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Pursuant to P.L. 2009, c.189, the State must prepare, in time for the Governor’s annual Budget Message, a report of all State tax expenditures made in the last completed fiscal year, the current fiscal year, and the fiscal year to which the Budget Message applies.

This year’s 105-page Tax Expenditure Report, which expands and improves upon last year’s inaugural report, may be accessed at: http://www.state.nj.us/treasury/.

For the first time, New Jersey’s biggest government departments and agencies are publishing data that both defines t heir m issions an d pr ovides u nprecedented i nsight i nto how t hey p erform t heir j obs.

Performance m easurement and r eporting i s t he f irst sntean i am bitious, m u-year per formance

improvement and efficiency program known as the

.

The Performance Budgeting Initiative’s goals include:

  • Ensuring budget priorities align with agencies’ missions and most important projects

  • Focusing managers on achieving positive results and outcomes for citizens and taxpayers

  • Building a culture of innovation and continuous improvement, and

  • Making government more transparent and accountable to citizens and taxpayers

A total of 22 state departments and agencies now post up-to-date performance data or metrics every month related to their self-identified core mission areas. Thanks to Governor Christie’s Executive Order 8, signed the day after the Governor took office last year, this data can be viewed on the Governor’s Performance Center section of the Governor’s Transparency website, http://www.yourmoney.nj.gov/.

Over the course of fiscal year 2012, the Treasury Department will partner with the agencies to build out the next phases or levels of the Performance Budgeting Initiative: using performance measures to manage (Performance Management) and then, as part of the fiscal 2013 planning process, linking budget decisions to priority performance outcomes (Performance Budgeting).

As a necessary step toward the implementation of performance budgeting for fiscal year 2013, the major State agencies were asked to provide a new, alternative display of their proposed fiscal 2012 budgets

according to their core mission areas. The resulting

display

that follows, offers policymakers and taxpayers valuable new insight into how the State allocates its resources across its core priorities. Some agencies also have provided an allocation for their Non-State sources of funding.

To build performance management, the Treasury Department will work with each agency during fiscal year 2012 to refine and identify additional performance metrics and to establish specific, public performance goals that speak to agency operations’ effectiveness, efficiency, timeliness, and service quality.

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