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Steering Committee on Performance and Outcome Reforms
Active dates:2009 - 2012
Function: The Steering Committee on Performance and Outcome Reforms shall develop a uniform process to establish and review performance and outcome standards for all essential human services based on the current level of resources available, and to develop appropriate reporting measures and a uniform accountability process for responding to a county's or human service authority's failure to make adequate progress on achieving performance measures. The accountability process shall focus on the performance measures rather than inflexible implementation requirements.
The 2012, "Steering Committee on Performance and Outcome Reforms" report listed the following responsibilities of the Committee:
The primary responsibilities of the Steering Committee were to:
- Create an inventory of essential human services by 11/01/2009;
- Establish a three-year schedule for completion of its work by 12/15/2009;
- Develop and recommend to the legislature a uniform, graduated process for responding to a county's failure to make adequate progress on achieving performance measures by 02/15/2010;
- Report any recommendations to the governor and human service legislative committees by January 15 each year starting 01/15/2011, including any recommendations to repeal statutory provisions, rules, requirements and reports;
- Develop and recommend to the legislature performance outcomes, measures and standards for each essential service, a system for reporting them and the resources needed to achieve them by 12/15/2012; and
- Recommend any statute, administrative rule, requirements and reports that could be repealed or eliminated by 12/15/2012.
The Steering Committee on Performance and Outcome Reforms was reviewed by the Legislative Commission on Planning and Fiscal Policy (LCPFP) in 2013 as part of their biennial duty required by Minn. Stat. 3.885 Subd. 11. The LCPFP's 2013 Recommendations called for the steering committee to be repealed and 2014 Minn. Laws Chap. 286 Art. 7 Sec. 14 contained the repeal.
The steering committee shall include: (1) the commissioner of human services, or designee, and two additional representatives of the department; (2) two county commissioners, representative of rural and urban counties, selected by the Association of Minnesota Counties; (3) two county directors of human services, representative of rural and urban counties, selected by the Minnesota Association of County Social Service Administrators; and (4) three clients or client advocates representing different populations receiving services from the Department of Human Services, who are appointed by the commissioner. (b) The commissioner, or designee, and a county commissioner shall serve as cochairs of the committee. The committee shall be convened within 60 days of final enactment of this legislation.
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