Accountability and Performance Weekly – January 21-27

Performance Management
Memos to the President: How to Run Government Effectively
Paul L. Posner, Janice Lachance, and Donald Kettl, Government Executive
Advice from leading scholars on how to improve government’s ability to deliver on its promises.

OMB Nominee Wants “High-Morale, High-Performance” Federal Workforce
Kellie Lunney, Government Executive
Rep. Mick Mulvaney said he wants to figure out how to better reward top employees and deal with poor performers.

OMB Nominee Would Revive Program Ratings, Fix ‘Broken’ Regulation
Charles Clark, Government Executive
President Trump’s nominee to run OMB expressed enthusiasm for reviving a George W. Bush-era tool for evaluating the effectiveness of federal programs.

Job Performance, Not Tenure, Now Top Consideration for Defense Layoffs
Eric Katz, Government Executive
The Defense Department will lay off civilians primarily on the basis of their performance, according to a new policy, breaking with the rest of federal government that considers tenure foremost.

Trump’s Nominee to Lead OMB Wants Better Data
Frank Konkel, Nextgov
Rep. Mick Mulvaney suggested bad data leads to bad policy decisions.

Trump’s pick for OMB sounds enthusiastic about the Data Act
Chase Gunter, Federal Computer Week
Rep. Mick Mulvaney stressed the importance of enforcing the DATA Act to both Senate committees he faced as part of his confirmation to lead OMB.

Obama codifies PIF program on last morning in office
Chase Gunter, Federal Computer Week
President Obama signed a bill making the Presidential Innovation Fellows program a permanent fixture of government.

Open Government
How Technology Is Giving Town Hall Meetings a Modern Twist
Adam Stone, Government Technology
Municipalities are using the latest communications tools to make government meetings more available to the public.

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