According to GAO, amidst efforts to improve performance and constrain spending, federal departments and agencies are being asked to expand the use of rigorous program evaluation in decision-making. GAO concludes that an effective evaluation agenda can hel
Did today’s ice sheet over DC cause you to wish your agency supported teleworking? It’s now encouraged by law, but how do agencies actually get it implemented? The IBM Center has released a new report examining the experiences of four pioneering agencies
The new law includes other new implementation actions, as well. For example, OPM must identify key skills and competencies for performance management; new definitions of terms; agency chief human capital officers have to prepare the section of their agenc
FAA Administrator Randy Babbitt leads an organization moving swiftly into the future now: What is FAA’s Next Generation Air Transportation System? How will NextGen improve the national air system? What is FAA doing to continue to be a global leader in avi
The new law codifies an existing governance framework for performance across government by designating chief operating officers in each major agency and requiring the designation of program improvement officers in each agency. It also authorizes a governm
The new law revises agency performance reporting requirements under GPRA by shifting its emphasis from annual reporting to more regular reporting. It also creates a forcing mechanism that requires OMB to take action on agency “unmet” goals.
The new law revises agency annual performance planning requirements under GPRA by requiring a link between the performance goals in the annual plan with the goals in their strategic plans. The plans also must describe the strategies and resources agencies