Accountability and Performance Weekly – January 19-25

Last One Out, Turn Off the Lights
Howard Risher, Government Executive
For years, academics and civil service watchers have been warning about the coming retirement wave of federal workers. It may very well be upon us.

Amid government shutdown, commission wants to make public service popular again
Nicole Ogrysko, Federal News Network
Congress tasked an 11-member Commission on Military, National and Public Service back in 2015 to find ways to encourage more Americans to serve their country.

Navy needs to follow these steps to make pay for performance work
Scott Maucione, Federal News Network
As the Navy announces the start of its first ever pay for performance pilot, the initiative will have to contend with the mixed history of similar programs in the civilian Defense realm.

Evidence-based policy bill passage sets stage for upcoming federal data strategy
Jory Heckman, Federal News Network
Stakeholders and former government officials who laid the groundwork for the passage of a landmark data transparency bill say the new law will help pave the way for a broader federal data strategy the Trump administration expects to roll out in the coming weeks.

Opportunity is knocking: Create an evidence-based culture with new policymaking law
Robert Shea and Robert Hahn, Federal News Network
Robert Shea and Robert Hahn, members of the U.S. Commission on Evidence-Based Policymaking, offer six ideas for agencies to begin taking advantage of new evidence-based policymaking law.

One Small Step for Sensible Policymaking
Peter Orszag, Bloomberg
President Trump just signed a new law to help measure the effectiveness of government programs. That’s good, but not good enough.

Customer Service
How End-User Feedback Can Become a Nonprofit’s Innovation Engine
Frank Daidone and Benilda Samuels, Stanford Social Innovation Review
Nurse-Family Partnership has institutionalized the practice of gathering end-user and partner feedback, influencing changes to its systems, services, and business model.

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