Register Today to Receive Discount on Performance Measures Audio Conference
AGA's audio conference, Moving Beyond the Numbers; Turning Performance Measures Into Dollars, worth 2 CPE hours, is scheduled for 2|3:50 pm EDT, Wednesday, June 22. If you register today, June 17, the audio conference will cost only $175. Attendance is unlimited.
Speakers are: Roland P. Hornbostel, JD, deputy director, Policy and Programs, Department of Aging, state of Ohio; Sheri Chaney Jones, president, Measurement Resources Company; and Bev Seffrin, Ph.D., deputy director, Performance Evaluation, Franklin County Domestic and Juvenile Court, Columbus, OH.
Upcoming AGA Performance Reporting Events
June 22, 2011\ Moving Beyond the Numbers; Turning Performance Measures Into Dollars audio conference
Nov. 3|4, 2011\AGA's Seventh Annual Performance Management Conference, The W Hotel, Seattle, WA
April 24-25, 2012\AGAfs Third Annual Federal Performance Conference, Washington, D.C. Convention Center
Are you interested in making a presentation? Interested in serving on the technical committee? Contact Evie Barry.
Federal Performance Management Conference Presentations Available
Did you miss this yearfs Federal Performance Conference on May 3|4, 2011? If you are interested in learning more about the presentations, contact Evie Barry.
Calling All Reviewers
AGAfs performance programs are looking for volunteer reviewers to participate in the Certificate of Achievement in Service Efforts and Accomplishments Reporting and the Certificate of Excellence in Citizen-Centric Reporting. Contact Louise Kapelewski for more information.
Performance Reporting in the News
What Government Does\David Brooks, Op-Ed Columnist, The New York Times.
"Catalytic" Change\Jonathan Walters, Governing.
Measures Drive Performance in St. Petersburg\Rick Baker, Governing.
June 2011• Volume 5, Issue 4
AGA Sets Goal of 200 Citizen-Centric Reports from Governments in 2011|2012 Program Year
Accountability and performance is a top priority for AGA staff and members during the Association's 2011|2012 program year. AGAfs Citizen-Centric Reporting Program is regarded as one of AGAfs premier programs, and I am pleased to announce our goal of reviewing 200 Ctizen-Centric Reports for the Certificate of Excellence program. We have asked each AGA chapter to submit its own Citizen-Centric Report (CCR), and we are asking members to promote the CCR in their communities. Later this summer, we plan to hold a free webinar on producing a CCR.
We have stated in the past that preparing a CCR is easy while encouraging governments to get started. After saying this several dozen times, I decided to see how long it would take me to produce a report with information directly from the Internet. In Mach, I sat down with AGA's Louise Kapelewski, who assists in running the program, and over the course of three days, we produced a CCR in Microsoft Publisher for the city of Alexandria, VA. It took us nine hours to search the Internet for the appropriate information, decide what to include in the report and then organize the information according to AGA's CCR guidelines.
To make creating a CCR easier for chapters and government officials, AGA communications staff has produced three templates\in Microsoft Word, Microsoft Publisher and Adobefs InDesign for both PC and Mac users. We hope these templates will assist governments in producing a CCR.
Please take a few minutes to view the CCR website. Help your constituents understand more about government and how government is spending our tax dollars. Too often, governments and government employees are viewed poorly by the public because financial reporting is non-existent or too difficult and lengthy to understand. The CCR should provide a snapshot of the entity's finances, while encouraging readers to get more information if they like. I look forward to hearing from you. \by Evie Barry.
AGA Honors 18 Federal Agencies for Outstanding Performance Reports
AGA hosted an invitation-only reception and dinner May 25 at the National Press Club in Washington, D.C. to honor the outstanding Fiscal Year 2010 performance and accountability reporting efforts of 18 federal agencies. The keynote address was delivered by Danny Werfel, JD, controller, Office of Federal Financial Management, Office of Management and Budget (OMB). Other special guests included Shelley Metzenbaum, Ph.D., OMBfs associate director for performance and personnel management. Congratulations to all the agencies that participated in the program this year!
Visit AGA's website to learn more about the CEAR Program and listen to an interview with James Dyer, chief financial officer at the U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission.
The agencies that received AGA's Certificate of Excellence in Accountability Reporting (CEAR) are:
Federal Aviation Administration (7)
Federal Housing Finance Agency (3)
Federal Trade Commission (4)
Office of Financial Stability, U.S. Department of the Treasury (2)
Peace Corps (4)
U.S. Commodity Futures Trading Commission (5)
U.S. Department of Education (7)
U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (5)
U.S. Department of the Interior (11)
U.S. Department of State (5)
U.S. General Services Administration (7)
U.S. Government Accountability Office (8)
U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission (10)
U.S. Patent and Trademark Office (9)
U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (5)
U.S. Small Business Administration (5)
U.S. Social Security Administration (13)
U.S. Department of the Treasury (2)
*The number following the agency name indicates how many years, including this one, the agency has received the CEAR Award.