News from PPMRN - February 2011

Messages From PPMRN

Help Others Benefit From Your Experience and Expertise

As part of an on-going project, the Public Performance Measurement and Reporting Network will feature real-world examples on how performance measurement and reporting is being implemented in municipalities, counties, and states across the country. We would like to ask that practitioners submit a short "write-up" about their experience with performance measurement and reporting, so that we can bring this information to the larger community and foster a dialogue nation-wide.


If you are interested in participating in this project to discuss your experience and the efforts of your agency, municipality, county or state, please contact us at ppmrn@andromeda.rutgers.edu 


What's in this Issue

In this issue you will find the latest articles published on performance measurement and reporting, upcoming conferences, the most recent federal reports on performance measurement, and details on our public performance measurement certificate program (courses are currently being offered).

Performance Measurement and Reporting In The News

Louisiana to Reform State Criminal Justice System


By: Staff Writer

January 21, 2011

Summary: The state of Louisiana was selected for a new partnership with The Pew Center on the States' Public Safety Performance Project. The project will fund research on Louisiana's current criminal justice system. The goal of the project is to create new policies and reforms that would ultimately enable the state's criminal justice system to work more effectively and efficiently.


Albemarle County, VA Debuts Performance Management Website for Increased Transparency and Accountability


By: Lee Catlin

January 19, 2011

Summary: Albemarle County, VA has released a Performance Management website that allows citizens to track county improvement on several important service areas.


Albany, Ore.: Minding the Public Purse

Government Computer News

By:  Rutrell Yasin

January 14, 2011

Summary: The city of Albany, Oregon has created a page on its website to track its budget.  Citizens could view their city's latest budget information, including total money spent and a performance chart for all services that have measures on the website. 


A New Focus on Performance Management Expected

Federal Computer Week

By: Brian Robinson

January 12, 2011

Summary: The Telework Enhancement Act was signed into law in December 2010. The new law requires federal agencies to develop policies that permit employees to work from locations outside their office.  According to experts this new Act would require agencies to engage in performance management.

Telework Enhancement Act (pdf)

Upcoming Events

February 23, 2011

Target-Setting Methods and Data Management to Support Performance-Based Resource Allocation by Transportation Agencies

Transportation Research Board; Webinar  


March 9, 2011

Planning, Conducting and Reporting Performance Audit Work Even More Efficiently

AGA; Audio Conference  


March 16-18, 2011

Strategy Execution Forum 2011

The Performance Institute;
San Jose, CA


March 21-23, 2011

Government Performance Management Summit

Institute for Defense and Government Advancement;

Washington, D.C.


March 22-23, 2011

Developing and Using Performance Measures Conference

The Performance Institute; Arlington, VA


March 23, 2011

Tools to Assist in Establishing a Performance Management System for Your Government

AGA; Audio Conference


April 27, 2011

Technology: Powering Performance

Excellence in Government; Washington, D.C.


May 3-4, 2011

Federal Performance Conference

AGA; Arlington, VA


September 18-21, 2011

International City/County Management Association (ICMA) 97th Annual Conference 

Milwaukee, WI

Contact PPMRN

Please send your comments, suggestions, story ideas, information about upcoming events, publications you would like to share, etc. to:

Recent Federal Performance Measurement Reports

Summary of GAO's Performance and Financial Information Fiscal Year 2010 (pdf)

United States Government Accountability Office

Washington, D.C.; January 24, 2011; 28 Pages


Troubled Asset Relief Program: Third Quarter 2010 Update of Government Assistance Provided to AIG and Description of Recent Execution of Recapitalization Plan (pdf) 

United States Government Accountability Office

Washington, D.C.; January 20, 2011; 120 Pages


Statewide Transportation Planning: Opportunities Exist to Transition to Performance-Based Planning and Federal Oversight (pdf) 

United States Government Accountability Office

Washington, D.C.; December 15, 2010; 72 Pages                                      

Registration Now Available for Public Performance Measurement Certificate Courses

We are pleased to inform you that registration for all upcoming courses in the Public Performance Measurement program is now available! If you would like to register for a course please follow the link: https://spaanwk.scholarchip.com

PPM Certificate
Public Performance Measurement Certificate Schedule: 

  • Strategic Planning and Management (PPM 300):
      March 7, 2011 to April 8, 2011
  • Citizen Surveys and Reporting (PPM 400):
     April 25, 2011 to May 27, 2011
  • Governmental Transparency and E-Governance (PPM 500):
     June 13, 2011 to July 15, 2011
  • Public Performance Measurement (PPM 100):
     July 18, 2011 to August 19, 2011

Note:The next rotation of the PPM certificate program will begin with PPM 200.  


Download: PPM Certificate Information Sheet (pdf)
For more information: