Accountability and Performance Weekly – January 12-18

How the 2019 shutdown could impact a ‘whole generation of workers’
Jessie Bur, Federal Times
The lengthy, partial government shutdown will likely have negative impacts on both recruiting and retention afforts at agencies and contractors.

Navy starts small with pay for performance pilot
Scott Maucione, Federal News Network
The Navy is experimenting with a way to reward sailors for good work.

Why ‘Nudge’ Policies Should Be Used Gently
Alan Ehrenhalt, Governing
Behavioral economics is a powerful tool to encourage people to make certain decisions, but governments need to use it with caution.

When Should a City Hire a Chief Innovation Officer?
Zack Quaintance, Government Technology
Although the position is an increasingly common one for local governments, cities that don’t yet have one must still carefully weigh a number of factors before deciding to make the move.

Open Government
Open Federal Data is Now the Law of the Land
Jack Corrigan, Nextgov
President Trump signed the OPEN Government Data Act into law, requiring agencies to publish machine-readable data and appoint chief data officers.

10 Things to Know About Government Reorganizations
Alan Balutis, Government Executive
The “soft” stuff turns out to be the hard stuff.

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