Accountability and Performance Weekly – September 22-28

Senate Panel Advances Measure to Give Trump Reorganization Authority, With Caveats
Eric Katz, Government Executive
A Senate committee on Wednesday advanced a measure to ease the process for President Trump to reorganize the federal government, but lawmakers included a provision to ensure any such reforms would require bipartisan support.

Senate oversight committee settles differences with government reorganization bill
Nicole Ogrysko, Federal News Radio
The bill authorizes OMB to prepare a government reorganization plan and establishes a process for Congress to vote on those proposals and pass them into law.

After a Slow Start, Trump’s Civil Service Reformers Connect With Experts
Charles Clark, Government Executive
The Office of Management and Budget hosted agency alumni, corporate specialists, and academics for an off-the-record symposium on fixing what ails the federal government.

Social Science? Data Science? Evidence-Based Government Needs Both
Andrew Feldman, Government Executive
Results-focused leaders need to get savvy about both if they want to catalyze a culture of continuous improvement.

When That Pay-for-Success Project Ends
Stephen Goldsmith, Governing
Early adopters have a lesson for the next generation of PFS projects: It’s important to plan from the start for what comes next.

Customer Service
Feedback Is Not a Fad
Larry Kramer, Stanford Social Innovation Review
Listening to beneficiaries should be part and parcel of any initiative that seeks to help others.

What Managers Should Do With 2018 Employee Viewpoint Survey Data
Max Stier and Danny Werfel, Government Executive
It is critical for executives to closely examine this data, not only to assess the overall level of employee engagement at their organizations, but to get a sense of how employees feel about specific aspects of their work life.

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