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2013 Government Performance Summit

The current federal climate brought on by sequestration and continuing resolutions has tightened government spending while increasing the need for performance improvement. This year's Government Performance Summit focuses on how data can help agencies achieve this goal.

Monday - 06/10/2013, 04:39am EDT

OMB's Metzenbaum leaves behind an invigorated performance culture

Shelley Metzenbaum's last day was Friday after four years at OMB as the associate director for personnel and performance. She said agencies understand now, more than ever, that setting goals and measuring their performance against them makes a big difference in how they meet their missions.

Monday - 05/06/2013, 05:56am EDT
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Braxton, Osbourne and Jenners do Red Dress runway

Toni Braxton, Minka Kelly, Gabrielle Douglas and the Jenners strap on heels for Red Dress show

Friday - 02/08/2013, 06:32pm EST

Pianist's music fails to put tortoises in the mood

Even a French pianist can't help them: Serenade fails to put London's tortoises 'in the mood'

Friday - 02/08/2013, 11:02am EST

Achieving effective outcomes through management initiatives proves difficult

Federal News Radio evaluated a total of five initiatives meant to rally federal managers' enthusiasm, expertise and duty as part of the special report, The Obama Impact: Evaluating the Last Four Years. We determined more progress was needed on the administration's performance management and regulation reduction efforts. We called the President's plan to reorganize the Commerce Department a bust but find effective efforts surrounding energy sustainability and cutting waste, fraud, abuse and improper payments.

Monday - 09/17/2012, 03:23am EDT

Survey: PIOs slowly creating a performance culture

An exclusive Federal News Radio online survey of federal PIOs finds agencies are using performance to improve their missions, but more than half of the Performance Improvement Officers wear multiple hats. Respondents also said they have strong support from their superiors and their agency is committed culturally to improve performance. Shelley Metzenbaum, the Office of Management and Budget's associate director for performance and personnel (pictured) said success in performance improvement across agencies has taken off recently. "This is not just being driven by OMB, but it is really being owned by the agencies," she said.

Tuesday - 01/31/2012, 05:04pm EST
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HUD finds program success in review sessions

The agency is using HUDStat sessions to set, oversee and accomplish performance goals. HUD and VA are using these meetings to ensure they are meeting their joint goal to reduce homelessness among veterans. HUD's Peter Grace said getting program managers to talk honestly about their challenges has been among the biggest changes.

Thursday - 08/11/2011, 05:20am EDT
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Performance symposium no longer just for DoD

JD Sicilia, Director of Strategic Management and Performance at DoD and Rosye Cloud, director of Performance Improvement Council join Francis Rose for the Executive Hour on In Depth

Tuesday - 06/07/2011, 06:48pm EDT
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Performance management on agencies' front burners

President Obama has said publicly that he is a big fan of performance management, and wants to blend its practice into the day-to-day operation of the Federal Government. But what does that mean for feds who are tasked with actually making the wheels of government turn every day? The Association of Government Accountants convened a conference to discuss performance in government.

Thursday - 04/29/2010, 06:39am EDT
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OMB's new performance framework to combine the best of the past

Deputy director for management Jeffrey Zients hires Shelley Metzenbaum to help lead the performance management effort. OMB to lean on the Performance Improvement Council to develop and advocate for new approach.

Friday - 09/25/2009, 06:50am EDT
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Performance council to lead new program evaluation approach

White House outlines replacement for PART program to focus on 'meaningful measures and quantitative targets.'

Monday - 05/11/2009, 04:03pm EDT
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