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Implementing Cross-Agency Collaboration: A Guide for Federal Managers

Thursday, February 7th, 2013 - 15:22
Author(s): 
This report provides useful insights into how the government can proceed in creating effective cross-agency collaborations that can improve outcomes significantly.

Does Management By Numbers Work?

Tuesday, January 29th, 2013 - 11:50
Tuesday, January 29, 2013 - 10:46
Dr. Hood, who is a well-respected public management professor, poses this question in a recent article in the Public Administration Review and his answer is:  it depends. He posits that what the numbers are used for -- and the operational culture in the organizations in which they are used -- will influence the effectiveness of any “management by numbers” strategy.

The Operator's Manual - An Update of Chapter 2: Performance

Wednesday, December 19th, 2012 - 14:36
Wednesday, December 19, 2012 - 13:25
MEMORANDUM FOR THE HEADS OF EXECUTIVE DEPARTMENTS AND AGENCIES SUBJECT: Performance

Bridging the Gap

Tuesday, November 6th, 2012 - 11:31
Tuesday, November 6, 2012 - 10:11
I’ve been asked to participate as a “practitioner” on a discussion panel at the upcoming conference of the Association for Public Policy Analysis and Management (APPAM)  It is a high-powered conference of top academics from around the U.S.

Key Features of Cross-Agency Collaborative Mechanisms

Tuesday, October 23rd, 2012 - 14:20
Tuesday, October 23, 2012 - 14:15
GAO’s latest study on collaborative governance is based on an analysis of more than 300 past GAO reports covering issues such as homeland security, agriculture, and health, as well as a series of interviews with experts on the topic.

OMB Guidance: What Is a Program?

Wednesday, August 8th, 2012 - 14:13
Wednesday, August 8, 2012 - 14:09
Background

OMB Guidance: Prepare to SOAR

Wednesday, August 8th, 2012 - 13:54
Wednesday, August 8, 2012 - 13:51
A provision buried in the GPRA Modernization Act of 2010 says:  “Each fiscal year, the Office of Management and Budget shall determine whether the agency programs or activities meet performance goals and objectives outlined in the agency performance plans and submit a report on unmet goals . . ” to the agency head, GAO, and various congressional committees (section 1116(f)).

A New Federal Performance Framework

Tuesday, August 7th, 2012 - 9:03
Tuesday, August 7, 2012 - 09:01
Last week, the Office of Management and Budget released its annual technical guidance to agencies regarding how they should submit their budget proposals for fiscal year 2014 for OMB’s review this Fall.  It is referred to in budget circles as “OMB Circular A-11” and is nearly 800 pages in length.  It is typically a synthesis of existing guidance, executive orders, memoranda, etc., and is divided into a series of Parts.

Using Consultations to Make Informed Decisions

Thursday, July 5th, 2012 - 11:35
Thursday, July 5, 2012 - 11:31
The Government Accountability Office (GAO) works for Congress and is a big proponent of performance-informed decision making.  So they’ve written a practical report on how Congress can effectively use performance information produced by federal agencies to make better decisions.  And they’ve illustrated the report with three examples of where congressional committees, over a period of years, used performance information to guide key decisions in diverse areas such as immigration, HIV/AIDs, and improper payments.

Customer Service Bill Is Resurrected

Wednesday, April 25th, 2012 - 14:36
Following the customer service initiatives launched by Gore’s reinventing government team in the 1990s, the federal government has waxed and waned on the importance of customer service in the course of serving the public.  Now that citizen satisfaction with government services is under 20 percent, a new law may turbo charge the emphasis if it is passed, since it would tie customer service to employees’ performance ratings. Background