Accountability and Performance Weekly – May 31-June 6

Performance Management
The problem at the VA: ‘Performance perversity’
Donald Moynihan, Los Angeles Times
An investigation of the VHA points to systemic problems, but does not explain why these problems occurred. The most likely answer is “performance perversity”: Imperfect performance measures were tied to pay incentives.

OPM expanding HRstat to help agencies parse workforce data
Jack Moore, Federal News Radio
Eight additional agencies have signed on to participate in HRStat, which uses data-driven review sessions to help agencies better parse out HR data and trends and use them to assess their performance.

5 Tips for Easing the Oversight Burden for Grant Programs
Arleta Cobb, Government Executive
How to strike the right balance between monitoring and the mission.

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