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Performance Reviews That Work

article icon Issue Brief John Griffith and Gadi Dechter examine four successful performance review programs in the federal government.

By John Griffith and Gadi Dechter | Friday, February 4, 2011

The Secret to Programs that Work

book_alt2 icon Report Jitinder Kohli, William D. Eggers, and John Griffith lay out a system for designing and evaluating effective government programs.

By Jitinder Kohli, William D. Eggers, and John Griffith | Wednesday, February 2, 2011

Saving Without Slashing

The new Partnership Fund for Program Integrity Innovation could generate creative solutions to a problem that has long vexed Washington, writes John Griffith.

By John Griffith | Tuesday, December 21, 2010

A Step Forward: Government Performance Reform Passes the House

Jitinder Kohli and John Griffith praise the House’s passage today of a bipartisan government performance bill that now makes its way to President Obama’s desk to be signed into law.

By Jitinder Kohli and John Griffith | Tuesday, December 21, 2010

Making Headway

The House of Representatives should swiftly pass critical government performance reform, write Jitinder Kohli and John Griffith.

By Jitinder Kohli and John Griffith | Friday, December 17, 2010

Whose Job Is It, Anyway, to Identify the Best New Ideas in Government?

Federal agencies should establish institutes to help sort through new ideas that are likely to work from those that aren’t, write Jitinder Kohli and John Griffith.

By Jitinder Kohli and John Griffith | Thursday, November 4, 2010

Landrieu’s Procedural Politics Threaten Federal Budget Nomination at Critical Time

Sen. Mary Landrieu persists in holding President Obama’s budget chief hostage to politics. Her timing couldn’t be worse, writes John Griffith.

By John Griffith | Thursday, October 14, 2010

Lew Makes Room for Management Issues in Budget-Heavy Hearings

Jack Lew stressed the “M” as well as the “B” in OMB during his confirmation hearings to direct the agency last week, writes John Griffith.

By John Griffith | Tuesday, September 21, 2010

Jack Lew Should Take a Cue from the Nixon Era

If the new OMB director wants a quick refresher on management issues that linger in the federal bureaucracy, he need look no further than a nine-page memo written in July of 1970, write Jitinder Kohli and John Griffith in The Hill.

By Jitinder Kohli and John Griffith | Thursday, September 16, 2010

Delegating Up: Crowd-Sourcing Innovation in the Federal Government

Jitinder Kohli and John Griffith explore new initiatives to harness the creative power of the federal workforce and those outside government to improve operations and services.

By Jitinder Kohli and John Griffith | Friday, September 3, 2010

Not Good Enough for Government Work: Rankings Help Improve Government Performance

Ranking the best places to work in government encourages agencies to act to improve morale, write Jitinder Kohli and John Griffith.

By Jitinder Kohli and John Griffith | Friday, September 3, 2010

Inaugural Social Innovation Fund Sets an Example

The Corporation for National Community Service's new Social Innovation Fund helps scale effective approaches to social problems, write Jitinder Kohli and John Griffith.

By Jitinder Kohli and John Griffith | Tuesday, July 27, 2010