III. Organization of the Performance Plan
This document represents CDC's Final Revised FY 1999 Performance Plan and the CDC FY 2000 Performance Plan. As indicated in the Performance Measure charts, the FY 1999 measures represent actual targets for FY 1999 based on appropriated funds. The FY 2000 Performance Measures are estimates of CDC's targets based on FY 2000 requested funds. Any changes in the FY 1999 performance measures from previous submissions are based on appropriated funding levels unless otherwise noted as a footnote within the performance measurement tables.
The following performance plan discusses performance objectives and measures by functional areas. The plan is organized in this way to provide the reader with an understanding of how programs within the agency complement and relate to one another. Diverse centralized support services are provided to all program areas, crossing program activity lines. In developing performance measures for non-centralized services, we attempted to link objectives and measures to the program activity lines and provide outcome measures whenever possible. However, we also looked at programs realistically, taking factors into consideration that may have an effect on performance measures. These factors included:
- Program maturity and the relative need for capacity building in certain areas.
- Availability of annual data to measure performance.
- Latency periods associated with particular disease-specific programs.
- Input from our partners.