Critical positions are identified on an annual basis by Agency
bureaus as those necessary to ensure full and complete financial,
managerial and technical accountability for USAID managed
Vacancies in such positions increase USAID
vulnerability to waste and mismanagement.
A profile of positions
meeting these criteria will be identified annually. The Agency's
performance target is to fill 90% of its critical positions in
Procurement includes all those actions through which USAID
acquires the goods and/or services necessary to deliver its
The time it takes the agency to procure development
goods and services is a proxy measure of its responsiveness,
effectiveness and efficiency.
This indicator refers primarily to
Agency Management Goal:
USAID remains a premier bilateral development
(a) Percent of critical positions vacant reduced;
(b) time to procure development services reduced.
(a) Annual assessment of critical positions; direct hire
workforce assessment reports;
(b) New Management System reports.
Performance Goal 1:
Time to deploy effective development and disaster
relief resources overseas reduced.
Percentage of critical positions filled.
Percentage of FY 1999 procurements completed
in 12 months or less.
(a) Critical positions are defined as those necessary to ensure
full and complete financial, managerial and technical accountability for
USAID managed resources.
A profile of critical positions will be
established in FY 1998.
(b) Procurement includes those actions through
which USAID acquired the goods and services necessary to deliver its
A procurement cycle of 12 months will represent a 33%
reduction over the average procurement time at the end of FY 1996.
USAID's regular sustainable development programs.
employs a number of mechanisms to respond quickly to emergencies
and urgent requirements.
Programs in the Office of Foreign
Disaster Assistance (OFDA), the Office of Transition Initiatives
(OTI), and the PL 480 Title II emergency program, are tailored to
meet short term, quick response needs and have systems in place
to do so.
However, these programs are time limited by the