Government Performance and Results Act (GPRA)

This Act was designed to improve program management throughout the Federal government and became effective in 1993. Under this Act, agencies are required to develop a five-year strategic plan outlining its mission, long-term goals for the agency's major functions, performance measures, and reporting results. Strategic plans are to be updated every 3 years. In addition to the strategic plan, agencies also submit an annual performance report to the Office of Management and Budget with established fiscal year performance goals, objectives on how to achieve these goals, and an explanation of how performance is measured and verified.

Beginning 2005, DOL added a performance overview which displays ETA's final GPRA performance goals and targets. These performance overviews serve as the source documents for the national GPRA goals and targets. These are outlined below or in a trending view here:


Government Performance and Results Act Goals
Performance Measures FY 2017 Results FY 2016 Results FY 2015 Results
Unemployment Insurance
Percent of Intrastate Payments Made Timely 84.5% 84.5% 83.7%
Detection of Recoverable Overpayments 45.6%1 56.39% 62.7%
Reemployment Rate for Unemployment Insurance Claimants ** ** **
Percent of Employer Tax Liability Determinations Made Timely 88.7% 88.8% 87.3%

1 Excludes the data of Massachusetts and New Jersey due to missing reports.
2 For UI first payment recipients between July 2014 and June 2015.
**This measure has been discontinued beginning in FY 2015.


Government Performance and Results Act Goals
Performance Measures FY 2018 Goal* FY 2019 Goal*
Unemployment Insurance
Percent of Intrastate First Payments Made Timely 87% 87%
Detection of Recoverable Overpayments 61.9% 61.9%
Reemployment Rate for Unemployment Insurance Claimants ** **
Percent of Employer Tax Liability Determinations Made Timely 89.0% 89.0%

*Goals may be revised based on prior year performance.
**This measure has been discontinued beginning in FY 2015.