Accountability and Performance Weekly – October 8-14

Performance Management
Both Political Parties Believe Next Administration Should Prioritize Performance Management in Agencies
Kellie Lunney, Government Executive
An evidence-based, data-driven approach to policy is the best way to ensure government is operating efficiently and effectively, say current and former government officials.

What Empowered Public Employees Could Accomplish
Howard Risher, Governing
“Participative management” is big in the private sector. Government leaders need to recognize its value.

Federal Workers Lack Faith that Performance Is Rewarded
Erik Katz, Government Executive
Federal employees remain skeptical top performers are rewarded fairly and poor performers are dealt with adequately, according to new results from the federal government’s annual workforce survey, though their opinions of top leaders continue to improve.

Open Innovation: Practices to Engage Citizens and Effectively Implement Federal Initiatives
Government Accountability Office
Federal agencies are using “open innovation” tools to leverage the knowledge and skills of people outside government. This report identifies 7 practices that agencies can use to effectively engage the public when using open innovation tools.

Creating a new architecture of government through tech and innovation
Hollie Gilman and Jessica Gover, TechCrunch
Recommendations on how the next administration can further embed and scale innovation in government.

How to make innovation a (federal) way of life
Tom Temin, Federal News Radio
For data-driven problem-solving to have continuing impact, it has to be baked into the bureaucracy.

Risk Management
Risk is Agencywide, But What About Risk Management?
April Chen, Government Executive
Efforts to modernize federal operations have introduced risks at all organizational levels, from the C suite to the mailroom.

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