News from PPMRN - March 2011

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In This Issue

In this issue you will find the latest news on performance measurement and reporting, upcoming events and programs in the field and information on the Public Performance Measurement Certificate Program.

Upcoming Events

March 20-25, 2011

Driving Government Performance: Leadership Strategies that Produce Results

Harvard Kennedy School;

Boston, MA


April 4-6, 2011

The Eleventh Annual Government Performance Summit

The Performance Institute;

Washington, DC


May 18-20, 2011

Fourth International Transportation Systems Performance Measurement Conference

Transportation Research Board;

Irvine and Newport Beach, California

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newsPerformance Measurement and Reporting In The News

Accountant Group Honors Town

Herald Sun

By: Dan E. Way

February 19, 2011

Summary: The Association of Government Accountants (AGA) has awarded the town of Hillsborough, ND with a Gold Certificate of Achievement in Performance Reporting.  This marks the second year that Hillsborough has received the award.  The award is based on standards created by the Governmental Accounting Standard Board (GASB), and assesses how well a government agency informs the public on its performance.


Senator: Senior Execs Must Identify Poor-Performing Programs


By: Tom Shoop

February 16, 2011

Summary: Speaking at a Government Executive leadership briefing, Senator Mark Warner, D-VA, states that the Government Performance and Results Act requires senior executives to report on both poor-performing programs and successful programs. Similarly, he asserts that Congress should be responsible for eliminating unnecessary reporting requirements that are included in the bill. 


Obama's FY 2012 Management Initiatives 

IBM Center for The Business of Government

By: John Kamensky

February 15, 2011

Summary: An analysis of the FY2012 federal budget is offered by John Kamensky, a Senior Fellow at the IBM center for The Business of Government, comparing the management section of this year's federal budget with last year's federal budget.  He notes that the management section of FY 2012 budget is outlined by the same three performance management themes that were included in last year's budget.


New Jersey Needs a Real Tool Kit


By: Bob Gordon

February 1, 2011

Summary: An argument that New Jersey needs to encourage shared services and consolidation among municipalities and school districts is posed by Bob Gordon, a democrat from Fair Lawn, NJ and a representative from the 38th District in the state senate. According to the article, municipal costs would potentially decrease if municipalities were to share services among each other.


Idaho Tracks Its Transportation Performance


By: Elizabeth Daigneau

January 27, 2011

Summary:  The Idaho Transportation Department has created a web-based dashboard (http://itd.idaho.gov/dashboard) to track its progress in nine transportation-related areas. Performance measures include, but are not limited to, traffic fatality rate, highway congestion, percent of highway projects developed on time, and administration and planning expenditures.

newsThe First Community Indicators Consortium e-Conference

The Community Indicators Consortium (CIC) is planning an e-conference April 11- 15, 2011 that will bring together individuals, organizations and public agencies engaged in the development of community indicators and performance measurement for a learning exchange in six content-rich tracks (see details at www.cic2011econference.com). At this critical time, when data is needed more than ever to ground civic discourse, media coverage and public policy, CIC's e-conference offers an affordable way to connect with the field for promising practices, shared learning and networking. If you have questions or would like to be a conference sponsor or exhibitor, please contact Peter Bayard, CIC 2011 e-Conference Manager, at peterbayard@yahoo.com.

certificatePublic Performance Measurement Certificate Program 

We are pleased to inform you that registration for all upcoming courses in the Public Performance Measurement program is now available! Offered by the National Center for Public Performance and the Public Performance Measurement and Reporting Network, the Public Performance Measurement certificate is a vital tool for establishing and/or broadening performance measurement expertise.  

PPM Certificate
Public Performance Measurement Certificate Schedule:  

  • 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

Read what students have to say! - Download: Student Feedback (pdf)  


Download: PPM Certificate Information Sheet (pdf) 


For More Information: http://spaa.newark.rutgers.edu/home/programs/ppm


To Register: https://spaanwk.scholarchip.com