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Performance Budgeting: Lessons from the States

Wednesday, March 26th, 2014 - 11:15
Wednesday, March 26, 2014 - 11:10
New research findings by a team led Dr. Daniel Mullins at American University examine recent state-level trends in the use of performance budgeting or “budgeting for results” approaches. This research, presented at the annual conference of the American Society for Public Administration, offers some insights for any future federal performance budgeting initiative.

Getting It Done: A Guide for Government Executives

Tuesday, February 26th, 2013 - 11:33
Four years ago, the IBM Center for The Business of Government released a book to guide new government executives, especially new political appointees. The goal of the book was to quickly acclimate new government executives to the world of public service as practiced in Washington, D.C.

Center’s Guide for New Leaders Across Government Now Available

Tuesday, February 26th, 2013 - 10:34
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Tuesday, February 26, 2013 - 09:31
Four years ago, the IBM Center for The Business of Government released a book to guide new government executives, especially new political appointees. The goal of the book was to quickly acclimate new government executives to the world of public service as practiced in Washington, D.C.

Is Performance Budgeting Hopeless?

Wednesday, July 13th, 2011 - 17:03
Wednesday, July 13, 2011 - 16:58
Decades of research and efforts to implement performance budgeting across federal, state, and local governments in the U.S. seem to consistently come down to the conclusion that no matter how rational it sounds, politicians don’t want to use it to make decisions. Budgeting expert Dr. Phil Joyce tries to nuance this conclusion by calling it “performance-informed budgeting,” and notes that performance is but one of many factors used to make budget allocation decisions.

Jocelyn M. Johnston

Sunday, March 28th, 2010 - 12:51
Professor Johnston’s current research focuses on government contracting, intergovernmental programs and policy, intergovernmental fiscal relations, and public management. Her recently completed funded research includes “Medicaid Sustainability: Budgetary and Administrative Actions,” 2004, and “A Management Success Story: The Pennsylvania Medicaid Managed Care Program,” funded by the Federalism Research Group, State Capacity Project, Rockefeller Institute of Government, SUNY Albany (Kellogg Foundation funding), and the State of Pennsylvania, 2003.

Keon S Chi

Sunday, March 28th, 2010 - 12:47
Dr. Keon S. Chi was the editor-in-chief of The Book of the States, a premier reference book on American state governments published annually by The Council of State Governments (CSG).  Dr. Chi passed away in a tragic automobile accident on January 9, 2008. At the time of his death, he was also serving as the director of the newly created National Center for State Governance Transformation. After joining CSG in 1981, Dr.

Transforming State Government Services Through Process Improvement: A Case Study of Louisiana

Monday, March 1st, 2010 - 20:00
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In the wake of the Katrina disaster, one Louisiana state agency leader used the “clean slate” provided as an opportunity to re-design the eligibility determination process for health care benefits provided to citizens in need. This report is a first-hand story of commonsense management, using basic process management techniques to re-design a vital element of service delivery. Author Vicki Grant describes step-by-step processes used by a front-line agency leader to make a huge difference for thousands of beneficiaries of Louisiana's public healthcare system.