Accountability and Performance Weekly – April 13-26

OMB’s Unfinished Business on Improving Government Performance
Charles Clark, Government Executive
The White House budget office has implemented Government Accountability Office recommendations at a lower rate than federal agencies governmentwide.

Why Engagement Matters and How to Improve It
John Kamensky, Goverment Executive
The results of past employee viewpoint surveys haven’t been very useful to most frontline managers trying to address challenges specific to their organizations.

Government Workforce Management—Overdue for an Overhaul
William D. Eggers and John O’Leary, Government Executive
Agencies are handicapped by outdated management rules—it isn’t a worker problem, it’s a system problem.

How to Give Employees Effective Feedback
John Kamensky, Goverment Executive
Managers often create more problems than they solve when discussing performance with staff.

Basing Laws on Nothing Is Easier Than Using Evidence
John List and Eszter Czibor, Government Executive
Partnerships between policy makers and researchers could improve the lives of millions—but they’re harder than you think.

College-to-government pipeline for civic tech takes wing
Steve Kelman, Federal Computer Week
In three short years the Coding it Forward fellowship program has become part of the fabric of federal IT.

How GSA Is Helping the Government Embrace Automation
Jack Corrigan, Nextgov
The agency, which plans to have more than two dozen bots deployed by the end of the year, is standing up a community of practice around the technology.

Open Government
OMB previews next steps on data policy
Chase Gunter, Federal Computer Week
The White House will soon unveil its plan for managing data within and across agencies, as well as guidance for recently passed legislation.

White House’s Push for More Oversight of Agency Data Has Some Scientists Concerned
Eric Katz, Government Executive
OMB wants to make more agency data public, peer reviewed and reproducible.

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