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Reviewing What Works Article

Reviewing What Works

The Center for American Progress has developed a performance review process that helps the government undertake a systematic review of spending programs and tax expenditures.

Jitinder Kohli, Seth Hanlon

An Hour with the Secretary Article
With only 15 percent of the federal workforce in the D.C. area, agencies have the challenge of bridging offices from coast to coast. Yesterday’s Department of Housing and Urban Development town hall demonstrates that with the help of a little technology, it is possible to bring everyone into one room and talk about what matters. (Flickr/<a href=nevermindtheend)" data-srcset="https://cf.americanprogress.org/wp-content/uploads/2011/05/hud_onpage.jpg 610w, https://cf.americanprogress.org/wp-content/uploads/2011/05/hud_onpage.jpg 610w, https://cf.americanprogress.org/wp-content/uploads/2011/05/hud_onpage.jpg 610w, https://cf.americanprogress.org/wp-content/uploads/2011/05/hud_onpage-500x295.jpg 500w, https://cf.americanprogress.org/wp-content/uploads/2011/05/hud_onpage-250x148.jpg 250w" data-sizes="auto" />

An Hour with the Secretary

James Hairston and Jitinder Kohli discuss how agencywide town halls at HUD improve communication, connect offices across the country, and hold senior leadership accountable.

James Hairston, Jitinder Kohli

A Comment on Public Service Article
HUD Secretary Shaun Donovan has made engaging his workforce a top priority. In the  email that launched HUD's internal web comment board, Donovan said he wanted to start  an agencywide conversation about “about why we believe in the work we  do, work that helps so many Americans in need.” (AP/Lauren Victoria Burke)

A Comment on Public Service

James Hairston and Jitinder Kohli discuss how a worker-recognition initiative at HUD can and should be replicated governmentwide.

James Hairston, Jitinder Kohli

Moving Forward on Government Reform Article
President Barack Obama answers a reporter's question during a press conference on the White House complex in Washington, Friday, March 11, 2011. (AP/Charles Dharapak)

Moving Forward on Government Reform

Jitinder Kohli applauds the president’s decision to act this year to ensure the federal government operates effectively and efficiently.

Jitinder Kohli

Federal Executive Ranks Get Ready for Reform Article
In a memo sent today by OMB Chief Performance Officer Jeffrey Zients, pictured above, and OPM Director John Berry, the administration details reforms to the SES in four areas: better engagement, career development, personnel performance management, and recruitment. (Flickr/<a href=Case_Foundation)" data-srcset="https://cf.americanprogress.org/wp-content/uploads/2011/02/zients_onpage.jpg 610w, https://cf.americanprogress.org/wp-content/uploads/2011/02/zients_onpage.jpg 610w, https://cf.americanprogress.org/wp-content/uploads/2011/02/zients_onpage.jpg 610w, https://cf.americanprogress.org/wp-content/uploads/2011/02/zients_onpage-500x295.jpg 500w, https://cf.americanprogress.org/wp-content/uploads/2011/02/zients_onpage-250x148.jpg 250w" data-sizes="auto" />

Federal Executive Ranks Get Ready for Reform

Jitinder Kohli reviews Office of Management and Budget and Office of Personnel Management reforms in SES career development, management, and recruitment.

Jitinder Kohli

Improving Government Performance Article
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Improving Government Performance

Sen. Mark Warner and experts discuss making government more efficient at a CAP event.

“What Works” Budgeting Article
The Legislative Building at the Washington State Capitol in Olympia. The Washington State Institute for Public Policy, which was created by the state legislature in 1983, provides a proven model for data-driven legislative decision-making. (AP/ Ted S. Warren)

“What Works” Budgeting

The Obama administration should adopt the “Reviewing What Works” process for evaluating program effectiveness, write Jitinder Kohli and John Griffith.

Jitinder Kohli, John Griffith

A Step Forward: Government Performance Reform Passes the House Article
The House today passed a government performance bill that will now head to President Obama's desk to be signed into law. The bill was supported by Democrats and Republicans, including Sen. George Voinovich (R-OH), above. (AP/Manuel Balce Ceneta)

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.

Jitinder Kohli, John Griffith

Making Headway Article
The Government Performance and Results Modernization Act of 2010 was piloted through the Senate by Sen. Mark Warner (D-VA), pictured above, who  recently said that "it's time to move beyond the debate over 'big'  versus 'smaller' government to focus instead on real action we can take  now to provide a much more efficient and effective government." (AP/J. Scott Applewhite)

Making Headway

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

Jitinder Kohli, John Griffith

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