By Stephanie Wasko
Special to Federal News Radio
Although agency compliance with evaluating and reporting contractor performance has improved 17 percent overall in the past year, the majority of agencies have not met the targets set by the Office of Federal Procurement Policy, according to the Government Accountability Office.
In March 2013, OFPP established performance evaluation targets for Chief Financial Officer Act agencies. The memo required agencies to establish past baselines and set quarterly targets to meet the annual target set by OFPP. The targets are set at 100 percent for FY 2015.
According to the set targets, all agencies should have reached 65 percent compliance by April of this year, but only two of the top 10 agencies met that goal.
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Compliance at the Defense Department grew from 76 percent in April 2013 to 83 percent this past April, making it the agency with the highest compliance rate. The Department of the Interior saw the largest increase in its compliance rate — from just 15 percent in 2013 to 51 percent compliance this year. The General Services Administration had the lowest results of the top 10 agencies at only 13 percent compliance.
|Rate of Compliance with Past Performance Reporting Requirement as of April 2013 and April 2014 for Top 10 Agencies. Based on Number of Evaluations Due Compliance Rate as of:|
|Agency||April 2013||April 2014|
|Total federal government||32%||49%|
|Source: Past Performance Information Retrieval System| GAO-14-707|