Submitted by rthomas on Wed, 12/20/2017 - 09:09
The issue of poor performers is a perennial topic. This topic seems to continually top the list of issues the President’s Management Council – comprised of deputy secretaries – wants to address by streamlining the rules. But a new report by the Merit Systems Protection Board concludes that it is not the rules, but the managers, who are the problem.
Submitted by rthomas on Wed, 12/20/2017 - 09:07
Submitted by rthomas on Wed, 12/20/2017 - 09:06
There has been flood of memos and guidance on procurement reform coming out of the White House and OMB in recent months. But an open call for ideas was launched earlier this month via a collaborative project being undertaken by the General Service Administration, the National Academy of Public Administration, and a joint government/industry group called the American Council for Technology/Industry Advisory Council.
Submitted by rthomas on Wed, 12/20/2017 - 09:04
Jeff Liebman is the Obama Administration’s point person for its efforts to cut service contract spending by 7 percent – about $40 billion a year – in part by insourcing work that has been outsourced to conractors, according to Federal Times’ Elise Castelli. Liebman is an executive associate director at the Office of Management and Budget.
Submitted by rthomas on Wed, 12/20/2017 - 09:03
The Office of Management and Budget released new guidelines to agencies to increase their emphasis on conducting program evaluations. According to the Washington Post’s Ed O’Keefe in his article, “OMB Wants More Data on Government’s Performance,” OMB’s Jeff Zients told him: “We’re working to create a system that’s actually used by senior decision-makers.”
Submitted by rthomas on Wed, 12/20/2017 - 09:01
Submitted by rthomas on Wed, 12/20/2017 - 08:58
While there’s been little open discussion in recent days about the progress of President Obama’s Open Government Directive, the General Services Administration’s quarterly “Intergovernmental Solutions” newsletter has dedicated its latest issue to describing dozens of examples of how citizen engagement is increasing in government – federal, state, local, as well as other countries. It is worth reading!
Submitted by rthomas on Wed, 12/20/2017 - 08:57
Happy New (Fiscal) Year 2010!
Have you made your New Year's Resolution yet? If not, here is an idea . . .
When I was working for Vice President Gore’s National Partnership for Reinventing Government in the 1990s, we were encouraged to craft personal mission statements.
My personal mission statement for more than a decade has been to “help create a government that is results-oriented, performance-based, citizen-focused, and collaborative in nature.”
Submitted by rthomas on Wed, 12/20/2017 - 08:55
There were lots of complaints that the initial Recovery.Gov website was not very helpful. That’s changed. The newly-refreshed website now has lots of new ways of finding and looking at information that is due to pour in next month when the first quarterly reports are due from about 90,000 sources.
Government Executive’s NextGov reporter, Aliya Sternstein provides a good review:
Submitted by rthomas on Wed, 12/20/2017 - 08:54