Government Reform Archives
A $400 Billion Opportunity
Report Raj Sharma outlines 10 ways the federal government can save $400 billion over 10 years by changing the way it buys goods and services.
Still ROWE-ing in Minnesota County Human Services and Public Health Department
A D.C. government agency’s transformation into a “results-only work environment” is still on hold pending a mayoral transition, but ROWE is going strong in a Minneapolis county government department according to the ROWE manager there.
O’Malley Cruises in Midst of Republican Wave
Maryland Gov. Martin O’Malley’s victory in the midterm elections could have much to do with his data-driven governing approach, writes Reece Rushing.
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.
ROWE Transition on “Pause”
A D.C. government agency’s transformation into a “results-only work environment” suffers its first major setback when city officials halt the initiative until the incoming mayor’s transition team has a chance to review it.
Mythical HR Rules and Real Employee Complaints
A D.C. government agency’s transformation into a “results-only work environment” kicks into high gear this week after managers get anonymous feedback from employee focus groups. The third installment in a new weekly series by Gadi Dechter.
New GAO Reports Underscore Danger of GOP-Proposed Hiring Freeze
Pratap Chatterjee explains why the GOP-backed federal hiring freeze could make it harder for Americans to be sure they’re getting quality medicine from overseas.
Correcting Myths About Federal Pay
Lauren Smith breaks down the shoddy analysis underlying false claims about federal pay levels, which have been misrepresented by conservatives and major news outlets.
Getting Rich on Uncle Sucker
Report Scott Lilly examines opportunities to reduce spending in government procurement.
The Guinea Pigs in the Basement
The second installment in a new weekly series by Gadi Dechter on a D.C. government agency’s transformation into a “results-only work environment” finds the department’s “guinea pigs” in a public library basement, making metrics.
OMB’s IT Procurement Fix Should Include FedSpace Strategy
OMB should use a new social networking platform to develop an integrated system for collaboration among federal IT employees, write Will Thomas and Pratap Chatterjee.
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.
Hopes and Fears
The first installment in a new weekly series by Gadi Dechter on implementing a “results-only work environment” in a D.C. government agency looks at employees’ expectations and potential obstacles for the initiative.
New Series Tracks Shift in D.C. Government Office’s Work Culture
Read the first installment by Gadi Dechter along with an interview with Bryan Sivak, who's implementing the D.C. information technology office's experiment with a "results-only work environment."
Transforming the Workplace
Gadi Dechter interviews D.C.’s Chief Technology Officer Bryan Sivak about his plans to implement a “results-only work environment” in his agency.