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Pay for Performance under review

NSPS task force to get down into pay for performance weeds. Defense and OPM team up to announce a new task force to lead the way.

Tags: P&B , DoD , OPM , Defense Business Board , NSPS , pay for performance , Rudy deLeon , Michael Bayer

Monday - 05/18/2009, 09:35am EDT

OMB finally details broad management doctrine

Fiscal 2011 budget provides look into how agencies will be expected to improve program departmentwide and governmentwide. The administration calls for bureau levels goals, a new performance portal and problem solving networks. Experts praise White House approach to addressing management issues.

Tags: mngt , OMB , White House , Robert Shea , Jonathan Breul , Grant Thornton , IBM , American University , management agenda , 2011 budget request , program evaluation , Performance metrics , budget

Wednesday - 02/03/2010, 06:38am EST
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Budgets could sap federal leadership development

Budget cuts could undermine leadership development in the federal government, observers say. Federal News Radio's Francis Rose spoke with American University's Robert Tobias about managers who say they have less time to participate in leadership development activities.

Tags: management , leadership , In Depth , Francis Rose , American University

Monday - 06/06/2011, 06:43pm EDT
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White House should heed lessons of reorgs past

Nearly every President since Richard Nixon tried to revamp how the government works in one way or another, and few have found any real success. Experts say the focus should be getting Congressional buy-in first, and not promising cost savings. Four senior lawmakers ask OMB for more information on the status of the current restructuring effort.

Tags: management , Jeff Zients , Moira Mack , Joseph Lieberman , Susan Collins , Darrell Issa , Elijah Cummings , OMB , White House , Senate Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs , House Oversight and Government Reform Committee , DHS , John Kamensky , Dwight Ink , Janet Hale , Thomas Reinhardt , Jim Locher , Beryl Radin , Scott Fosler , IBM , Deloitte , CSC , Project on National Security Reform , American University , NAPA , Center for Public Policy and Private Enterprise , government reorganization , Jason Miller

Wednesday - 03/09/2011, 07:44am EST
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How to manage under budget crunch, potential shutdown

Robert Tobias, director of Key Executive Leadership Programs at American University, says it's easy for federal managers to "hunker down" in the trenches while their budgets are under fire. But Tobias argues that now is the time to re-evaluate and improve how their employees deliver services to the public.

Tags: continuing resolution , budget , furlough , shutdown , pay and benefits , management , Congress , In Depth , Francis Rose

Tuesday - 02/22/2011, 03:26pm EST
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Scorecard adds heat to insourcing debate

A coalition of businesses, associations and citizen groups rate members of Congress on how they voted on bills that promote or hurt private sector companies and forces industry to compete with the government. But some experts say the business coalition is taking a too narrow view of what the government does.

Tags: industry , contracting , OFPP , Angela Styles , John Palatiello , Colleen Kelley , Crowell and Moring , American University , NTEU , Business Coalition for Fair Procurement , insourcing , public-private competition , Jason Miller

Friday - 10/29/2010, 07:24am EDT
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Tobias: Government best practices found all over the world

You can gain lots of knowledge from learning how governments around the world deal with the same challenges you face every day.

Tags: In Depth , Francis Rose , management , European Union

Thursday - 08/05/2010, 08:49pm EDT
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How to make federal management more effective

Getting good results from your team is becoming more important with the administration's emphasis on results.

Tags: In Depth , management , best practices , telework , American University

Thursday - 05/06/2010, 08:16pm EDT
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In Depth Conversation: Obama administration's management agenda, one year later

A team of experts on government management and performance assesses the first year of the Obama administration.

Tags: In Depth Conversation , management , technology , best practices , cybersecurity , government 2.0 , Alan Balutis , Dave McClure , Martha Dorris , Donald Kettl , John Sindelar , Allan Burman , Stephen Benowitz , Fred Thompson , Gerry Gingrich

Tuesday - 01/26/2010, 06:22pm EST
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