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improvements. OMB also provided technical comments which we
incorporated where appropriate.
In their written comments (see app. IV), Interior also concurred with our
recommendations, but urged caution with regard to the recommendation
that OMB provide additional guidance on the use of efficiency measures
by agencies and programs. In particular, Interior cautioned against
inviting standardized direction that would have agencies comparing
efficiency across and within programs, considering the inherent
differences in scope, complexity, and quality of outputs and outcomes.
Interior indicated it seeks maximum flexibility for federal managers in
using efficiency measures when they make sense and can be used to drive
to the desired goals for the program.
The Departments of Education and Labor provided technical comments,
which we incorporated where appropriate. The Departments of
Agriculture and Transportation did not provide comments.
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