Highlighting Performance Results

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s Office of Water (OW) tracks its performance on policy matters with dozens of measures and annually reports results to the public. In the spirit of transparency, OW provides a highly detailed accounting of years of data
showing the performance of national and regional offices. Traditionally, this was provided in an unattractive and difficult-to-read format. Mike Crow completely overhauled the design, working with developers to create what’s called a “highlight table” in Excel.
In the re-designed table, readers can more easily find results of interest, scan important notes and identify trouble spots where commitments are not being met.