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National Survey Reveals Top 5 Innovation Trends in State and Local Government Management


Exciting innovations are producing improved results in state and local governments across the nation. The Performance Institute recently completed an in-depth survey of government managers working in state government and
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Managing Government Performance Data to Drive Results

One of the best ways for dashboard owners to ensure dashboards get designed right by the technology department is to draw out the charts and storyboards you want for your
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Helping Cities Advance Performance Management for Improved Results

In April, Beth Blauer of the Johns Hopkins University Center for Government Excellence was selected to lead What Works Cities, a new $42 million, three-year initiative launched by Bloomberg
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Governance: Key to Performance Management

Governance is the key to improving the federal government’s performance through making better use of the tools and personnel already available. Performance management has improved slowly over the past few decades, but it is not where it needs to be yet.
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The Performance Institute paves the way for $20 MIL Natural Science Foundation plan

The Performance Institute was chosen to design, facilitate and assist in developing the strategic plan for a $20 million National Science Foundation grant to South Carolina, the largest competitive award the foundation has ever granted in that state.
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Agencies to outline their own performance framework

The Obama Administration has taken another step to differentiate itself from past administrations’, in a June 11 memorandum, OMB Direct Peter Orszag directed agencies to set their own performance framework.
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OMB Sets Goals for Federal Hiring Reform

The federal hiring process has been criticized by many as a long, complicated and exhaustive process; creating the need for a hiring reform, which both OMB Director Peter Orszag and OPM Director John Berry have put amongst their top priorities. Agencies are expected to accomplish four specific goals within the next six months.
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What’s in the future of the Federal Workforce?

The Performance Institute’s Senior Policy Director, Jon Desenberg, joined Rep. Gerry Connolly, D-Va., in a breakfast panel to discuss the future of the federal workforce.
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Obama Management Framework Outlined

The Obama administration has outlined its management agenda based on six themes aimed at “building a high-performing government,” the analytical perspectives volume of the fiscal 2010 budget stated.
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Tracking and Measuring the Success of Your Agency’s Stimulus Dollars

The American Reinvestment and Recovery Act (ARRA) calls for more than $700 billion in federal funds to be distributed to all levels of government. Unprecedented levels of transparency and accountability are required to connect spending to outcomes. How will you meet the strict requirements for monitoring, measuring and reporting on how your fundshave been allocated? Find out in this webinar.
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Staffing Up: Innovative Recruitment Strategies to Fill Critical Roles in the Federal Government

This webinar will address the following: Methods to Recruit Retirees and Experienced Government Workers; Methods to Recruit, Engage and Satisfy New, Entry-Level Employees; Methods to Enhance Diversity Recruiting. "Staffing Up: Innovative Recruitment Strategies to Fill Critical Roles in the Federal Government" is presented by The Performance Institute with generous support from The Washington Post.
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The Critical Need for Improving Process Efficiency in Government

This archived webinar will address: The state of process improvement in government; The renewed call for streamlining and efficiency; The "business case" for process improvement. "The Critical Need for Improving Process Efficiency in Government" is presented by Performance Institute's Senior Fellows Blossom Tande and Fred Ackerman.
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The Institute’s Policy Director on Employee Performance

In an article from Federal Computer Week, Senior Policy Director Jon Desenberg comments necessary changes for more effective performance reviews in Federal agencies. One key recommendation includes better training for managers.
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The Institute supports the Franklin Fellows Program

The Department of State has developed the Franklin Fellows Program to give insight, opinions, alternatives and recommendations in a variety of foreign policy areas. Learn more about this innovative program.
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Show Me the Money

Most of us work hard for our money and we like to know exactly where it’s going. If we think we have $100 unaccounted for in our bank balances, we’re going to find out where it went. Imagine losing $787…
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Government Concedes Online Transparency to Government Contractors

The stimulus bill had a provision that contracts awarded to government contractors receiving stimulus funds had to posted online. However, in a major concession to contractors, the final bill requires
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Senate at Work on “Ugly” Spending Bill

The $410 billion federal spending bill is likely to win approval when it comes to a Senate vote later this week. The measure will keep the government from running out
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Treasury Department Lacking Many Critical Employees

Treasury Secretary Timothy Geitner has been tasked with many duties, including disseminating stimulus money. With so many tasks assigned to the Department, it is surprising that the Treasury is operating with barely any employees
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Interested in Advancing Social Media for Government?

Take govloop's social media for government survey at http://bit.ly/smgov-metrics by 5 PM on March 6
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The Institute Joins Good Government Group in Support of the Roosevelt Scholars Act

The Performance Institute joins Partnership for Public Service in their support of the Roosevelt Scholars Act, a key strategy developing a strong government workforce.
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