FY 2022 Annual Performance Plan and Report - Executive Summary

Fiscal Year 2022
Released June, 2021

Topics on this page: Cross-Agency Priority Goals | Agency Priority Goals | Strategic Goals Overview | Performance Management | Strategic Review | Annual Performance Plan and Report

Cross-Agency Priority Goals

Per the GPRAMA requirement to address Cross-Agency Priority (CAP) Goals in the agency strategic plan, the annual performance plan, and the annual performance report, please refer to www.Performance.gov for the agency's contributions to those goals and progress, where applicable.

Agency Priority Goals

The HHS FY 2020-2021 Agency Priority Goals (APGs) were established by the previous administration and supported multiple objectives across the HHS Strategic Plan.  For presentation purposes, the Department has chosen to display these APGs under their most closely aligned strategic objectives.  HHS is currently developing the FY 2022-2023 APGs, which will be reported in the FY 2023 Annual Performance Plan and Report.

Strategic Goals Overview

In the previous administration, the Department developed the HHS Strategic Plan FY 2018-2022.  The HHS Strategic Plan FY 2018-2022 identifies 5 strategic goals and 20 strategic objectives.  The full HHS Strategic Plan FY 2018-2022 is located at https://www.hhs.gov/about/strategic-plan/index.html.  The five strategic goals are:

Goal 1:  Reform, Strengthen, and Modernize the Nation's Health Care System.

Goal 2:  Protect the Health of Americans Where They Live, Learn, Work, and Play.

Goal 3:  Strengthen the Economic and Social Well-Being of Americans across the Lifespan.

Goal 4:  Foster Sound, Sustained Advances in the Sciences.

Goal 5:  Promote Effective and Efficient Management and Stewardship.

HHS is currently developing the HHS Strategic Plan FY 2022-2026.  The strategic goals  and strategic objectives will be included in the FY 2023 Annual Performance Plan and Report.

Performance Management

Performance goals and measures are powerful tools to advance an effective, efficient, and productive government, while being accountable for achieving program outcomes.  HHS regularly collects and analyzes performance data to inform decisions, to gauge meaningful progress towards objectives, and to identify more cost-efficient ways to achieve results.  Responding to opportunities afforded by GPRAMA, HHS continues to institute significant improvements in performance management, including:

  • Developing, analyzing, reporting, and managing agency priority goals and conducting performance reviews between HHS component staff and HHS leadership to monitor progress towards achieving key performance objectives.
  • Conducting the Strategic Reviews process to support decision-making and performance improvement across the Department.
  • Coordinating performance measurement, budgeting, strategic planning, and enterprise risk management activities within the Department.
  • Fostering a network of component Performance Officers who support, coordinate, and implement performance management efforts across HHS.
  • Sharing best practices in performance management at HHS through webinars and other media.

Strategic Review

GPRAMA aligned agency strategic planning cycles to presidential election cycles and administrative transitions.  As a result, the previous administration established HHS's FY 2018–2022 Strategic Plan with a set of strategic priorities that began in FY 2018.  As HHS sets its new priorities for FY 2022-2026 and begins the development of a new strategic plan, the objectives contained in the HHS Strategic Plan FY 2018-2022 are all assessed and categorized as Progressing.  HHS is using its FY 2020 Strategic Review process to inform goals and plans for the future.

Annual Performance Plan and Report

The Annual Performance Plan and Report provides information on the Department's progress towards achieving the goals and objectives described in the HHS Strategic Plan.  HHS is currently developing the Strategic Plan for FY 2022-2026 that will align with the Administration and the Department's priorities.  The measures related to the HHS Strategic Plan FY 2022-2026 will be reported in the FY 2023 Annual Performance Plan and Report.  As required by GRPAMA and OMB Circular A-11, the organization of this FY 2022 report instead aligns with the HHS Strategic Plan FY 2018-2022 established by the previous administration and the information in this report reflects results available as of April 2021.  The COVID‑19 pandemic is impacting HHS programs in a variety of ways, and in some cases those impacts are still evolving given the dynamic nature of the situation.  The pandemic may impact the ability of some HHS programs to achieve projected targets, or result in the need to revise targets in future years.  Where known, impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic on HHS performance results are identified in the sections below.  As additional data becomes available, HHS will continue to update information on those impacts in future reports.

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