Depts.; Goals & Objectives

Requires all state departments to develop goals and objectives
which will then be used by the legislature to determine the state
budget; requires departments to submit annually goals and
objectives to the legislature.

THE SENATE                              S.B. NO.           1518
TWENTIETH LEGISLATURE, 1999                                
STATE OF HAWAII                                            

                     A BILL FOR AN ACT



 1      SECTION 1.  The legislature finds that our state departments
 2 and agencies should constantly be working towards improving the
 3 effectiveness and efficiency of our government.  Improving
 4 government operations through strategic planning can result in
 5 increased and more effective government programs and improved
 6 coordination among different agencies and levels of government,
 7 and optimal use of state funds and personnel.
 8      The legislature believes that the development of goals and
 9 objectives is essential for state departments and agencies to
10 determine priorities, guide their decisions, and measure the
11 effectiveness of their programs and services.  Moreover, goals
12 and objectives would assist the legislature in evaluating the
13 budgetary needs of departments and agencies.
14      The legislature further finds that many of our State's
15 departments and agencies have not formally established goals and
16 objectives.  Accordingly, the purpose of this Act to require all
17 departments and agencies to identify their goals, objectives, and
18 policies, to provide a basis for determining priorities and
19 allocating limited public funds and human resources.
20      SECTION 2.  Every department and agency of the State shall

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 1 develop and submit to the legislature twenty days prior to the
 2 start of the regular session of 2000 and each regular session
 3 thereafter, an annual report addressing the following:
 4      (1)  A statement of goals, including what the department or
 5           agency hopes to accomplish both short and long term;
 6      (2)  Objectives and policies, specifically setting forth how
 7           each goal can and will be accomplished;
 8      (3)  An action plan with a time-table indicating how the
 9           established objectives and policies will be implemented
10           in one, two, and five years; and 
11      (4)  The process that the department or agency will use to
12           measure the performance of its programs and services in
13           meeting the stated goals, objectives, and policies.
14      SECTION 3.  This Act shall take effect upon its approval.
16                           INTRODUCED BY:  _______________________