AGA Panel Discusses Latest Performance Research Report
The research report, sponsored by Management Concepts, describes current practices by federal agencies, which are gathering output and outcome data for selected programs and using the data in high-level reviews to determine ways to improve results and identify successes that can be replicated elsewhere.
Panelists included: Paul L. Posner, Ph.D., MPA, Director, Public Administration Program, George Mason University; Harold I. Steinberg, CGFM, CPA, former first acting controller, Office of Federal Financial Management, U.S. Office of Management and Budget; Kevin Donohue, Senior Advisor, Office of the Assistant Secretary for Management/CFO, U.S. Department of the Treasury;Timothy Gribben, Director of the Office of Performance Management, U.S. Small Business Administration;Toni Trombecky, Performance Improvement Officer and Division Management, Strategic Planning Division, Federal Aviation Administration. Read the press release.
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January 2012 • Volume 6, Issue 1
Minnesota DOT Official Shares Experiences Creating Award-Winning SEA Report
Q: Are you required to do a performance report that identifies how the state and federal dollars have been spent? When do you begin working on the report and how is your office organized?
The Minnesota Legislature passed a law in 2010 with specific requirements for the 20-year statewide highway capital investment plan to include a summary of the amount and impact of the department’s capital investments over the past five years on performance targets. This analysis will be included in the update to the 20-year plan published in early 2013.
We typically begin updating the report in January with a June target publication date. Our office, Capital Programs and Performance Measures, has a small Performance Measures unit that produces the report in collaboration with department specialty offices and outside agencies.
Q: How does management use the report? The staff?
Auditor Roles in Performance Measurement Focus of March Audio Conference
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.
Federal Performance Conference Technical Committee Wants Your Ideas
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