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OMB Next Steps in Evidence and Innovation Agenda: Two Steps Forward and One Step Back

Despite the positive direction of the  memo, the overemphasis on impact evaluation and measurement continues to lead us down the PART path,  missing out on a very important kind of
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Breaking Performance Management News:

The GAO recommended that OPM work to identify competency gaps for agency performance management staff.  The GAO report also noted that agencies do have elevated performance management leadership roles, but
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The Maturing of Big Data

You can’t declare something mature until it has stopped developing. By that criterion, the big-data market is far from mature. It continues to foster an impressive amount of innovation into new types of databases, analytical approaches and applications that infuse data-driven optimization into every aspect of our existence.
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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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OMB Simplifying Federal Hiring Process

The Federal hiring process is about to become a lot easier, according to Jeffery Zients, acting chief of the Office of Management and Budget. Thanks to major efforts on behalf of the Obama administration, hiring within the government has become profoundly more...
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The Performance Institute Forms Partnership with Telework Exchange

Just a few short weeks after the passage of HR 1722, the Telework Improvement Act of 2010, The Performance Institute (PI) and Telework Exchange have entered a partnership to promote Federal telework initiatives.
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Breaking Performance Management News

H.R. 2142 was reported from the House Committee on Oversight and Government Reform (HCOGR) to the House floor. This measure proposes to amend the introduced version of the Government Performance and Results Act of 1993 (GPRA).
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The Performance Institute Supports the
“Roosevelt Scholars Act of 2009”

In support of Congressional bill H.R. 3510, the Roosevelt Scholars Act of 2009, The Performance Institute urges constituents to contact their congressmen and show their support.
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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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Some Advice for OPM’s Pay-for-Performance Initiative

As OPM focuses on implementing a government-wide pay-for-performance plan, Rep. Gerry Connolly (D-Va.) has some advice to share. Connolly and The Performance Institute’s Senior Policy Director, Jon Desenberg, participated in a panel discussion which addressed some major issues of the federal workforce.
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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 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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