Podcast: OMB Guidance on Steps to Measure and Improve Organizational Health and Performance
National Academy of Public Administration
This half-hour interview discusses the new OMB guidance to federal agencies to develop measures of organizational health and performance, along with plans to improve. The interview provides background on the development of the OMB guidance, which includes the results of a 2018 NAPA report to OMB on this topic.
Does Performance Info Receive Political Attention?
Public Administration Review (early access)
This study gathered administrative data on Danish student test scores and the minutes of local school committees. The results show that political entities leverage performance data to discover problems in need of attention in ways similar to other organizations.
Is the Biden Administration’s Management Agenda Back on Track?
FCW (Steve Kelman)
Kelman felt the Biden Management Agenda was missing a performance goal — to deliver better value for taxpayers and agency missions through the procurement system. But when he talked to agency career contracting professionals, he found the system is working better in practice than in theory.
New Dashboards to Increase Federal Agency Access to OPM Data Products and Services
U.S. Office of Personnel Management
OPM released its FY 2023-2026 data strategy on a new OPM Data Portal that also includes a set of initial data dashboards and FedScope data sets. It includes data from the annual federal employee viewpoint survey, a cyber workforce dashboard, and a hiring manager satisfaction dashboard.
Resource of the Week: Another Strategic Planning Guide
A reader of the Weekly Accountability & Performance Update pointed me to a 2023 series of blog posts that offer a step-by-step guide on “How to Write a Strategic Plan that Gets Results + Examples.” . . . . H/T to Dr. Mihail Sadeanu