Accountability and Performance Update – June 7 – 13, 2021

Federal Grants Management: Improving Outcomes, Transparency, and Operational Quality

Federalism.US (Shelley Metzenbaum)

The report, “Federal Grants Management: Improving Outcomes,” argues that the federal grants management system needs to shift from an emphasis on administrative matters to one focused on improving outcomes, informed by analyses that suggest the right places to focus.

Leading by Example and Organizational Performance

FCW (Steve Kelman)

Leading by example enhanced store productivity and service quality at the store level, more than charismatic leadership who simply presented a vision in words. It should work in public sector, as well.

The Budget Process Is 100 Years Old Today and Its Age Is Showing

Government Executive

June 10 marks the centennial of the Budget and Accounting Act of 1921, a law requiring, among other things, the president to annually present Congress with a budget proposal for government.

Parsing the Evidence Requirements of Federal Covid Aid

FutureED

School districts are grappling with how to spend the latest and largest installment of federal relief for public schools, the American Recovery Plan’s $123 billion Elementary and Secondary Schools Emergency Relief (ARP ESSER) fund. 20 percent of funds must be spent on “evidence-based” interventions. What is “evidence-based” mean?

Call for Papers

Public Performance & Management Review

Defining generally accepted performance principles: challenges and opportunities. Proposals due: July 15, 2021. If accepted, then full papers due: March 15, 2022.

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