In this paper we describe a modeling method for supporting
performance management by building upon the current
challenges of public health authorities. Through focusing
on the performance management requirements of national
competent authorities (NCA) that ful ll several duties in
regard to the marketing authorization of medicinal products,
we derive a modeling language, an according modeling procedure
and mechanisms and algorithms. Thereby, particular
requirements in regard to the compliance to legal regulations,
the competition of NCAs within the European Union, the
allocation of resources under uncertainty, and the speci c
human resource requirements of NCAs have to be taken into
account. The modeling language is formally described using
a meta model based approach and implemented on a meta
modeling platform. For the evaluation, the modeling method
has been applied in a scienti c study with the Austrian
national competent authority AGES PharmMed.