The Performance Opportunity in the Budget Crisis

June 11, 2013

Posted next to the agency goals on the Performance.gov website are photos of the “goal leaders,” or managers tapped as responsible for program progress, said Dustin Brown, deputy assistant director for performance and personnel management at the Office of Management and Budget.

“When the deputy secretary names the leaders and sends us a photo, it builds in accountability -- not just for narrative descriptions but for metrics and milestones and quarterly updates,” Brown told attendees at a Government Executive Media Group town hall meeting Tuesday. Too much worry about missing the target inhibits the effort, but it is important to know why the target is missed and have a plan to deal with it, he said.

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