Accountability and Performance Update – January 10-16, 2022

Federal Employee Pulse Survey: Preliminary Insights
In October, the President’s Management Council (PMC), together with the Office of Management and Budget, the Office of Personnel Management, and the General Services Administration piloted the first-ever, Government-wide pulse survey that allow leaders to hear directly from their 2 million employees about issues such as the pandemic, equity, and engagement with work.

Dos and Don’ts: Tips for Strengthening Your Performance Management Systems

Urban Institute (Harry Hatry, Batia Katz, Katherine Barrett, Richard Greene)

This report breaks down “dos and don’ts” for performance management—best practices for collecting, analyzing, presenting, disseminating, and using performance data.

US Cities Use Data to Fight Race and Income Gaps


In October 2020, Bloomberg Philanthropy’s Stacey Gillett helped start a program with Bloomberg’s What Works Cities initiative, bringing together budget and finance heads from several dozen cities to look at how to foster an equitable recovery from the pandemic. . . . Data has played a central role in crafting policies focused on boosting equality.

Using Data to Inform Decisions

Twitter Stream (@emilytroutman)

Disaster reporter Emily Troutman describes how Montgomery County, MD, began sharing school COVID data publicly to show which schools would close because of high infection rates – then stopped when too many schools were closing: “Generation of useless data is one of the top ways that aid groups and governments fail people in need.”

Resource of the Week: Centre for Public Impact

CPI is a learning partner involved in helping public servants (1) collectively make sense of the complex challenges facing people and (2) adopt an action-learning, experimental, iterative mindset to day-to-day activities. They work in Europe, North America, and Australia/New Zealand.

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