Office of Intergovernmental Relations (OIR)

What the Department Does and for Whom
The mission of the Office of Intergovernmental Relations (OIR) is to represent County interests at municipal, regional, state, and federal levels.

Turn The Curve Performance Agreement Measures

Turn the Curve (TTC) is a straightforward method of problem-solving and strategic planning designed to identify ways of improving the services that the County provides to residents and other customers. It requires County departments and employees to look at problems through a different lens and go through a five-step process to identify innovative ways to improve the outcomes of the government's programs and initiatives. TTC leverages the experience and brainpower that already exists in the organization: Department directors and staff at all levels work together to develop new ways to approach their work.
Departments have completed an agreement with County leadership that formalized their TTC work. Below is a link to the complete OIR agreement, at the heart of which are the three performance measures shown in the graphs below.
Increasing State Aid for Montgomery County’s Public School Construction Program
This measure tracks the effectiveness of OIR in promoting the educational priorities of the County in the Maryland General Assembly.
Increasing Per-Pupil State Operating Aid for Montgomery County’s Public Pre-K to 12 School System
This measure tracks the effectiveness of OIR in promoting the educational priorities of the County in the Maryland General Assembly.

Department Performance Measures 

Montgomery County departments are broken out into discrete programs for the purposes of Outcome Based Budgeting. A program is an activity or set of activities performed by County government that has:
  • identifiable costs for budgeting purposes
  • a clear public purpose and measurable results, and
  • clear lines of accountability for its performance and financial management
 It is said that the “story of the program” can be conveyed in five or fewer performance measures. The following are the performance measures for programs within the Department of Permitting Services. In our performance framework there are three categories of measures:
  • How much did we do? (quantity)
  • How well did we do it? (quality)
  • Is anyone better off? (effect or impact)

Approved Budget 

Click on chart to explore how Intergovernmental Relations is funded.