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

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

Table 1. E-Government Facilitates Progress on All PMA Initiatives


Contribution of DOL E-Government Activities to Initiative

Strategic Management of Human Capital

  • Completing two E-Government workforce planning assessments that described anticipated gaps in key competencies and personnel over the next 3–5 years
  • Incorporating E-Government principles into curriculum for the new Master’s in Business Administration (MBA) Outreach Program and the Senior Executive Service (SES) Candidate Development Program
  • Providing security and privacy, information technology (IT) project management, enterprise architecture, and burden reduction training to DOL staff

Budget and Performance Integration

  • Using the Information Technology Investment Portfolio System (I-TIPS) to improve oversight of initiative performance and to build IT portfolios around 4 common customer groups and the 14 appropriate subfunctions in the Federal Enterprise Architecture
  • Partnering with budget and planning offices to better articulate the role that IT plays in the Department’s strategic and annual planning and reporting processes under the Government Performance and Results Act (GPRA)
  • Participating in OMB’s Program Assessment Rating Tool program and using the results to identify how IT can be better used to improve service to citizens

Improved Financial Management

  • Leveraging the IT capital planning and investment management process, resulting in $120 million in cost avoidance savings for the Department
  • Improving financial management practices and cutting costs through use of DOL E-Government projects, such as eGrants, eProcurement, and the Department of Labor Accounting and Related System (DOLAR$)

Competitive Sourcing

  • Creating opportunities to leverage vendor partnerships through new E-Government projects, such as GovBenefits.gov and DisabilityInfo.gov

"Effective implementation of E-Government is important in making Government more responsive and cost-effective. Our success depends on agencies working as a team across traditional boundaries to better serve the American people, focusing on citizens rather than individual agency needs."

—President George W. Bush


The Department has made significant progress in implementing the PMA. Some highlights include—

  • Creating a Management Review Board (MRB) to consider Department-wide, cross-cutting management issues
  • Implementing an MBA Outreach Program to recruit MBA graduates and establishing an SES Candidate Development Program
  • Articulating a clear business plan setting forth the value of one DOL E-Government initiative, which enabled DOL to obtain cooperation and investment from 11 participating agencies
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