The Senate Government Performance Taskforce held a field hearing on Performance-Stat systems in Annapolis, MD, with Governor Martin O'Malley as the lead witness. They explored how these systems might be applied in the federal government.
OMB chief performance officer Jeff Zients has periodically said he wants to create a “performance management framework” for the federal government. Some are asking where is the framework? Others are asking do we really need a framework?
With the issuance of Executive Order 13514 on federal sustainability, the Obama administration has called upon the federal government to lead by example: making its operations more sustainable, responsible, and efficient.
A Federal Highway Administration international “scanning” team has identified a large number of important performance management lessons from mature systems in Australia, Great Britain, New Zealand and Sweden.
New ideas are the lifeblood of every organization. But getting action on those ideas isn’t always easy. The Center for American Progress has released a pair of reports that address these issues, and offer both case studies and concrete suggestions on how
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.