OMB released new guidance to shift agencies from focusing on planning and reporting their performance to using their performance information to make decisions. It significantly changes how agencies prepare their GPRA-required plans and reports.
The White House and OMB have released a blizzard of cost-cutting memos and directives in recent weeks. Agency leaders are understandably overwhelmed! Here’s a handy checklist of the top dozen initiatives.
The House passes amendments to the Government Performance and Results Act. The bill will require quarterly assessments of performance of agency high priority performance goals and put the job of "performance improvement officer" into law, along with the "Performance Improvement Council."
OMB released specific guidance to agencies on how they should prepare their budget submissions to OMB, which are due September 13. Here are some details the main stream media didn't cover (and probably for good reason!)
"What you really need to be doing is empower people. We need to look at the public not as a
liability but as a resource....[a source that can] tell us what’s going on, how effective our response
is, and what the needs are based upon what survivors are seeing."
"What gives me the most confidence in our ability to press ahead, to meet the goals of Executive
Order 13514, and push even further into the future are the extraordinary men and women who
work in the federal government."