Welcome to the U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service Strategic Cost & Performance Management Website

“The key to being able to show the American public the value we provide is by collecting accurate cost information. By fully costing the daily activities supporting our goals, we can better make the critical decisions for allocating our limited available funds. This will allow us to achieve the most benefit for the fish and wildlife resources and their habitats that we manage.” —Marshall Jones

Purpose of ABC Implementation at the Fish and Wildlife Service

The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (FWS) is the Department of the Interior's (DOI) Bureau charged with the mission to conserve, protect, and enhance fish, wildlife, and plants and other habitats for the American people. To assist the Service in achieving this mission in the most effective manner, as well as to comply with various Departmental and federal mandates, the FWS is implementing activity-based costing and management (ABC/M). ABC/M is a cost accounting and management tool that will provide the Service with improved visibility into the full costs of daily operations and outputs. It is expected that ABC/M data will be used extensively across the FWS and DOI for process improvement, budget formulation and justification, and performance measurement in upcoming fiscal years.

What's New - Updated 08/22/07

Quicktime Users: Quicktime is simply a new way of collecting the Service’s Time and Attendance information and is being phased in during FY08. The 2-digit ABC code is a required field in Quicktime. The program will not allow you to complete your time sheet without filling in the ABC code.

Good news: ABC codes have not changed for FY08 - continue to use the same ABC codes in Quicktime that you normally use to code your work. This site contains the ABC dictionary, coding guidance, and other tools help you select the most appropriate ABC code. For more information on Quicktime, including the tentative schedule, please see the Service’s Quicktime Site.

Check out our Prior Month's Tips - They may help you with ABC Coding

Enterprise Planner Key Dates
FY 2007 EP Schedule (MS Word)  Enterprise Planning POCs and Backups

Business Rules
Business Rules for Enterprise Planner (MS Word)

The FY 2007 ABC to CSF Mapping file is available, see the Mapping page

Watch the new Cognos Version 8 Video Tutorials

FY07 Documents