DEED creates performance measures across all the programs it funds or provides. The measures allow for greater transparency and for comparison of like-programs.
The report method has been via the Uniform Program Accountability Measures (UPAM) report. The most-recent UPAM report was:
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DEED has been reporting uniform program accountability measures (UPAM), an effort that began in 2009 when the Minnesota Legislature directed DEED to do so, per Minn. Stat. 116J.997 , to help the legislature understand what it got for its investment.
The UPAM methodology is intended to allow comparison across agency programs and help programs to focus on results. A set of measures was developed that answer the following questions:
DEED has produced reports to answer these questions and that of the legislature: what do Minnesotans get for the dollars spent on programs?
The most-recent report is the 2012 UPAM Report. Previous reports are:
For more information on programs, including fiscal resources, see: