Human Services Performance Management System
This page will provide progress updates on the implementation of the Human Services Performance Management System for essential human services authorized by the 2013 Minnesota Legislature.
The 2009 Legislature passed the State-County Results, Accountability and Service Delivery Reform Act (Act) (Minnesota Statutes Chapter 402A), which established the Steering Committee on Performance and Outcome Reforms. The committee’s purpose was to establish a list of essential human services (mandated by federal or state government) as well as to establish minimum outcome standards for those services and to develop a uniform data collection and review process.
The steering committee presented recommendations to the Legislature in December 2012, which were authorized by the legislature during the 2013 session. Minnesota Statutes, Section 402A.14 establishes “a performance management system for essential human services…that includes initial performance measures and standards consistent with the recommendations of the steering committee.” Intermediate reports for the work of the steering committee are online.
Human Services Performance Council
The council was authorized by the 2013 Minnesota Legislature as part of the establishment of a performance management system for human services. The work of the council is to advise the commissioner of the Department of Human Services on the implementation and operation of the human services performance management system, including county performance management and departmental procedures, and to provide annual reviews and reports to the Legislature related to human services performance management. (Minnesota Statutes, section 402A.15).
A fact sheet, Human Services Performance Management System (PDF), is online.
The council holds meetings at least quarterly.