Accountability

 

Accountability

The Potential of the Government Performance and Results Act as a Tool to Manage Third-Party Government

Monday, January 1st, 2001 - 14:00
In 1993, Congress passed the Government Performance and Results Act (GPRA) which mandated federal agencies to develop strategic and performance plans. This report evaluates the implementation of GPRA across five federal health care agencies. The results is an analysis of how different policy tools in the different agencies effect performance goals, the way each does its respective business, and the connection between performance measures and program activity. Managing for Performance and Results

Financial Risk Management in the Federal Government: Overview, Practice, and Recommendations

Monday, January 1st, 2001 - 14:00
This report examines the role of financial risk management techniques in government. The goal of this study is to determine which private sector financial risk management techniques are best suited for government adoption. In addition, the report examines the common traits of successful financial risk management adoptions in government, and develops a series of recommendations that will serve as a guide for both agencies and oversight bodies.Financial Management

Managing Outcomes: Milestone Contracting in Oklahoma

Monday, January 1st, 2001 - 14:00
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This report documents examples of milestone contracting between public agencies and social service nonprofit agencies, with a particular focus on a recent innovation in Oklahoma's way of managing its contracts with nonprofit organizations. Oklahoma's milestone contracting specifies a series of distinct and critical achievements and confers payment for a set of collaboratively defined programmatic results. This approach is explored in greater detail by examining Oklahoma's approach, while also thinking through a full range of potential uses of this emerging contract system.

Using Evaluation to Support Performance Management: A Guide for Federal Executives

Monday, January 1st, 2001 - 14:00
This report documents the ways in which program evaluation is currently being used to support performance management. The authors draw from current practices to derive recommendations for improving the links between program evaluation and performance measurement, and management in the federal government. Managing for Performance and Results

Managing for Results 2005

Monday, January 1st, 2001 - 14:00
The "managing for results" movement that began in the early 1990s has now reached adolescence and is creating new challenges for government managers. After spending years creating planning and performance-measuring systems, managers and policy makers now need to focus on how to use performance information to make data-driven decisions. Managing Results for 2005 describes--through a series of case studies--the progress being made in federal, state, and local governments in managing for results. Managing for Performance and Results  

Managing for Results 2002

Monday, January 1st, 2001 - 14:00
This book summarizes five innovative, yet practical, approaches that public sector organizations use to better manage for results, increase organizational performance, and improve accountability to stakeholders. Patrick J. Murphy and John Carnevale tell the story--and the lessons--of how the Office of National Drug Control Policy crafted a government-wide strategic plan to combat drug abuse in the United States. Paul E.

Transforming Organizations

Monday, January 1st, 2001 - 14:00
This book provides in-depth case studies of outstanding government executives who dramatically changed both the performance and management of their organizations. The book includes case studies of Dan Goldin of the National Aeronautics and Space Administration, Ken Kizer of the Veterans Health Administration, James Lee Witt of the Federal Emergency Management Agency, and four high-ranking government officials who changed procurement in the Department of Defense. In addition, the book includes interviews with NASA Administrator Goldin and FEMA's Director Witt.

Using Performance Data for Accountability: The New York City Police Department's CompStat Model of Police Management

Monday, January 1st, 2001 - 14:00
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This report examines the New York City Police Department’s innovative model of police management known as COMPSTAT. The study identifies the management practices that are associated with COMPSTAT and documents the process of dissemination and adoption of COMPSTAT by other police departments across the nation. Managing for Performance and Results

Moving Toward Market-Based Government: The Changing Role of Government as the Provider

Monday, January 1st, 2001 - 14:00
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One of President Bush’s five management initiatives is competitive sourcing. The administration has established a goal that the federal government should competitively source 50% of all non-inherently governmental positions by 2005. To achieve this goal will require a major shift in the way government does its business. This project defines competitive sourcing and outsourcing, shows which situations are appropriate to use one or the other, and lists steps for successful implementation.

Audited Financial Statements: Getting and Sustaining "Clean" Opinions

Monday, January 1st, 2001 - 14:00
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This report examines how organizational factors and management strategies have affected the ability of federal agencies to generate reliable information for financial statements and achieve unqualified audit opinions. By indentifying successful management strategies, this study offers recommendations about how agencies can better approach the recurring requirements to produce annual audited financial statements. Financial Management