News from PPMRN - July 2009

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Edited by Marc Holzer, Public Performance & Management Review is a scholarly journal that addresses a broad range of factors influencing the performance of public and nonprofit organizations and agencies.

The journal's objectives are to facilitate the development of innovative techniques and encourage a wider application of those already established; stimulate research and critical thinking about the relationship between public and private management theories; present integrated analyses of theories, concepts, strategies and techniques dealing with productivity, measurement and related questions of performance improvement; and provide a forum for practitioner-academic exchange. Continuing themes include managing for productivity, measuring and evaluating performance, improving budget strategies, managing human resources, building partnerships, and applying new technologies. Regular features in PPMR include feature topics, articles, web-based learning, case studies, book reviews, and review notes.
Upcoming Events
July 22, 2009
311/CRM Webinar: 311 and Citizen Engagement Strategies

August 18, 2009
311/CRM Webinar: Choosing the Right Technology, Part 1

September 13-16, 2009

International City/County Management Association (ICMA) 95th Annual Conference

October 1-2, 2009
Community Indicators Consortium (CIC) 2009 International Conference

November 5-6, 2009
Association of Government Accountants (AGA) Performance Management Conference

To see more events, click on the title Upcoming Events (above or here) to be taken to the full PPMRN calendar.
Contact Us
Please send comments, suggestions, story ideas, information about upcoming conferences and workshops, etc. to ppmrn@andromeda.rutgers.edu.
AGA Survey on Use of Performance Measures
The Association of Government Accountants (AGA) is conducting a study on state and local governments' use of performance measures to evaluate and improve the delivery of government services. The study is intended to ascertain how extensively governments are using performance measures to improve service delivery, what are the components of the process, and how the components should be applied. The survey asks a series of questions to determine whether and how your government uses performance measures. All responses are anonymous. The survey is not
lengthy and should take no more than 30 minutes to complete.

We would like to ask all members of PPMRN to consider participating in this survey.  The more data that is collected from municipalities of different size, type, and region of the country, the better our understanding will be of performance measurement across the country.

Position Announcement: The Puget Sound Partnership
The Puget Sound Partnership is seeking a qualified candidate for the position of Performance Manager. This position reports to the Deputy Director and will be the overall lead for performance management and accountability for the Partnership and responsible for overseeing and implementing the Partnership's Action Agenda Performance Management system.

Position: Performance Manager, full time
Salary: $6,000 - $7,500 per month, DOQ and benefits
Location: Olympia, Washington
Posting Date: June 30, 2009
Closing Date: August 7, 2009

The Puget Sound Partnership was established as a state agency by the 2007 Legislature and the
Governor to develop and implement an aggressive action agenda for restoring the health of Puget
Sound by 2020. The Partnership is a new and dynamic organization charged with taking a
collaborative and accountable approach to accomplishing its mission.

For a complete overview of the position and its goals please visit http://www.ppmrn.net/resources/articles/5233.

Application Process:
Send a letter of interest describing relevant qualifications, a detailed résumé and salary history, three
professional references with current phone numbers, and an example of your written communication skills.
Please send the information to:
Jennifer Eberle, Executive Assistant to the Executive Director
Puget Sound Partnership
P.O. Box 40900
Olympia, WA 98504-0900.

Applications must be received no later than 5 p.m. August 7, 2009. This is a receipt deadline, not a
postmark deadline. Electronic applications are encouraged. Applications will be screened and only
those candidates who most closely meet the desirable education, skills, knowledge, and abilities will
be interviewed. E-mail to jennifer.eberle@psp.wa.gov. If you need additional information please call
(360) 725-5444 or 800-54-SOUND.

The Puget Sound Partnership is an Equal Opportunity Employer. Persons of disability
needing assistance in the application process, or those needing this job announcement in an
alternative format may call (800) 833-6388.

For information, including deadlines and costs for listing performance measurement and management vacancies in the PPMRN Newsletter please contact Ginger Swiston at gswiston@andromeda.rutgers.edu.
Next Issue - King County, Washington 
We will continue the story of Performance Measurement in King County, Washington in the next issue. To read the first installment visit http://www.ppmrn.net/resources/articles/5002.