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Message from the FDA Commissioner FY 2012 OPA

Table of Contents FY 2012 OPA

I am pleased to present the Fiscal Year 2012 Online Performance Appendix (OPA) for the Food and Drug Administration (FDA).

At FDA, we manage our programs to achieve measurable results and objectives that protect and advance the public health through a life-cycle approach to the safety of the products we regulate. We do this not only through our attention to the performance goals in our annual performance budget, but also through our FDA-TRACK initiative. This Performance Report reflects the goals and objectives in the Department of Health and Human Services Strategic Plan and the FDA Strategic Action Plan.

In FY 2010, FDA met or exceeded approximately 90% of our performance goals that have been reported on so far. In fact, each prior year since 2002, FDA has met or exceeded at least 90% of our performance goals for each year. This is an excellent record of achievement, and reflects well on the efforts and professionalism of FDA’s employees.

In accordance with the requirements of the Reports Consolidation Act of 2000, I, as the Agency Head, assert that the performance information in this report is accurate, complete and reliable, based on available data in FDA’s performance information systems. The FY 2010 Performance Report includes descriptions of the means by which HHS requires us to verify and validate performance data and related data issues, including the completeness and reliability of the data. Where required, the programs have included discussions of the actions planned and completed to improve the completeness and reliability of the data.

At FDA, we pledge to continue to speed innovations that make our food and cosmetics supply safer and make medical products effective, safer, and more affordable for both human and animal consumption. We also pledge to continue to ensure that the public receives accurate and timely science-based information so they can use medical products and foods to improve their health. We will continue to be good stewards of the resources that Congress provides and build a healthier America for generations to come.


Margaret A. Hamburg, M.D.
Commissioner of Food and Drugs

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