SECTION 1. PURPOSE.
This Order prescribes the functions and organization of the Office of Program Evaluation and Risk Management. (The position of Director for Program Evaluation and Risk Management is authorized in DOO 10-5.)
SECTION 2. STATUS AND LINE OF AUTHORITY.
The Office of Program Evaluation and Risk Management, a Departmental office, is headed by a Director who reports to and is responsible to the Chief Financial Officer and Assistant Secretary for Administration (the Assistant Secretary) and the Deputy Assistant Secretary for Resource Management (the Deputy Assistant Secretary).
SECTION 3. FUNCTIONS.
Pursuant to the authority vested in the Assistant Secretary in DOO 10-5, and subject to such policies and directives as the Assistant Secretary and Deputy Assistant Secretary may prescribe, the Director:
.01 Serves as the Department's Chief Risk Officer and senior authority on matters related to enterprise or programmatic risk.
.02 Develops and oversees implementation of integrated, enterprise-wide policies and procedures for assessing and managing risk, and prepares and executes long-term risk management plans for the Department as a whole.
.03 Develops and oversees implementation of a collaborative approach for conducting objective evaluations of programs, processes, administrative functions, initiatives, and other activities in order to identify opportunities for enhancing efficiency and effectiveness, and to ensure consistency with the objectives and goals established in the Department's strategic plan.
.04 Establishes strategies and processes for determining and managing risk in order to optimize the effectiveness of the Department's programs and activities, and advises bureau counterparts in designing and undertaking risk management programs.
.05 Communicates the Department's risk management and program evaluation vision, principles, and policies internally and externally.
.06 Develops and oversees the implementation of initiatives designed to reduce risk.
.07 Works collaboratively with bureau counterparts to identify and apply best practices, and advises Departmental leadership and bureau management on risk associated with all aspects of the design and operation of programs and activities.
.08 Shares responsibility with the Office of the Chief Information Officer for co-managing risk associated with information technology systems, functions, and activities
.09 Collaborates with the Director, Performance Excellence and Performance Oversight Unit in managing a performance review process for accountability using balanced scorecards.
.10 Facilitates and negotiates agreement with senior Department and Bureau management, and establishes relationships with partners in private industry and other federal agencies to foster the development and sharing of risk management and program evaluation best practices.
.11 Coordinates with other Departmental offices and staff, as well as bureau counterparts on the performance, resolution and disposition of audits and studies conducted by the Office of Inspector General and Government Accountability Office in order to strengthen nonfinancial internal controls.
.12 Coordinates with the Director for Financial Management and Deputy Chief Financial Officer on implementing the Federal Managers' Financial Integrity Act. The office of the Deputy CFO will provide focus on financial internal controls and the Office of Program Evaluation and Risk Management will focus on non-financial internal controls.
SECTION 4. ORGANIZATION.
Except for functions retained by the Director, the Office shall carry out responsibilities and activities identified under Section 3 related to developing and implementing enterprise-wide risk management structures, systems and standards; collaborating with bureaus and Departmental offices to identify risk and formulate mitigation strategies; serving as liaison to the Government Accountability Office; providing audit follow-up in accordance with OMB Circular A-50; and coordinating nonfinancial internal control implementation and management in accordance with 31 U.S.C. § 3512 and OMB Circular A-123.
Signed by: Chief Financial Officer and Assistant Secretary for Administration