Federal Performance Conference Set for April 24, 25
Human Capital Track
David Abercrombie, Program Analyst, Office of Program Analysis and Evaluation, U.S. Department of Energy
Ronald E. Crupi, CGFM, Director, Financial Management Immigration and Customs Enforcement, U.S. Department of Homeland Security
Kevin Donahue, Senior Advisor, Office of the Assistant Secretary for Management, U.S. Department of Treasury
Louis M. Farrell, Director, Student and Exchange Visitor Program, U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement
Joseph Greenblott, Associate Director, Office of Planning, Analysis and Accountability, U.S. Environmental Protection Agency
Tim Gribbon, Director, Office of Performance Management, U.S. Small Business Administration
Pamela Haze, Deputy Assistant Secretary, Budget, Finance Performance and Acquisition, U.S. Department of the Interior
Cheryl Steptoe-Simon, Director, Human Capital Business Integration, Defense Logistics Agency
Check the website for more information on the speakers and details on registering. Save $100 by registering before March 23.
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March 2012 • Volume 6, Issue 2
Guam Students Prepare Winning CCR for Alexandria, VA, at Case Challenge
Twenty-five teams submitted reports, and after an initial round of judging, the three highest-scoring teams received invitations to attend AGA's National Leadership Conference and present their reports to a team of five judges. Judges included the Bruce Johnson, chief of staff to the Alexandria city manager, and AGA National President Richard O. Bunce Jr., CGFM, CPA. The student teams, representing the University of Guam, University of North Carolina-Pembroke and Old Dominion University, each made a verbal presentation. The presentations were designed to mimic an appearance in front of the Alexandria City Council. UNC-Pembroke also created a video about the difficulty in reading and understanding the two-inch-thick city of Alexandria Comprehensive Annual Financial Report (CAFR) and comparing it to the ease of reviewing and understanding a CCR.
After each presentation the judges asked questions and made recommendations to improve the document. Johnson used his intimate knowledge of the city to critique the quality of content in the three reports and offer his congratulations on the quality of each report.
Johnson commented afterward, “I very much enjoyed seeing the presentations. The students' work was detailed, thoughtful and very impressive. We will be sharing the product of each team with our senior staff.”
The winning team was announced at the next day’s luncheon and University of Guam received the highest number of votes by the team of judges. Read their winning report. The four students, Garry Yeoh, Ruren Clemete, Edward Brobesong and Amber Castro along with their adviser, Professor Zeny Nace, CGFM, CPA, CFE, couldn’t have been more delighted. Of the four students, only one had been to the continental U.S. and no one had been to Washington, D.C. They packed in sightseeing and shopping in their four-day visit.
Our next college case challenge will be at the graduate level and the three finalists will be asked to attend the PDC, Training to Solve Today’s Fiscal Challenges in San Diego in July.
Are you interested in preparing a CCR for your agency or government? AGA has developed the tools you need, including the design template for you to use as you prepare your first report. Just plug in your information and the report is nearly completed. Check them out.
Morgan and McCall Together on March 21 Performance Measurement Audio Conference
These two experts with years of experience will share their thoughts on “A Systems Approach to Implementing Performance Based Management and Budgeting.” In today’s government environment, performance-based management and budgeting is essential to support tough decisions. This presentation focuses on lessons learned and best practices in implementing performance-based management and budgeting. The presentation will include a “primer” on how management should define performance goals, identify means to determine appropriate resources to achieve the goals, design systems to measure achievements, and use performance reports and measures to support decision-making.
Cost: $249 per site (UNLIMITED ATTENDANCE) if you register on or before Friday, March 16, 2012 and $299 thereafter.
Special Promotion: Government agencies and AGA Corporate Partner members who register five or more offices will receive a 20 percent discount ($200 per site).
Small-group Representation Option: Two, three or four individuals can register at $50 per person. Contact Maria Oquendo at 800.AGA.7211, ext. 308, for registration details.
AGA Seeks Input on SEA Guidelines and Scoring Rubric
AGA and Rutgers Public Performance Measurement and Reporting Network created a website to assist governments in preparing reports using GASB's guidelines as a framework. Preparers are provided with valuable insight and best practices through examples from actual SEA reports, which show how performance information can be presented.
If you are interested in serving on a task force to review the proposed revisions, please contact Louise Kapelewski. The new scoring rubric should be complete by March 15, 2012.
Kudos to Saco, ME, on its Sixth GOLD Award
Annual ALGA Conference Set for May in Arizona
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