13. Results-Focused Budget Process


A 2021 Utah law requires agencies to set at least one performance measure for passed and approved budget requests of more than $10,000. These performance measures were reported to the Governor’s Office of Planning and Budget (GOPB) and to the Office of the Legislative Fiscal Analyst (LFA) within 60 days following the passage of the law. Annually, agencies are required to report performance measures identified in the appropriations bills prior to October 1 to support preparation for the next budget cycle. All measures and their data will be published prior to the 2022 General Legislative Session on performance.utah.gov.

Furthermore, in the FY22-23 budget guidance, GOPB recommended and encouraged agencies to develop measures, in partnership with GOPB and LFA, that are focused on resident and customer-focused outcomes, rather than outputs or activities. Additionally, for FY22-23, GOPB’s budget request form asks agencies to provide details and sources on any research or analysis that supports the evidence base for their request or the associated program.

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