ADMINISTRATIVE ORDER NO. 145
WALTER J. HICKEL
OFFICE OF THE GOVERNOR
June 29, 1994
Under the authority of Art. III, secs. 1 and 24 of the Alaska
Constitution and AS 44.17.060, I, Walter J. Hickel Governor of
the State of Alaska, in the interest of providing the Legislature
and public with improved means for assessing the effectiveness
of government programs, order the Office of Management and Budget
(OMB) to implement a long-term agency planning process.
OMB, in cooperation with executive branch agencies, will establish
guidelines by which each executive branch agency will develop
a long-term plan. Plans will cover a six-year period and will
be considered in preparation of the Governor's operating budget
that will be submitted to the Legislature on December 75, 1995.
Thereafter, long-term plans are to be updated biennially with
performance measurements that are compared to those included
in the agency's previous plan.
OMB's guidelines for plan preparation shall include, at a
1. a statement of the goals of the agency and of the particular
programs it administers;
2. an analytical framework to evaluate program performance, including
its effectiveness in serving its clients; this evaluation process
shall in valve an opportunity for comment by a program's affected
public and interested legislators;
3. an explanation of expected changes in the services provided
by the agency due to recent or anticipated changes in federal
or state law, or other circumstances;
4. strategies for achieving goals of the agency and improving
5. a timeline for agency preparation and submission of completed
plans to OMB; and
6. other information OMB determines is necessary for the long-term
planning of the agency and evaluation of the program performance.
I direct OMB, as the lead agency, to form a working group
of representatives from various executive branch agencies to
immediately begin this long-term planning process.
This order takes effect immediately.
Dated this 29 day of June, 1994.
Walter J. Hickel