State and local

 

State and local

Delivery of Benefits in an Emergency: Lessons from Hurricane Katrina

Tuesday, February 13th, 2007 - 20:00
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Tom Stanton's report focuses on the delivery of emergency financial benefits, such as pensions, Social Security, and Temporary Assistance for Needy Families, as well as payments relating to the disaster such as emergency food stamps, unemployment insurance, and emergency cash assistance.

Integrating Performance and Budgets: The Budget Office of Tomorrow

Wednesday, January 31st, 2007 - 20:00
Governments are under increasing pressure to produce--and to demonstrate--results in terms of their mission. Over the last decade, countries around the world have undertaken reforms with the aim of improving the relevance and effectiveness of public services and the quality of public sector management. Integrating Performance and Budgets showcases attempts by federal and state governments, as well as a mix of developed and developing countries, to introduce performance or results-oriented budgeting and management as a means to support better decision making and accountability.

Leveraging Collaborative Networks in Infrequent Emergency Situations

Tuesday, May 31st, 2005 - 20:00
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This research reviews a highly successful model of network collaboration that contained the outbreak of Exotic Newcastle disease, (a highly contagious disease among poultry), in California in 2002. The success of the effort was in part the result of the incident management system approach taken, a model of collaboration broadly applicable to all infrequent emergency situations. disaster preparedness, disease, contagious, fatal, public emergency, emergencies, california, caCollaboration: Networks and Partnerships

Assessing the Impact of IT-Driven Education in K-12 Schools

Saturday, April 30th, 2005 - 20:00
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This report details a methodology that may be used to assess educational return on investment (ROI), in particular in the area of technology investments. The analysis of ROI in education is fundamental in the management philosophy and application of data-driven decision making. School leaders must know which programs deliver the biggest value for the dollar spent in order to target funding where it is needed most.

Implementing State Contracts for Social Services: An Assessment of the Kansas Experience

Monday, January 1st, 2001 - 14:00
This report examines how the State of Kansas, like many other states, is reconsidering the structure of service delivery for many of its social welfare programs. Like other states, Kansas has opted to "privatize" or contract several components of its social welfare services. In the areas of Medicaid and welfare program, Kansas has been very aggressive in examining the possibilities of alternative service delivery strategies. The study examines contracting for case management services in the Medicaid program. Missions and Programs

Strategies for Using State Information: Measuring and Improving Performance

Monday, January 1st, 2001 - 14:00
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This report examines how federal agencies should adapt their activities now that all federal agencies and most states are moving to results-focused management, especially in the context of technology advances that make public access to and analysis of performance information more affordable. The study creates a vision for how federal agencies can use performance measures more effectively to motivate performance improvements and enhance public accountability of state programs.Managing for Performance and Results

Managing Workfare: The Case of the Work Experience Program in the New York City Parks Department

Monday, January 1st, 2001 - 14:00
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This report examines the implementation of welfare reform in the United States, specifically in New York City. In the future, many local governments will be faced with the challenge and opportunities presented by the presence of former welfare recipients in the workforce. New York City has the largest local workfare population in the United States, and the New York City Parks Department manages one of the city's largest Work Experience Program (WEP) workforces. Innovation

Understanding Innovation: What Inspires It? What Makes It Successful?

Monday, January 1st, 2001 - 14:00
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Public sector innovation may be considered an oxymoron, but for 15 years the Ford Foundation and John F. Kennedy School of Government at Harvard University have been identifying innovative public sector programs at the state, local, federal and tribal government levels through the Innovations in American Government Awards program, funded by Ford and administered by the Kennedy School.

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.

Supercharging the Employment Agency: An Investigation of the Use of Information and Communication Technology to Improve the Service of State Employment Agencies

Monday, January 1st, 2001 - 14:00
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This report determines critical challenges facing state employment agencies with regard to their use of communications and information technologies and identifies current best practices that address these challenges. When information and communications technologies are effectively transferred into employment commission functions, the possibility exists to radically improve commission service while at the same time reducing the costs of agency operations.