2016 Tennessee Code
Title 9 - Public Finances
Chapter 4 - State Funds, State Budget and Appropriations
Part 56 - Tennessee Governmental Accountability Act of 2013
§ 9-4-5606. Development of performance measures and standards -- Submission of strategic plan and proposed performance measures and standards.

TN Code § 9-4-5606 (2016) What's This?

(a) The commissioner of finance and administration shall annually issue instructions for the strategic plans and for the development of performance measures and standards for each program.

(b) By August 15 of each year, each state agency subject to this part is required to submit to the commissioner of finance and administration, in a form to be specified by the commissioner, a draft strategic plan and proposed performance measures and standards for each program. Such state agencies shall also identify the outputs or outcomes produced by each program, baseline data associated with each performance measure, and performance standards. Performance measures and standards shall be reviewed by the commissioner of finance and administration and revised as deemed necessary by the commissioner of finance and administration.

(c) Each state agency subject to this part shall submit to the commissioner of finance and administration any documentation required by the commissioner regarding the validity, reliability, and appropriateness of each performance measure and standard and regarding how the strategic plan and the performance measures are used in management decision-making and other agency processes.

(d) (1) Annually, at a time to be determined by the commissioner of finance and administration after the general appropriations act becomes law, state agencies may submit to the commissioner any adjustments to their performance measures and standards based on the amounts appropriated for each program by the general assembly. The chairs of the finance, ways and means committees of the senate and the house of representatives may request updated performance measures based on the increase or decrease of appropriations in the given year.

(2) At any time during the fiscal year in which a state agency, by restraining order, injunction, consent decree, settlement, or any final judgment of a court of competent jurisdiction, or by law or executive order, is required to modify its operations, or the state agency receives additional federal or other funding, the state agency may submit to the commissioner of finance and administration any necessary adjustments to its performance measures and standards.

(3) When an adjustment is made pursuant to subdivisions (d)(1) and (2), all performance measures and standards, including any adjustments made, shall be submitted to and reviewed and revised as necessary by the commissioner of finance and administration. The commissioner shall maintain the official record of adjustments to the performance measures and standards and shall update the reports accordingly. Programs that have been eliminated or added from the report in a given year shall be indicated in the annual report or when the report is updated.

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