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File #: 21-4940    Version: 1 Name:
Type: Policy Status: Agenda Ready
File created: 9/8/2021 In control: Commissioners Court
On agenda: 9/14/2021 Final action:
Title: Request for approval of proposed Harris County Priority Outcomes, to be refined through the budget process including associated external engagement.
Attachments: 1. 21-4940 Priority Outcomes.pdf
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Department: County Administration

Department Head/Elected Official: David Berry, County Administrator


Regular or Supplemental RCA:

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Type of Request: Policy

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Request Summary (Agenda Caption):
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Request for approval of proposed Harris County Priority Outcomes, to be refined through the budget process including associated external engagement.
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Background and Discussion:

On September 15, 2020, Commissioners Court adopted the Harris County vision, goal areas, and associated goal statements as a first step in clarifying Harris County priorities, aligning County efforts toward common goals, and setting the stage for future performance management.

Since then, the Office of Management and Budget has worked with departments and Commissioners Court offices to develop an overall budget and performance management structure that provides clear visibility into County services, programs, and departments, with performance measures at each level, for use in the 2022 budgeting process. At the top of this structure sit our Priority Outcomes: the most significant outcomes to be delivered by the County as a whole. These outcomes are critical to share with Commissioners Court, with County staff, and with County residents to provide visibility into progress against our goals and enable corrective action if efforts are not on track. Moreover, in Outcome Budgeting, Priority Outcomes are used to connect financial decisions to improving the lives of Harris County residents in a measurable way.

On August 10, 2021, Commissioners Court approved the Office of County Administration transition plan, which included five key principles. The Priority Outcomes are grounded in the principle of "Clear success, clear accountability" and its corresponding early initiative:


Clear success, clear accountability: We will create a...

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