Accountability and Performance Update – July 25 – 31, 2022

Does Strategic Planning Improve Organizational Performance?

Public Administration Review (Bert George, Richard Walker, Joost Monster)

This article undertakes a meta-analysis of 87 correlations from 31 empirical studies and asks, Does strategic planning improve organizational performance? A random-effects meta-analysis reveals that strategic planning has a positive, moderate, and significant impact on organizational performance.

Congress Authorizes Creation of a National Secure Data Service to Improve Data Analytics

Data Coalition

 Congress passed the CHIPS and Science Act of 2022 (CHIPS+), which will establish a National Secure Data Service (NSDS). The CHIPS+ Act includes a provision to establish the NSDS demonstration project at the National Science Foundation. The NSDS has been a long-standing legislative priority of the Data Coalition Initiative, an organization that advocates for responsible policies to make government data high-quality, accessible, and usable. 

How Small Cities Can Make Big Leaps with Data

Bloomberg Cities Network

You don’t have to be a big city to do big things with data. That’s an unmistakable takeaway from some of the latest cities to achieve What Works Cities Certification, a designation that means they are among the best in the U.S. at using data to deliver better results for their residents.

JOB OPENINGS: Baltimore Office of Performance & Innovation

Hiring for City Performance Team, CitiStat Analyst, Data Led, Program Manager, and more. . . . . 

Resource of the Week:  Seattle Rescue Plan Transparency Portal

The City of Seattle has published the Seattle Rescue Plan (SRP) Transparency Portal for residents to track progress as the city spends nearly $300 million in federal pandemic assistance, as reflected in its latest (July 31, 2022) performance report.

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