00-15 PB² Status Report: Recent Initiatives Strengthen Florida's Performance-Based Budgeting System, published in November 2000.
  • 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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