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Colorado
Secretary of State
Wayne W. Williams

Picture of Secretary of State Wayne W. Williams

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Picture of the Colorado State Seal.

Colorado
Secretary of State
Wayne W. Williams

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SMART Act

The State Measurement for Accountable, Responsive, and Transparent Government (SMART) Act was revised in 2013 to formalize a performance management system in Colorado by providing broad parameters for the key elements of performance management: planning, management, data collection and reporting, and evaluation.  The SMART Act provides the framework for a customer-focused approach to the delivery of government goods and services through the following requirements: 

  • Department performance plans - outline department strategic and operational priorities
  • Annual Performance Reports - 4 page summary of each department performance plan, and their progress towards strategic and operational goals
  • Performance evaluations - regular evaluations on progress towards goals outlined in performance plans
  • SMART Act hearings - Departments present performance plans, regulatory and legislative agendas, and budget requests to Joint Committees of Reference