WHAT IS ROMA?
Results Oriented Management and Accountability
ROMA is a form of management practice that incorporates the use of outcomes or results into the administration, management, and operation of human services.
ROMA provides a framework for a flexible transition to an outcome orientation.
ROMA is a framework for marrying traditional management functions with the new focus on accountability. It is the common language for community action agencies to use to respond to the Government Performance and Results Act of 1993, which requires that federally funded programs demonstrate measurable outcomes.
ROMA Legislative Mandates
Inspector General Act of 1978
• Federal Manager's Financial Integrity Act of 1982
• Chief Financial Officers Act of 1990
• Government Performance and Results Act of 1993 (GPRA)
• Government Management Reform Act of 1994
What Does the Office of Community Services Want?
The Office of Community Services (OCS) wants states and local agencies to increase their capacity to function in a results oriented environment in order to comply with GPRA. OCS respects the complexity of the Community Action Network, and understands that a one-size ROMA process does not fit all local needs, priorities, and variations in local agency operations.