Accountability and Performance Weekly – July 15-21

Performance Management
How to Avoid Four Fatal Flaws When Designing Your Government Performance Management System
Prajapati Trivedi, Business of Government
Most performance management systems suffer from serious conceptual flaws that have regularly proven to be fatal.

New Law Aims To Cut Red Tape
Jack Corigan, Government Executive
Achieving the aims of the Program Management Improvement Accountability Act may be hampered by vacancies at OMB.

Education Department innovation and research grants program seen as successful model
Corinne Lestch, EdScoop
The grant program gets high marks in a new study for relying on “tiered evidence” as a basis for awarding funding for education innovations.

Launching an applied research team within city government
Andy Feldman, GovInnovator Podcast
In 2016, the District of Columbia launched The Lab @ DC, to embed the scientific method into the heart of day-to-day governance of the city to provide decision makers with high-quality evidence.

How New Zealand links data from public data sets to address important policy challenges
Andy Feldman, GovInnovator Podcast
Statistics New Zealand is known as a leader in linking data from different data sets in order to enable research and insights into important and complex policy challenges with the goal of improving outcomes for New Zealanders.

NAPA report calls for overhaul of civil service system
Chase Gunter, Federal Computer Week
Calling the government’s human capital system “fundamentally broken,” a new report calls for a federated system that focuses on staffing agencies to help them achieve their missions.

Nine Major Agency Reform Proposals in the House GOP Budget
Eric Katz, Government Executive
Eliminating programs, restructuring agency components, streamlining hiring and more.

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