Accountability and Performance Update – Aug 1- 7, 2022

A Missed Opportunity

Government Executive (Shelley Metzenbaum)

Federal agencies’ quarterly performance updates, short- and long-term strategic plans, and annual performance reports deserve more attention.

Six-Month Update on Federal Customer Experience Executive Order

OMB Federal CX Team; 

Over the past six months, we’ve gotten off to a fast start translating the President’s historic Executive Order on customer experience into action. Today, at the half-year mark, we have more key updates to share.

Open GAO Performance-Related Recommendations for OMB

Government Accountability Office

GAO sent a letter to the director of the Office of Management and Budget highlighting 44 priority recommendations that have not yet been acted upon. Implementing 16 of these priority recommendations would help improve government performance and help OMB better meet the information needs of various decision makers.

Meeting Agency Priority Goals

FedScoop Daily Scoop Radio (podcast starts at 1:30 min.; ends at 13:00 min.)

On this episode of The Daily Scoop Podcast, Chris Mihm, adjunct professor of public administration at the Maxwell School at Syracuse University and former managing director for strategic issues at the Government Accountability Officediscusses agencies’ recent updates to

Special Issue on GPRA at 30

International Journal of Public Administration

At the 30th anniversary of the passage of GPRA, it is a perfect time to assess the implications of GPRA and, more broadly, the performance movement. What do we have to show for the work? And where is it going in the future. Abstract deadline: September 15, 2022; Manuscript deadline: May 8, 2023.

When’s the Best Time to Adopt Evidence-Based Budgeting?


It’s just as important when revenues are robust as it is in tough fiscal times to base spending decisions on what works. Here’s how to get started.

Budgeting for Climate

City of Pittsburgh

The budget is a potent tool to leverage for change. It is logical to begin there when implementing a major initiative like Climate Action. A shared language between finance and sustainability departments is needed to connect strategy and budget. Priority Based Budgeting builds that language.

State and Local Learning Agenda: A Blueprint

J-PAL North America

Drawing on conversations with 20 state and local governments and 25 J-PAL affiliated researchers as well as 137 research proposals submitted over the past five years, this report lays out key areas where new or additional research is best positioned to address barriers to mobility from poverty.

Resource of the Week:  State of Maryland American Rescue Plan: 2022 Annual Performance Report

In 2021, the State of Maryland was allocated $3.7 billion by the Federal Government for American Rescue Plan, State and Local Fiscal Recovery Funds (SLFRF). This SLFRF Annual Performance Report describes project performance, . . . This report details expenditures from March 3, 2021 through June 30, 2022, and includes planned allocations for state fiscal year 2023 (July 1, 2022 through June 30, 2023). 

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