Accountability and Performance Weekly – August 27-September 9

Performance Management
25 Years Later, What Happened to ‘Reinventing Government’?
John Buntin, Governing
The ambitious public management crusade of the 1990s has made a mark on governments everywhere. But it’s fallen short of some of its goals.

How Academia Is Failing Government
Philip Joyce, Governing
Because the incentives for academic research are misaligned, it has little impact on the real world of public administration and policy.

Effective Leadership in Network Collaboration: Lessons Learned from Continuum of Care Homeless Programs
Michael Keegan, Business of Government
What does effective collaboration look like and does leadership matter? If leadership is important, what specific skills and qualities are valuable for leaders to possess and/or develop in order to lead successful collaborative efforts?

Customer Service
How Branding Can Transform Government Customer Service
Dannielle Blumenthal, Government Executive
Government agencies tend to suffer from an extreme form of myopia.

Open Government
Watchdog: The ‘Window’ Into Government Performance Is Pretty Cloudy
Eric Katz, Government Executive
GAO says the website doesn’t do a very good job of tracking whether agencies are meeting their goals.

The Responsibility of Government in Building Civic Engagement
Darcie Piechowski, Business of Government
Government organizations help improve the lives of citizens every day. Yet, in the best of circumstances, the betterment of society is the responsibility of everyone – public sector employees who work for the government and citizens who interact with it.

Presidential Transition
What presidential transition looks like from inside an agency
Jory Heckman, Federal News Radio
The upcoming presidential transition, once complete, will bring nearly 4,000 new political appointees into the federal workforce, but the new presidential administration will need the existing career civil service to get policy off the ground.

Risk Management
Faster Government: Rethinking the Risk Equation
William Eggers, Governing
In a time of rapid change, being ready to fail early and get past it is essential.

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