FHWA Reorganization UpdateProgram Performance Management Standing Committee on Performance Management Meeting Detroit, MI October 14, 2011 Peter Stephanos Federal Highway Administration
New Proposed Office Mission Lead, guide, coordinate and develop the cross-cutting aspects of a performance-based federal highway program to ensure consistency in philosophy and sustained implementation of performance elements across various program areas.
Ensure FHWA operates in a “corporate” manner Establishment of policy and guidance Development of tools and methods Common implementation approach for the agency Clearly define and adhere to one framework Prepare FHWA by building staff strength Develop and deploy new methods and tools Assess performance at a national level and produce meaningful, effective reports Engage and partner with key stakeholders Design and Operations of New OfficeOffice Roles
Policy & Guidance – Work with program offices to ensure that FHWA approach to implement program performance management follows one framework in a consistent and coordinated manner. Institutional Capacity Development – Work with division offices to ensure that FHWA is fully prepared, equip and proficient in the core competencies to deliver the federal role and to be a strong advocate for program performance management. Ensure that the roles and responsibilities of FHWA units and staff are clearly communicated and understood. Performance Management & Analytical Tools – Work with research and technology deployment units and program offices to develop and advance new technologies that will improve how performance is managed at the national, state and local level. Assessment, Evaluation & Reporting – Work with program offices to evaluate performance, trends and future needs to achieve performance targets. Produce reports and represent FHWA on external organizations. Design and Operations of New OfficeProposed Office Functions
Proposed Organizational Structure Bridge Performance Management Asset & Pavement Management
Ensuring for Coordination • PPM Core Team • Develop and track work progress • Coordinate agency response to requests • Share and coordinate activities • PPM Leadership Council • Informal stakeholder working groups
Current Office Activities • Staff assigned to new office in October • Primary focus areas: • Work plan development • Capacity development plan • Tier 1 measure studies • Promoting best practices • Assessing reporting capabilities/needs
Thank You U.S. Department of Transportation Federal Highway Administration