Joseph Wholey

Joseph Wholey is Professor of Public Administration at the University of Southern California, where his work focuses on the use of strategic planning, performance measurement, and program evaluation to improve government performance and accountability.

Joseph Wholey

Joseph Wholey is Professor of Public Administration at the University of Southern California, where his work focuses on the use of strategic planning, performance measurement, and program evaluation to improve government performance and accountability. Previously, he served as senior advisor for performance and accountability at the U.S. General Accounting Office, and as senior advisor to the deputy director for Management at the U.S. Office of Management and Budget.

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Leaders Speak - A Conversation on Human Service Delivery in New York City

We are introducing a Special Edition of The Business of Government Hour -- Leaders Speak -- focusing on human service delivery: the challenges being faced and innovations being forged in our local communities.

Building Performance Systems for Social Service Programs

Prodded by past scandals and court orders, the State of Tennessee today has one of the nation’s best performance-contracting systems for its child welfare program. In this report, Patrick Lester documents its evolution and use, and how Tennessee has avoided some of the common design flaws endemic in other social service programs using the performance-based contract model.

Inter-Agency Collaboration Among Social Services Agencies in Los Angeles County

This report focuses on the intersection of child support with child welfare and the TANF (Temporary Assistance to Needy Families) Programs.

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