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Senate Bill No. 633

(By Senators Unger and Bowman)

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[Introduced March 21, 2005; referred to the Committee

on Government Organization.]

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A BILL to amend the Code of West Virginia, 1931, as amended, by adding thereto a new article, designated §5A-1B-1 and §5A-1B-2, all relating to the West Virginia Managing for Results Act.

Be it enacted by the Legislature of West Virginia:
That the Code of West Virginia, 1931, as amended, be amended by adding thereto a new article, designated §5A-1B-1 and §5A-1B-2, all to read as follows:
ARTICLE 1B. "THE WEST VIRGINIA MANAGING FOR RESULTS ACT."
§5A-1B-1. Definitions.
As used in this article:
(1) "Agency" means an entity of the executive branch of state government;
(2) "Goal" means a broad statement that describes the desired long-term results toward which an agency directs its efforts. Goals support, clarify, and provide direction to the agency's mission and assist in the application of state resources toward implementation of the managing for results state comprehensive plan;
(3) "Managing for results" means a planning, performance measurement, and budgeting process that emphasizes use of resources to achieve measurable results, accountability, efficiency, and continuous improvement in State Government Programs;
(4) "Mission" means the purpose for an agency's existence and includes a description of what an agency does and for whom it does it;
(5) "Objective" means a specific and measurable short-term target for achievement of an agency's goals and includes a description of the desired results and a target date for accomplishment;
(6) "Performance measure" means a quantitative or qualitative indicator used to assess whether an agency is meeting its goals and objectives, and includes the following:
(a) An efficiency measure that quantifies the relationship between measures of the inputs used to produce goods or services and the measures of the outputs of these activities;
(b) An input measure that quantifies the amount of resources used to provide goods and services;
(c) An outcome measure that quantifies the results an agency achieves or the benefits citizens receive from an agency's activities;
(d) An output measure that quantifies the amount of goods and services produced by the agency; and
(e) A quality measure that quantifies or describes:
(i) The effectiveness of the agency in meeting agency objectives;
(ii) Aspects of the satisfaction that customers may or may not have with state goods or services; or
(iii) How state goods or services compare to some external or internal standard;
(7) "Secretary" means the Secretary of Administration;
(8) "State comprehensive plan" means a statement of goals which serve as a broad directive for improving or making more cost effective state resources and services. The plan shall include no more than ten statewide goals and fifty to one hundred performance measures that describe the statewide progress towards its goals; and
(9) "Strategic plan" means a statement of direction implemented by an agency to carry out its mission.
§5A-1B-2. Development and implementation of managing for results. (a) The Secretary shall review and update as necessary the:

(1) Goals developed in the managing for results State Comprehensive Plan; and
(2) The plan's objectives and performance measures.
(b) On or before the first day of July each year an agency, in conjunction with the Secretary, shall select no more than six agency goals that are:
(1) Compatible with the managing for results State Comprehensive Plan; or
(2) Consistent with the agency's mission if the goals identified in the managing for results State Comprehensive Plan do not apply to the agency.
(c) With its annual budget submission to the Secretary, an agency shall develop and submit to the Secretary as part of the budget process a managing for results agency strategic plan that shall include:
(1) A mission statement;
(2) A description of the agency's goals;
(3) A description of the objectives and performance measures implemented at the program level to achieve the agency's goals, including:
(A) Performance measure statistics for at least the two most recently completed fiscal years; and
(B) Performance measure estimates for the current year appropriation and budget request year;
(4) A discussion of the agency's progress in meeting its goals and performance measures and any challenges the agency has faced in working toward its goals;
(5) A description of the internal controls established to ensure reliability of the data collected for each performance measure; and
(6) An identification of the customers and stakeholders served.
(d) An agency subject to this article shall maintain documentation of the internal controls established to evaluate performance measures that shall be subject to review by the state, including the Legislative Auditor.
(e) (1) The Secretary shall provide a report to the Senate Finance Committee and House Finance Committee in December of each year on the contents of the state comprehensive plan and the state's progress toward the goals outlined in the plan.
(2) The report shall include details on each agency's progress.
(3) The Senate Finance Committee and House Finance Committee may hold hearings after receiving the report.
(4) The first report shall be submitted before the thirty-first day of December, two thousand five and shall include a presentation of the first managing for results state comprehensive plan.
(f) The Secretary shall review the strategic plans and the state comprehensive plan and recommend to the Governor appropriate
changes to agency budgets.



NOTE: The purpose of this bill is to create "The West Virginia Managing For Results Act."

This article is new; therefore, strike-throughs and underscoring have been omitted.
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