For the Record:  Budget, Financial Reporting, Planning, and Performance

The Government Performance and Results Act Modernization Act (GPRAMA) of 2010 requires federal agencies to formally monitor and review organizational performance through strategic reviews, budget requests, performance plans, and performance reports.  AFRH’s governing legislation (Title 24, United States Code, Chapter 10) requires periodic inspection by other organizations.

Strategic Plan:  Outlines goals and objectives for achieving the agency’s mission, serving as an internal decision-making guide. The Home publishes its strategic plan at least once every four years, in alignment with presidential administrations and as the Home’s mission evolves with generational and industry trends.

Congressional Testimony and Related Documentation:  Provides information to Congress to assist it in carrying out its responsibilities; clarifies or addresses questions and concerns.

Congressional Budget Justification (CBJ):  Identifies how the Home will use the resources in its Trust Fund for the coming fiscal year.

Performance and Accountability Report (PAR):  Provides Congress and the American people with insight into the Home’s programmatic and financial performance.  The PAR illustrates the relationship between AFRH’s objectives, costs, and results; demonstrates how the AFRH Trust Fund is managed and protected; and annually articulates how those funds continue to provide the best possible retirement for America’s eligible veterans.

Inspection and Accreditation Reports:  Title 24 United States Code Sections 411(g) and 418 direct periodic inspection of AFRH facilities.  The Home’s Chief Operating Officer must request inspection of each facility by one or more nationally recognized civilian accrediting organizations, which is accomplished by the Commission on Accreditation of Rehabilitation Facilities (CARF) and The Joint Commission (TJC).  Additionally, prior to the passage of the FY 2021 National Defense Authorization Act, the Department of Defense’s Inspector General (DoDIG) was required under section 418 to comprehensively inspect all aspects (including all levels of care) not less often than once every three years and prepare a report describing the results of each inspection; the final report is provided below.

Personal Identity Verification (PIV) Cards:  Homeland Security Presidential Directive 12 (HSPD-12) called for a mandatory, government-wide standard for secure and reliable forms of identification issued by the federal government to its employees and to the employees of federal contractors.  It also required agencies to post their implementation status on their public website.