Submitted by JKamensky on Mon, 06/24/2019 - 13:39
For years, government policymakers encouraged workers to increase their investments in tax-free retirement savings. But they were baffled by how many workers were leaving “free money” on the table by not signing up to participate in employer-matched 401K pension plans. However, when some companies changed their enrollment process from having workers “opting in” to the program vs. automatically enrolling them (and allowing them to opt out), enrollment rates increased by 50 percent.
Submitted by JKamensky on Fri, 06/21/2019 - 09:36
Joint Governance – At Last! Federal News Network reports: “The departments of Defense and Veterans Affairs said they’ve finally settled on a joint management structure to make sure the multibillion-dollar electronic health record systems they’re buying are integrated and interoperable.”
Submitted by rgordon on Tue, 06/11/2019 - 16:15
Blog Author: Bernie Kluger
Submitted by JKamensky on Fri, 06/07/2019 - 14:07
Data Strategy – At Last! FCW reports: “The Trump administration on June 4 released a draft of the "Year-1 Action Plan" for implementing the federal data strategy. The plan outlines 16 steps -- some agency-specific, others governmentwide -- to "establish a firm basis of tools, processes, and capacities to leverage data as a strategic asset."
Submitted by JKamensky on Fri, 05/31/2019 - 08:17
IDEA Deadlines. Federal News Network reports: “With deadlines fast approaching for the implementation of the 21st Century Integrated Digital Experience (IDEA) Act, agency officials see a clearer path forward on making .gov websites more user-friendly and able to provide more services online to the public. . . . The IDEA Act . . .
Submitted by JKamensky on Tue, 05/28/2019 - 14:21
Last year, I met Kendra Parlock, the head of Baltimore’s performance and innovation office, at a periodic informal meeting of local government performance officers in the mid-Atlantic region. I was intrigued by her upbeat update to her fellow local government peers. After all, in the Spring of 2017, Governing magazine raised a warning flag, questioning whether the nearly two decade-old award-winning CitiStat management system in Baltimore, installed by Martin O’Malley, was dying of
Submitted by JKamensky on Fri, 05/24/2019 - 08:24
GAO’s Duplication & Overlap Report. The Government Accountability Office’s ninth annual report: “presents 98 new actions for Congress or executive branch agencies to reduce, eliminate, or better manage fragmentation, overlap, and duplication and achieve other financial benefits.”
Submitted by JKamensky on Mon, 05/20/2019 - 12:50
Interestingly, a hopeful article in Harvard Business Review concludes that in the private sector, “Employees are eager to embrace retraining” and that organizations need to take advantage of this opportunity. My guess is that this is the same in the government.
Submitted by rgordon on Mon, 04/29/2019 - 08:49
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Submitted by JKamensky on Fri, 04/26/2019 - 08:37
AI Transparency, Consistency. Federal News Network reports: “Lynne Parker, the assistant director for artificial intelligence at the White House’s Office of Science and Technology Policy, speaking Thursday at the National Academy for Public Administration, said her office expects to release an updated National AI R&D Strategic Plan later this spring.”