Strategic and Performance Planning
GAO's Strategic Plan 2014-2019 for serving the Congress includes an in-depth treatment of trends and other developments that affect America's future and help shape our work. Our plan provides detailed information about the specific areas of GAOâ€™s work we anticipateâ€”including a description of our goals and objectives, related performance goals, and key efforts for supporting the Congress and the nation as the United States undergoes a period of significant change, one that entails challenging considerations and necessary compromises.
GAO Strategic Plan:
GAO's Human Capital Strategic Plan:2013-2015GAO-13-300SP:Published: Jul 10, 2013. Publicly Released: Jul 10, 2013.
- Feb. 2012 Update to GAO's Strategic Plan 2010-2015 PDF (20 pages) Accessible Text
GAO's annual performance plan covers activities for each of our strategic goals and is included with our budget submission each year.
Looking ahead to fiscal year 2015, GAO is acutely aware of our dual responsibilities in a time of fiscal austerity. First, Congress has rightly come to rely upon GAO to help lawmakers identify billions of dollars in cost savings opportunities to tighten federal budgets or to point out revenue enhancement opportunities. We know our mission becomes critically important when the nation faces difficult financial times. But second, GAO must also ensure it meets this first responsibility while implementing all possible cost savings in its own operations without diminishing our traditionally high-quality work that lays the foundation for critical decision making and oversight by the Congress.
Past Performance Plans