U.S. Department of Labor E-Government Strategic Plan: Mandate

U.S. Department of Labor E-Government Strategic Plan


The Bush Administration has taken a leadership role in transforming the Federal government through the application of information technologies. The Department of Labor’s E-Government Strategic Plan is designed to support and execute these efforts.


In August 2001, the President’s Management Council released the President’s Management Agenda (PMA), identifying the administration’s priorities for improving government performance. The PMA identifies five government-wide initiatives:

  • Strategic Management of Human Capital
  • Competitive Sourcing
  • Improved Financial Performance
  • Expanded Electronic Government
  • Budget and Performance Integration

The Office of Management and Budget (OMB) reports twice a year to the President on the progress that 26 departments and major agencies have made on the management agenda and uses a three-tier grading system: green for passing, yellow for mixed results, and red for failing. The first PMA scorecard, issued in February 2002, indicated that DOL had demonstrated the greatest progress among the cabinet departments in implementing the PMA. E-Government Strategic Plan version 2.0 identifies the approach the Department will take to improving government performance, not only in the Expanded Electronic Government initiative, but also in using E-Government as a key enabler for the President’s other reform initiatives. Table 1 summarizes the ways in which DOL’s E-Government efforts support the PMA.

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