Accountability and Performance Weekly – June 10-16

Agencies Promise Efficiencies, but Not Workforce Cuts in Reorganization Plans
Eric Katz, Government Executive
Leaders say they are gatherings thousands of reform proposals from the rank and file.

White House Denies that Trump Vacancies Impair Agency Reforms
Charles Clark, Government Executive
A key White House management adviser says that a “good dialogue” is taking place between agency career staff and budget officials as the June 30 deadline for agency reorganization proposals nears.

Here’s how agencies are getting ready for the June 30 reorganization deadline
Nicole Ogrysko, Federal News Radio
Agency career leaders from these agencies briefed Congress on the initial steps they’ve taken to develop plans for reorganizing government and restructuring the federal workforce.

Trump tech office reaches out to feds
Chase Gunter, Federal Computer Week
Weekly meetings are being used to forge and foster collaboration across siloed tech groups.

Customer Service
Five Ways to Reform Government With a Focus on the Customer
Eric Keller and Kathy Conrad, Government Executive
Agencies have a chance to reexamine how they deliver services to the public, ensure intuitive online interactions, cut red tape that frustrates citizens, simplify burdens on federal employees, and use customer feedback more effectively.

OMB, Office of American Innovation on a 90-day sprint to develop new hiring, cloud policy ideas
Nicole Ogrysko, Federal News Radio
The Office of Management and Budget is working with the White House’s Office of American Innovation on a 90-day sprint to develop a series of new work streams that cover everything from hiring new people and talent to developing citizen services.

Survey: Trump Should Empower Politically Appointed Agency No. 2s
Charles Clark, Government Executive
The government’s chief operating officers are key to enactment of President Trump’s management agenda, according to a survey of experienced federal employees.

COOs can make government work better — if they’re hired
Mark Rockwell and Chase Gunter, Federal Computer Week
Agency chief operating officers can take the lead in improving government efficiency, according to a new report.

Open Government
How Policy Could Advance Open Data in Government
Mohana Ravindranath, Nextgov
Citizens could soon get access to more federal data if new legislation is passed.

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