DETAIL OF PERFORMANCE ANALYSIS
Target 20%/16 members
Result 35%/16 (Exceeded)
$225,765 and 28 members (Baseline)
2008 2007 2006 2005 2003
.64 .65 .66 N/A Baseline
10/2008 10/2007 .55 (Exceeded) .67 .86
Data Source: Measure 1 - ATSDR’s Office of Science maintains the financial records associated with the Board of Scientific Counselors (BSC) member costs. Measure 2 - NCEH ATSDR Project Profile Database.
Data Validation: Measure 1 - The BSC member cost report is reviewed by Committee Management and is provided to GSA annually. Measure 2 - Project Profile maps NCEH/ATSDR goals/measures and FTE’s to budget.
Cross Reference: Measure 1 - HHS-8, HP-8.12, *-1, 3; Measure 2 - HHS-8, HP-8.12, *-1, 3, PART
EFFICIENCY GOAL: PROMOTE EFFECTIVE AND EFFICIENT ATSDR MANAGEMENT.
2. Number of FTE providing program support through the Office of the Director per $1 million in total program budget. [E]
1. By 2006, achieve a 20% cost savings and reduce the number of committee members from 28 to 16 as a result of the consolidation of the Advisory Committee to the Director, NCEH and the Board of Scientific Counselors, ATSDR. [E]
Efficiency Measure 1:
ATSDR's Board of Scientific Counselors and the National Center for Environmental Health’s Advisory Committee merged in December 2004. This consolidation decreased the total number of board members and has resulted in a cost savings in FY 2005. As results have been reported for FY 2006, this measure will be retired and will be replaced with the new measure listed in the table above.
Efficiency Measure 2:
ATSDR has taken a number of steps to become more efficient and productive, including reducing the size of the Office of the Director (OD) by decreasing the number of the office’s program-support FTEs per million dollars. Further steps are being taken throughout the organization, including the following:
ATSDR restructured its divisions, reducing the total from five down to four. Reducing the number of divisions and branches reduced the number of necessary management staff, making ATSDR more efficient and cost effective.
A T S D R i s r e d u c i n g t h e n u m b e r o f P u b l i c H e a l t h A s s e s s m e n t s i t p r o v i d e s , o p t i n g i n s t e a d f o r l e s s - c o s t l y It is also reducing documentation requirements to improve productivity. technical assists. In addition,
ATSDR has automated its productivity reports, reducing the number of staff hours required to produce them by 1,600 percent.
The ATSDR Records Center has begun archiving and distributing the vast majority of its documents in an electronic rather than printed format. These steps have produced efficiencies and cost savings in staff time, paper, binding materials, equipment, and mailing.
FY 2008 ATSDR CONGRESSIONAL JUSTIFICATION SAFER·HEALTHIER·PEOPLE™