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FDA-TRACK

By Shannon Cameron, Managing Editor, Communications

FDA-TRACK is a new system used to manage the goals and objectives of program offices in the agency. Launched on April 7, 2010, this new system shows the public how well FDA promotes human and animal health and how well managers can use that information to improve FDA’s performance. FDA-TRACK is an important link between the activities of FDA program offices and the priorities of FDA leadership.    
 
FDA-TRACK stands for:
  • Transparency – shows how FDA performs its work.
  • Results – gives performance results that relate to FDA’s public health mission.
  • Accountability – calls for senior managers to develop, track, and report performance measures; holds the program offices accountable for their goals, plans, and results.
  • Credibility – gives the public reliable information about FDA performance and also gives everyone the chance to submit suggestions on how the agency can improve.  
  • Knowledge-sharing – helps identify common issues and strengths among program offices to make teamwork more effective.

Every three months, the FDA-TRACK team will review the performance results for that period and senior managers will present the results to FDA leadership.

To learn more about this new system’s objectives, to read background information, and to get the latest status updates, please visit the FDA-TRACK: Agency-wide Program Performance Web site at http://www.fda.gov/fdatrack. You may also email the FDA-Track Team at FDATRACK@fda.hhs.gov.