Message from the HHS Performance Improvement Officer

The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) supports and implements programs that enhance the health, safety, and well-being of the American people.  The scope of HHS's work to ensure the health and safety of our nation has never been more evident than in the central role HHS has played in the government-wide response to the COVID-19 pandemic.  HHS has mobilized resources across the Department to address the full scope of this once in a century event.

In accordance with the Government Performance and Results Act (GPRA) of 1993, as amended in the GPRA Modernization Act (GPRAMA) of 2010, I am pleased to present the Fiscal Year 2022 Annual Performance Plan and Report, documenting the Department's performance during the past year.  Further information detailing HHS performance is available at

The previous administration established the HHS Strategic Plan FY 2018–2022 with a set of strategic priorities that began in FY 2018.  HHS is currently developing the HHS Strategic Plan FY 2022-2026.  In FY 2020, HHS monitored over 900 performance measures to manage departmental programs and activities and improve the efficiency and effectiveness of these programs.  As required by GPRAMA, this report includes a representative set of performance measures to illustrate progress toward achieving the Department's strategic goals in the HHS Strategic Plan FY 2018-2022 established by the previous administration.  The information in this report spans the Department's 11 operating divisions and 14 staff divisions and includes work done across the country and throughout the world.  Each HHS division has reviewed its submission and I confirm, based on certifications from the divisions, that the data are reliable and complete.  When results are not available because of delays in data collection, the report notes the date when the results will be available.  Where known, impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic on HHS performance results are also identified in this report.  As additional data becomes available, HHS will continue to update the information on those impacts in future reports.  The results presented here demonstrate that HHS is performing well across a wide range of activities.

Norris Cochran
Acting Performance Improvement Officer
U.S. Department of Health and Human Services

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