Accountability and Performance Weekly – November 12-18

Performance Management
Pay for Performance Could Be Coming to Federal Agencies
Howard Risher, Government Executive
Vice president-elect Mike Pence was governor of a state with a strong commitment to rewarding good performance.

When Performance Measures Go Horribly Wrong
Russ Linden, Governing
They have a powerful influence. But unrealistic, unreachable goals can produce unethical behavior.

The Future of Evidence-Based Policy Hangs on the Trump-Ryan Relationship
Patrick Lester, Government Executive
Like nearly every other aspect of the federal political landscape, prospects for evidence-based policymaking were upended by the stunning results of the 2016 elections.

What’s next for government innovation groups?
Adam Mazmanian, Federal Computer Week
Supporters are pressing for continuation of 18F and USDS, amid the uncertainty of tech policy in the coming Trump administration.

Presidential Transition
Putting Out the Welcome Mat
John Kamensky, Business of Government
The media is focusing on the pending Presidential Transition, speculating on who will be on the winner’s transition team. But inside the government, the transition officially began six months ago.

Getting it Done: Helping New Government Leaders Succeed
Dan Chenok, Business of Government
A new book aims to help new government executives acclimate quickly to the world of public service as practiced in Washington, D.C., and it contains a series of short strategic discussions about “dos and don’ts,” along with insights about working with key stakeholders from experienced political executives.

Donald Trump’s management agenda?
Steve Kelman, Federal Computer Week
Steve Kelman looks for clues (and raises concerns) about how the next administration might run.

Surprises in store for political appointees
Adam Mazmanian, Federal Computer Week
Political appointees from the private sector face a steep learning curve when joining the federal government.

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