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Building a High Performance Government : The Obama Administration’s Performance Management Approach. Dustin Brown International Consortium on Government Financial Management Wednesday, April 4, 2012. Where are we Headed? Government That Works.
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International Consortium on Government Financial Management
Wednesday, April 4, 2012
“We shouldn’t just give our people a government that’s more affordable. We should given them a government that’s more competent and more efficient. We can’t win the future with a government of the past.”
President Barack Obama
State of the Union Address, January 25, 2011
“The test of a performance management system is whether it's actually used…. Federal managers and employees at all levels must use performance goals and measures to set priorities, monitor progress, and diagnose problems.”
Chief Performance Officer Jeff Zients
October 29, 2009
Government Performance and Results Act (1993 - present)
Past government-wide efforts helped set goals and report results, but fell short of establishing lasting, effective management practices and became compliance activities with little senior or program engagement
Program Assessment Rating Tool (2003 - 2008)
*Center for American Progress/Hart Survey from July 2010
Over the last decade, there have been several efforts to apply leadership and data-driven performance management principles to government:
the true test of a management system is
Is it used?
Senior agency leaders typically focus on communications, budget, legislation —not results
To achieve the Administration’s goals, we need to focus leaders on driving focus on results through to completion
Performance Management Strategies that
Make Government Work Better
Engage Agency Heads
Identify Goal Leaders
Data-Driven Performance Reviews
Public Updates on Site
OMB Reviews based on:
Goal Leader surveys on likelihood of success
Quarterly Progress Updates on Priority Goals reported on web site
Management Review Processes
Senior Goal Leader
3-8 set by agency heads
Within Current Budget/Legislation
Safe Indian Communities Priority Goal Number of Violent Crime Incidents inRocky Boy, Mescalero, Standing Rock, and Wind RiverIndian Reservations
Average number of reported incidents for years‘07,’08,’09
Beginning of FY ’10 Priority Goal initiative,
Department of Interior Safe Indian Communities Priority Goal InitiativeIn February 2009 Secretary of Interior set a goal to reduce violent crime by 5%.As of September 30, 2011, violent crime Incidents decreased overall by 35% in four Reservations.
Mescalero, New Mexico
3 year average FY ‘07.’08,’09
Priority Goal implementation begins
Interior Secretary Kenneth Salazar led the Administration’s effort to develop new renewable solar, wind, and geothermal energy resources on public lands managed by the Bureau of Land Management.
BLM approved projects generating 6,055 megawatts of new energy, enough to power 2.4 million homes. Though the 9,000 MW goal was not met, Interior’s progress toward this goal and its accomplishments to date have been historic.
Actual Number of Paper Benefit Payments Issued
Impact and Benefits
Expected savings over five years: eliminated 835 million paper based transactions, $ 500 million in costs, 12 million pounds of paper, decrease improper payments and errors from 500,000 to almost too small to count
Dustin S. Brown
Deputy Assistant Director for Management
Executive Office of the President
Office of Management and Budget