Organizational Performance Management
Organizational Performance Management

Performance management at FWS was developed to streamline business processes and develop a performance based culture. Our comprehensive performance management solution integrates budgeting and planning processes with financial and performance management solutions. The integrated framework aligns and cascades performance information from DOI to FWS Programs. The Service utilizes a business intelligence tool that tracks and maintains the Service’s accomplishments for reporting on Government Performance Results Act (GPRA), Agency Priority Goals (APGs) and other internal measures.

Organizational Performance Management Data at a Glance
Agency Priority Goals – FWS Contributions

FWS collects information on three Agency Priority Goals (Climate Change, Energy and Youth) but only “officially” reports actual data to DOI for two of the goals:

  • Climate Change Adaptation
  • Youth Stewardship

Youth Stewardship of Natural and Cultural Resources

By September 30, 2015, the Department of Interior will provide 40,000 work and training opportunities over two fiscal years (FY 2014 and FY 2015) for individuals age 15 to 25 to support the mission of the Department.

FWS contributes approximately 14% annually to the overall Youth Employment Goal

DOI Renewable Energy Goal – 2014-2015

By September 30, 2015, increase approved capacity authorized for renewable (solar, wind, and geothermal) energy resources affecting Department of the Interior managed lands, while ensuring full environmental review, by at least 16,500 Megawatts (since 2009)

FWS supports the DOI Renewable Energy Goal through Advanced Planning Coordination Responses and Section 7 Consultations

Climate Change Adaptation

By September 30, 2015, the Department of the Interior will demonstrate maturing implementation of climate change adaptation as scored when implementing strategies in its Strategic Sustainability Performance Plan

FWS has identified the following activities to support the Climate Change Adaptation Goal

Element FWS Activity Design underway or project activity initiated Draft Available or 30 % of projects completed Document in final approval or 60 % of projects completed Document Released or 90% of projects completed When Next Level Expected to be Reached FWS Office
Strategy 1: Mainstream and integrate climate change adaptation into both agency-wide and regional planning efforts, in coordination with other Federal agencies as well as state and local partners, Tribal governments and local stakeholders The Fish and Wildlife Service will develop shared Climate Change adaptation goals and then Climate Change resilient landscape designs utilizing Landscape Conservation Cooperatives (LCCs). Q2/2014 Q4/2015 Science
Strategy 2: Ensure agency principals demonstrate commitment to adaptation efforts through internal communications and policies The Fish & Wildlife Service will update 6 Climate Change Policies. Q2/2014 Q3/2014 Science
Strategy 3: Ensure workforce protocols and policies reflect projeccted human health and safety impacts of climate change The Fish and Wildlife Service will implement safety and health requirements specific to climate change when/if mandated by organizations responsible for setting workplace safety and health standards. Q1/2014 Uncertain BMO
Strategy 4: Design and construct new or modify/manage existing agency facilities and/or infrastructure with consideration for the potential impacts of projected climate change The Fish and Wildlife Service will implement continuing improvements of the Roads Module of the SLAMM (Sea Level Affecting Marshes Model) system. Q2/2014 Q4/2015 (but dependent on funding descisions) Refuges
Strategy 5: Updated agency external programs and policies (including grants, loans, technical assistance, etc.) to incentivize planning for and addressing the impacts of climate change The Fish and Wildlife Service’s Wildlife and Sport Fish Restoration Program (WSFR) will work with partners to review and update current guidance and regulations to create incentives, or direct grantees and sub-grantees, to consider climate change actions in their grant proposals in several program areas. Examples: Boating Infrastructure, National Coastal Wetlands, Competitive State Wildlife Grants. Q2/2014 Q3/2014 WSFR