News from PPMRN - September 2009

Oct. 20th Webinar - Share your comments on the Proposed
GASB SEA Guidelines
On October 20, 2009 from 12:30-2:30pm (ET), PPMRN will host a free online webinar/audioconference featuring members of the GASB team who will answer questions about the Proposed Voluntary Service Efforts and Accomplishments Reporting Guidelines and take your comments. We ask that participants read and be familiar with the entire document prior to the webinar.

For more information about this webinar, including instructions on how to register for this free event, please visit the PPMRN website at http://www.ppmrn.net/resources/articles/5749.
Position Opening: Public Performance Management
The School of Public Affairs and Administration at the Newark Campus of Rutgers, the State University of New Jersey, is seeking highly qualified candidates for a position in Public Performance Management.

Candidates must be able to teach performance measurement and management, as well as introductory and advanced core courses in public management and administration. We are especially interested in candidates who have a demonstrated commitment to research and publications, as well as teaching (expertise in qualitative methods is a plus).

For more information on this position, visit http://www.ppmrn.net/resources/articles/5958.

(For information on listing performance measurement and management vacancies in the PPMRN Newsletter, including deadlines and costs, please contact us at ppmrn@andromeda.rutgers.edu.)
Upcoming Events
October 1-2, 2009
Community Indicators Consortium (CIC) 2009 International Conference

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

December 3-4, 2009
Performance Measurement and Reporting Taskforce (PMRT), 2009 National Measurement Roundtable

January 28-29, 2010
2010 Annual Washington Nonprofit Conference

To see more events, click on the title Upcoming Events (above or here) to be taken to the full PPMRN calendar.
Save The Date!
The Third Annual Public Performance Measurement and Reporting Conference will be held March 18-19, 2010 in Chattanooga, TN.
Be on the lookout for more information next month.
Contact Us
Please send comments, suggestions, story ideas, information about upcoming conferences and workshops, etc. to ppmrn@andromeda.rutgers.edu.
Feedback on PM Commission's Framework Due
The National Performance Management Advisory Commission, a collaborative effort of 11 leading public sector management organizations, has released a public review draft of A Performance Management Framework for State and Local Government: From Measurement and Reporting to Management and Improving and is seeking review and feedback from all interested parties.

The deadline for providing comments is September 30, 2009.  

For a link to the draft and instructions on how to submit feedback, please visit  http://www.ppmrn.net/resources/articles/5001.
WANTED: Your Performance Measures
What metrics have you used to evaluate your work?
Have you ever wished you could see what others have done in similar situations?

PPMRN is compiling a comprehensive database of performance measures to be a source of information and inspiration for others wanting to create high-quality measures. We are asking agencies, towns, cities, counties, and states to send us the performance measures they have used so that we may create a reference for the performance measurement community. We can attribute the submitted information to the contributing organizations, or keep its origin confidential.

Help others benefit from your experience and expertise. Please send us your measures, and any questions you have about the project, to ppmrn@andromeda.rutgers.edu.
Recent Publications
The International Handbook of Practice-Based Performance Management presents the latest scholarship in performance measurement strategies in the field of evaluation. This important resource combines cutting-edge theory and practice of performance management in the United States and abroad. The book includes contributions from internationally known scholars and practitioners who present chapters that introduce the literature on key topics and provide clear guidance on practical skill building.

For more information, visit http://www.sagepub.com/booksProdDesc.nav?prodId=Book229110&.

(If you know of a recent publication that may be of interest to practitioners and scholars, please share it with us via ppmrn@andromeda.rutgers.edu.)