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Performance Budgeting, Texas-Style

Thursday, September 12th, 2013 - 16:02
Thursday, September 12, 2013 - 15:59
When Cong. Cuellar was a state legislator in Texas, he saw how his state used performance information in the budget process.  When he was appointed earlier this year to the U.S. House appropriations committee, he finally reached a position where he could bring this perspective to Washington in a real way.  The next step is to convince his colleagues to try it.

Leadership in Action -- Summer 2013 The Business of Government Magazine (NEW)

Wednesday, August 14th, 2013 - 10:59
Wednesday, August 14, 2013 - 09:30
Over the past 15 years, the IBM Center for The Business of Government has sought to connect public management research with practice.

Six Conditions that Foster Innovation, Speed, and Performance

Friday, July 12th, 2013 - 17:27
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I recall debates over the government’s broken security clearance process in which a lofty goal of 40 days for conducting background investigations was being considered. Those involved in the process said it was a ridiculously aggressive target. But the goal was set and, with steady attention and perseverance, background investigations are now being conducted faster and better than ever.

Transformation: How Government Can Leverage the Positives of Change to Address the Pressures of Change

Thursday, July 11th, 2013 - 14:28
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These pressures include:

The Operator's Manual - An Update of Chapter 7: Innovation

Tuesday, February 5th, 2013 - 10:04
Tuesday, February 5, 2013 - 08:52
Recognize that employees, especially those who are on the front line of your organization and who regularly deal with your agency’s customers, often are the source of innovative services that can benefit your customers. Getting them engaged is key.   MEMORANDUM FOR THE HEADS OF EXECUTIVE DEPARTMENTS AND AGENCIESSUBJECT: Innovation

Does Management By Numbers Work?

Tuesday, January 29th, 2013 - 11:50
Tuesday, January 29, 2013 - 10:46
Dr. Hood, who is a well-respected public management professor, poses this question in a recent article in the Public Administration Review and his answer is:  it depends. He posits that what the numbers are used for -- and the operational culture in the organizations in which they are used -- will influence the effectiveness of any “management by numbers” strategy.

The Operator's Manual - An Update of Chapter 2: Performance

Wednesday, December 19th, 2012 - 14:36
Wednesday, December 19, 2012 - 13:25
MEMORANDUM FOR THE HEADS OF EXECUTIVE DEPARTMENTS AND AGENCIES SUBJECT: Performance

OMB Updates Performance.Gov: Some Q&As

Tuesday, December 18th, 2012 - 12:20
Tuesday, December 18, 2012 - 11:02
Last week, OMB released a new and substantially improved Performance.gov website, with in-depth performance information on individual agency priority goals. This represents a significant step forward from the initial release in August 2011, which listed and described the goals, but did not provide much detail about them.  I had a chance to talk with some OMB staff about what’s new about the website, and take a quick browse through it. Here’s a summary of what I learned.

Performance Budgeting in the States: An Assessment

Tuesday, December 4th, 2012 - 12:38
We examine the evolution and institution of performance budgeting across a decade featuring two economic downturns, including the Great Recession. We update the status of performance budgeting laws in state governments and then assess the relationship of performancebudgeting and state fiscal health. We talked with 27 public officials and managers from 10 state governments about their performance budgeting systems in addition to analyzing data on state budget laws and measures of state fiscal health.

Federal Government Reform Resources: Memos to National Leaders

Tuesday, November 20th, 2012 - 12:05
Tuesday, November 20, 2012 - 10:58
If President Obama meets with Governor Romney to discuss ways to reform the operations of the federal government, here are some resources they have to draw upon. A number of think tanks have busily been preparing a series of white papers to spark the imaginations of those developing a reform agenda. These are not to be confused with agendas for new policies (such as climate change or immigration reform) or budget decisions, such as the pending fiscal debates.
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