Accountability and Performance Weekly – January 11-17

Evidence and Evaluation
One Year In, the Evidence Act is Producing Results
Jed Herrmann, Robert Shea and Andrew Feldman, Nextgov
Most agencies have identified evaluation officers and chief data officers and have started developing learning agendas that identify priority areas.

Legislative mandates provide direction on data
Lia Russell, Federal Computer Week
VA, HHS offer a look at how data management mandates from recent legislation are helping agencies.

Predicting a ‘Kilo of Impact’
Meeghan N. Zahorsky, Stanford Social Innovation Review
Instead of relying on measurement to prove the value of a past investment, determining the value of an intervention before it has even started allows funders to factor in social impact.

Performance is the key to employee engagement
Mike Anderson, Federal News Network
The preferred approach is to make performance management the centerpiece of the employee engagement strategy.

2020 is the year for scaling up Trump administration workforce pilots
Nicole Ogrysko, Federal News Network
For the administration and its efforts to better position the federal workforce for the 21st century, many of its priorities will look familiar.

Trump Administration to Expand Hiring Pilot Programs in 2020
Erich Wagner, Government Executive
Pilot program with simpler resumes and more input from subject matter experts in assessing candidates will reach at least five additional agencies this year.

Pending study to examine OPM-GSA merger
Lia Russell, Federal Computer Week
There’s still no information yet on how the congressionally mandated study will be conducted.

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