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Office of Performance, Accountability, Resources, and Technology

Mission Statement

Office of Performance, Accountability, Resources, and Technology

The Office of Performance, Accountability, Resources, and Technology (OPART) directs and coordinates Agency-wide program planning and evaluation activities and administrative operations. Specifically, OPART:

  1. Ensures program planning is integrated with budget formulation and performance and serves as the Agency's focal point for Government Performance and Results Act activities.
  2. Plans and directs financial management activities including budget formulation, presentation, and execution functions and supports linking of the budget and planning processes.
  3. Provides human resource consultation services regarding all aspects of personnel management, workforce planning and restructuring, and the allocation and utilization of personnel resources.
  4. Provides organizational and management analysis, develops operating policies and procedures, and implements and carries out Agency management programs and policies.
  5. Coordinates the Agency's Federal Managers' Financial Integrity Act, competitive sourcing and FAIR Act, and Privacy Act activities.
  6. Conducts all business management aspects of the review, negotiation, award, and administration of Agency research grants, cooperative agreements, and contracts.
  7. Manages the analysis, selection, implementation, and operation of all aspects of the Agency's information technology infrastructure and telecommunication systems.
  8. Provides other Agency support services including the acquisition, management, and maintenance of supplies, equipment, and space.

Current as of July 2003

Internet Citation:

Mission Statement: Office of Performance, Accountability, Resources, and Technology. July 2003. Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality, Rockville, MD. htp://


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