In a memorandum released by OMB’s Shelley Metzenbaum on June 25, the Obama administration declares its intent to shift its emphasis from collecting information for government-wide reform initiatives to actually using the gathered data to improve performance outcomes.
Metzenbaum, associate director for performance and personnel management, called for agencies to consider this year a transition period in which they will focus more on performance planning, management, improvement and reporting framework.
To better track—and implement—the information it gathers, the administration aims to establish a single federal performance website to display organizations progress in achieving their targets.
While having a single source for all government agencies to log their performance data is undoubtedly a good idea, is it an active enough tool to ensure that performance is improved? Or does it fall more under the category of collecting data than actually implementing change?
How might you suggest the government go about ensuring performance improvement?