Government Executive (Shelley Metzenbaum)
Federal agencies’ quarterly performance updates, short- and long-term strategic plans, and annual performance reports deserve more attention.
OMB Federal CX Team; Performance.gov
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.
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.
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 Office, discusses agencies’ recent updates to performance.gov.
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.
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.
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.
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).