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Records & Reports

In our commitment to transparency, we are providing information and resources for you to see inside HHS.

HHS Strategic Plan FY 2014-2018 (Draft)
Every 4 years, HHS updates its strategic plan, which describes its work to address complex, multifaceted, and ever-evolving health and human service issues. Under the Government Performance and Results Modernization Act, Federal agencies are required to consult with the Congress and to solicit and consider the views of external parties. Thanks to everyone who submitted input on the draft HHS Strategic Plan for FY 2014-2018. The comment period closed on October 15, 2013. The HHS Strategic Plan for FY 2014-2018 will be published in early 2014.

Prevention and Public Health Fund
HHS is committed to ensuring that information on activities supported by the Prevention and Public Health Fund is made available to the public.

The Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) is a critical component of Open Government. We are committed to improved compliance and reform of FOIA as we develop our Open Government plans.

Records Management
Title 44 U.S.C. 2901 defines records management as “the managerial activities involved with respect to records creation, records maintenance and use, and records disposition in order to achieve adequate and proper documentation of the policies and transactions of the Federal government and effective and economical management of agency operations."

Web Measurement and Customization Technologies
HHS uses web measurement and customization technologies to remember a user’s online interactions with a website or online application in order to conduct measurement and analysis of usage or to customize the user’s experience.

Plain Writing
The Plain Writing Act of 2010 requires federal agencies to use "clear Government communication that the public can understand and use."  Learn how HHS is implementing plain writing programs across the Department.

2012 Environmental Justice Strategy
The 2012 HHS Strategy is intended to provide clear direction of goals, strategies and actions to address environmental justice in minority and low-income populations and Indian tribes. The final 2012 HHS EJ Strategy reflects comments received during the public comment process, as well as comments and concerns expressed in seventeen stakeholder engagements between November 2010 and November 2011.

Current State of the Agency-wide Web Management (PDF, 308kb)
Executive Order 13571 requires HHS and all Federal Agencies to comply with OMB guidelines of the .Gov Reform Initiative. All Agencies were required to describe the state of current web management by answering four questions about web strategy, resources, content and customer service by October 11, 2011. HHS’ response is available for public view at

Policies And Principles For Assuring Scientific Integrity (PDF, 100kb)
Describes Department of Health and Human Services policies and principles designed to assure the integrity of scientific and scholarly activities that the Department conducts and supports, and the science it uses to inform management and public policy decisions.

Preparation, Submission, and Execution of the Budget
Preparation, Submission, and Execution of the Budget OMB Circular No. A-11 provides guidance on preparing the budget and instructions on budget execution.  In accordance with OMB Circular A-11, HHS provides a clear list of the following budget resources.

Conference Spending Reports
These reports include information about conferences held by HHS where costs exceed $100,000.

How Are We Doing?

Evaluating Our Progress

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HHS Leadership

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