Accountability and Performance Update – April 12-17, 2021

Emphasizing Evidence: Strengthening Texas Grantmaking

Results for America

What does investing in what works look like? In Texas, state workforce officials are demonstrating how evidence-based grantmaking can improve outcomes for young people looking for a pathway to a successful career.

Public Sector Porkies – 10 Years of Lying Up the Hierarchy

Centre for Public Impact

I quickly learned that in the real world, data is cleansed, re-presented and re-formatted until it tells an acceptable and neat story.

Data Is Infrastructure

Data Coalition

When the United States government issued its Federal Data Strategy in 2019, it recognized the role of data as a component of infrastructure.

Survey Measures Show Feds Are Happier with Their Jobs in the Midst of a Pandemic

Federal Times

Even during the worst global pandemic of the century, increased demands on public jobs and a radical shift to predominantly remote work, federal employees are confident in their agencies’ ability to keep them safe and recognize their hard work, according to results of the 2020 Federal Employee Viewpoint Survey.

Hiring Assessment Dashboards Help

Federal News Network

Most agencies rely on job candidates to self-certify their own skills and abilities, but those assessments bring in qualified talent about half the time, according to a federal hiring data dashboard.

Using AI to Assess Contractor Performance

Federal News Network

If the federal acquisition workforce is ever going to make contractor evaluations meaningful, it’s going to happen this year.

Data Science for Everyone – Webinar, April 26th

Center for Radical Innovation for Social Change, University of Chicago

Join the Data Science for Everyone coalition in a webinar led by Kumar Garg of Schmidt Futures to learn more about the Data Science for Everyone Commitments Campaign 

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