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Agencies taking the 'Burger King' approach to strategic reviews

OMB is giving agencies a lot of latitude to figure out how best to meet key parts of the Government Performance and Results Act Modernization Act of 2010. NASA, NSF say they are developing strategic review processes that fit their specific mission goals. Agencies are going through the first set of reviews and rankings this summer.

Tags: management , GPRA Modernization Act , Lisa Danzig , OMB , Beth Robinson , NASA , Martha Rubenstein , National Science Foundation , strategic reviews

Friday - 06/20/2014, 04:04am EDT

Congress urged to drop online financial reporting for senior execs

A new report says a law requiring the online posting of senior federal executives' financial information would likely impinge on employees' privacy and wouldn't do much to deter conflicts of interest. The National Academy of Public Administration was tasked by Congress with studying the STOCK Act short for "Stop Trading on Congressional Knowledge" in response to concerns about privacy and identify theft.

Tags: STOCK Act , management , insider trading , financial disclosure , Congress , oversight , workforce , SES , Jack Moore

Thursday - 03/28/2013, 02:37pm EDT

What is the Memos to National Leaders Project?

NAPA's Dan Blair and Antoinette Samuel and Paul Posner from ASPA, discuss how the new Memos to National Leaders project helps federal managers address the challenges at their agencies.
December 14, 2012

Tags: workforce , management , Bill Bransford , Memos to National Leaders Project , Dan Blair , Antoinette Samuel , Paul Posner , American Society for Public Administration , management training , Fed Talk

Friday - 12/14/2012, 10:18pm EST

Presidential appointees face long, winding road to confirmation

No matter who wins the Presidential election, non-career officials who might one day serve in either an Obama or Romney administration will face a cumbersome appointment process that is just starting to be reformed. Linda Springer, who served as the head of the Office of Personnel Management during the George W. Bush administration told In Depth with Francis Rose the onerous Senate confirmation process for political appointees has been a longstanding issue.

Tags: In Depth , Francis Rose , Linda Springer , OPM , Ernst & Young , James Pfiffner , Congress , Senate , management , best practices , political appointees , Jack Moore , Ernst & Young , confirmation process , Anne OConnell

Monday - 09/24/2012, 09:55pm EDT

Federal News Countdown: Competing budget plans, DHS morale

Dan Blair, the president and CEO of the National Academy of Public Administration, and Jon Desenberg, the senior policy director of The Performance Institute, count down the top federal news stories of the week.

Tags: Dan Blair , Jon Desenberg , Performance Institute , Federal News Countdown , In Depth , Francis Rose , management

Friday - 03/30/2012, 03:39pm EDT

Federal News Countdown: OMB duplication, disgruntled feds and DHS cyber role

Dan Blair, president and CEO of the National Academy of Public Administration, and Robert Shea, a principal at Grant Thornton, count down the top federal news stories of the week.

Tags: Federal News Countdown , In Depth , Francis Rose , Robert Shea , Grant Thornton , Dan Blair ,

Friday - 01/20/2012, 04:46pm EST

SESers see bonuses drop in face of budget woes

Many agencies began freezing senior executives' pay and limiting performance awards a year before the White House ordered them to do so. That finding comes from a new report by the Office of Personnel Management that some say underscores the pressure to prove a pay-for-performance system can work when there isn't a lot of money.

Tags: OPM , Emily Kopp , pay and benefits , SES , Senior Executives Assocation , Carol Bonosaro , Partnership for Public Service , John Palguta , Dan Blair ,

Monday - 12/05/2011, 09:27pm EST

Government think tanks focus on collaboration

Washington is full of think tanks covering just about every nook and cranny of public policy. Who looks at the government itself?

Tags: management , Jennifer Dorn ,

Monday - 12/28/2009, 09:47am EST
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