Performance Management Advisory Commission Releases Framework for
Public Sector Performance Management (July 8, 2010)
July 8, 2010—
The National Performance Management Advisory Commission, formed by ASBO International and 10 other organizations, has released its final report, A Performance Management Framework for State and Local Government: From Measurement and Reporting to Management and Improving.
The commission developed the framework to help state, provincial, and local governments, many of which are operating under severe resource constraints, to continually improve the results they provide to the public.Â In announcing the framework's release, Commission Chair M. Jacqueline Nytes (Councillor, City of Indianapolis and Marion County, Indiana), said, "Business as usual will not work in the future. Given scarce resources, we need performance management to provide information to help make difficult choices."
The framework identifies seven performance management principles and describes how incorporating these principles into governmental processes and decision making in planning, budgeting, management, and evaluation can lead to learning and improvement, enhanced accountability, and, ultimately, better results for the public.
The framework was issued after two years of research by the Commission and a four-month public review period.Â The report provides a model for public sector performance management, describes performance management concepts and practices, outlines the benefits of performance management, offers guidelines for governments to use in implementing performance management systems, and presents case studies from governments that practice performance management.
Sponsoring organizations include the Association of School Business Officials International, Council of State Governments, Government Finance Officers Association, International City/County Management Association, National Association of Counties, National Association of State Auditors, Comptrollers and Treasurers, National Association of State Budget Officers, National Center for State Courts, National Conference of State Legislatures, National League of Cities, and U.S. Conference of Mayors.
Find out more about ASBO's role in the Commission. To download a copy of the full report, visit www.pmcommisison.org.
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