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 four Agency Priority Goals (Engaging the Next Generation, Climate Change Adaptation, Renewable Energy and Monarchs and Other Pollinators Conservation) but only “officially reports actual data to DOI for three of the goals:

  • Engaging the Next Generation
  • Climate Change Adaptation
  • Monarchs and Other Pollinators Conservation

Engaging the Next Generation (DOI lead - All)

By September 30, 2017, the Department of the Interior will provide 100,000 work and training opportunities over four fiscal years (FY 2014 through FY 2017) for individuals age 15 to 35 to support Interior’s mission.

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

Engaging the Next Generation

Renewable Energy Resource Development (BLM lead)

By September 30, 2017, increase approved capacity authorized for renewable (solar, wind, geothermal, and hydropower) energy resources affecting Department of the Interior managed lands, while ensuring full environmental review, to at least 16,600 Megawatts (since the end of FY 2009).

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

Climate Change Adaptation (DOI lead – All)

By September 30, 2017, the Department of the Interior will mainstream climate change adaptation and resilience into program and regional planning, capacity building, training, infrastructure, and external programs, as measured by scoring at least 300 of 400 points using through the Strategic Sustainability Performance Plan scorecard. (DOI processes, policies “adaptation” (not natural resource adaptation)

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 working through the Landscape Conservation Cooperatives (LCCs) will: (a) develop shared Climate Change adaptation strategies for prioritiy resources (75% of LCCs), and (b) develop Climate Change resilient landscape designs (50%) of LCCs. Q4/FY2016 Q4/FY2017 Long Term Effort Science
Strategy 2: Ensure agency principals demonstrate commitment to adaptation efforts through internal communications and policies The Fish and Wildlife Service will develop an additional 4 climate change policies. Q4/FY2016 Q1/FY2017
(Policies completed)
Strategy 3: Ensure workforce protocols and policies reflect projeccted human health and safety impacts of climate change The Fish and Wildlife Service will assess the following areas to determine adequacy to address projected human health and safety impacts of climate change: safety and health policies; emergency response and recovery protocols; wildfire safety protocols; air quality and allergens health protocols; vector borne diseases and food and water pathogens protocols.   Q4/FY2016 Q2/FY2017 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 Conduct one FWS regional vulnerability assessment of all constructed transportation assets focusing on roads and parking. This strategy item implements an asset management action item from the Service’s Long Range Transportation Plan. Specifically, FWS will refine a pilot-developed tool and complete one regional assessment each fiscal year (FY2016 and FY2017) . In parallel, the Service will identify and develop case studies of exemplary resiliency projects for constructed transportation assets, while also highlighting critical needs in the two assessed regions. Q4/FY2016 Q2/FY2017 (Module is now complete) 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 the current program regulations for the Pittman-Robertson Wildlife Restoration Program and the Dingell-Johnson Sport Fish Restoration Program (50 CFR 80) to incorporate an option for States to notify WSFR if (1) a proposed project will address climate resilience or adaptation in grant applications, and, if applicable, (2) a completed project addressed climate resilience or adaptation in the State's final performance reports. Q4/FY2016     Q4/FY2017
(Updates to guidance and regulations and 90% to 100 % completed)

Monarch Butterfly and Other Pollinators Conservation (FWS lead)

By September 30, 2017, the Department of the Interior (through the Fish & Wildlife Service) will double the acres of restored or enhanced habitat for Monarch butterflies and other pollinators.

Engaging the Next Generation
  Engaging the Next Generation