In 2014 The Outcomes Bill enabled State government to use Results-Based Accountability to assist in its decision making. It established eight Vermont State Outcomes. Since then work has been done to develop indicators that quantify the achievement of the eight outcomes.
The amendments in Act 11 change language in Vermont laws that already require performance analysis so that those laws use RBA’s common language. In RBA, the General Assembly establishes population level “outcomes,” which are analyzed using “indicators,” and the Executive Branch analyzes the “results” of its programs using “performance measures” that it establishes.
Simultaneously, the Agency of Human Services has been working to define terms related to their work so that they are in compliance with The Outcomes Bill. This will affect the language in agency communications, including grants for nonprofits. A draft of agency definitions can be found here.