GSA’s Evaluation Policy

The GSA Evaluation Policy provides clarity on evaluation principles and standards, building on and aligned with Federal evaluation standards. The GSA Evaluation Policy encompasses core principles that will guide GSA’s planning, implementation, and use of evaluation to learn what works.

GSA evaluations should always adhere to the following principles:

  • Rigor
  • Relevance and Utility
  • Transparency
  • Independence and Objectivity
  • Ethics

The policy applies to all evaluations conducted at GSA, as defined by OMB Circular A-11 [PDF] and detailed in OMB M-20-12 [PDF]. GSA’s evaluation policy can be found here.

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Last Reviewed: 2022-10-27