Accountability and Performance Weekly – March 9-15

Performance Management
How Data Can Drive Performance for Social Services
John Kamensky, Governing
A Colorado agency is using the approach in an unusual way: to orchestrate the efforts of service-delivery partners.

Labor Department Creates Chief Data Officer Position
Frank Konkel, Nextgov
In addition to a CDO, the agency will establish a data board—both in accordance with the OPEN Government Data Act.

Agencies Need to Move Beyond “People” Analytics to “Relational” Analytics
John Kamensky, Government Executive
A new study suggests how a change in focus could improve organizations’ performance.

Need out-of-the-box ideas? Look beyond your experts
Steve Kelman, Federal Computer Week
Subject-matter expertise is important, Steve Kelman writes, but don’t underestimate the value of fresh perspectives.

GSA releases RFQ for Centers of Excellence model to ‘deliver results far more easily’
Jory Heckman, Federal News Network
The GSA has released a request for quotation for Phase One of its Center of Excellence discovery services, laying the groundwork for GSA to set up CoEs at new partner agencies.

GSA Chief: Leadership Must Protect Workforce to Drive Innovation
Brandi Vincent, Nextgov
Things can go wrong when employees are taking risks. That’s where senior officials step up.

Nine Major Agency Reform Proposals in Trump’s 2020 Budget
Eric Katz, Government Executive
Hiring surges, eliminated offices and more in the White House’s latest budget blueprint.

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