Accountability and Performance Weekly – December 9-15

Performance Management
The Clock Is Ticking on Trump’s Management Agenda
Stan Soloway, Government Executive
Without the roadmap of a viable management agenda, it’s hard to see how proposed reorganization plans could be effective.

How to Prevent Soft-targeting in Government Performance Management Systems
Prajapati Trivedi, Business of Government
The key to designing an effective government performance management system lies in creating protocols that create incentives so that the pursuit of one’s own ‘self-interest’ promotes the desired ‘public interest.’

The Policy Labs We Urgently Need
Beth Noveck and Anirudh Dinesh, Governing
When it comes to evidence-based policymaking, states are out ahead of the feds. These efforts to turn data into insights should be expanded.

How data analytics improves government responsiveness
Andrew Churchill, Federal Computer Week
Imagine the possibilities of better and more effective use of data analytics in the federal government.

When Does Pay-for-Success Make Sense?
Paula Lantz and Samantha Iovan, Stanford Social Innovation Review
Seven criteria for assessing whether an intervention is right for pay-for-success financing.

Innovation is key to breaking government’s age-old trade-offs
William Eggers and Amrita Datar, Federal Computer Week
Agencies often find themselves facing conflicting goals, but a combination of innovation, technological advancement and management techniques can break the deadlock.

Open Government
HHS Turns to Citizen Coders to Curtail Opioid Epidemic
Jack Corrigan, Nextgov
More than 300 coders and health advocates showed up for the agency’s first code-a-thon.

Drivers transforming government: Engagement
Darcie Piechowski, Business of Government
Fostering a citizen-driven government through real-time interactive feedback to engage, co-create, and co-produce services and programs.

Agencies link reorgs with employee engagement
Chase Gunter, Federal Computer Week
While workforce reduction and civilian agency budget cuts seemingly run counter to improving workforce morale, human resources officials are looking to tie agency reorg plans to employee engagement.

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