Memos to the President: Management Advice from the Nation's Top Public Administrators

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Memos to the President: Management Advice from the Nation's Top Public Administrators provides eighteen memos to President George W. Bush about the management challenges facing his administration. Experts in public administration and public management give the President advice on four major management challenges: creating an electronic government, reforming regulations, revitalizing public service, and implementing performance management. The volume grows out of the work of the Government Performance Coalition, ...

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Memos to the President: Management Advice from the Nation's Top Public Administrators provides eighteen memos to President George W. Bush about the management challenges facing his administration. Experts in public administration and public management give the President advice on four major management challenges: creating an electronic government, reforming regulations, revitalizing public service, and implementing performance management. The volume grows out of the work of the Government Performance Coalition, an ad hoc group of fourteen academic and nonprofit organizations united by their concern for improving the quality of government management.

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Mark A. Abramson is executive director of The PricewaterhouseCoopers Endowment for The Business of Government. Prior to joining the Endowment, he was chairman of Leadership Inc. Mr. Abramson served as the first president of the Council for Excellence in Government. He also served in the Office of the Assistant Secretary for Planning and Evaluation in the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services. He is the co-editor of Transforming Organizations, E-Government 2001, and Management for Results 2002.

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Table of Contents

Foreword
Pt. I Overview 1
Ch. 1 The Challenge of Managing in Government 3
Ch. 2 Memorandum to President-Elect Bush 13
Pt. II The Challenge of Creating an Electronic Government 19
Ch. 3 Governing as a Reformer with Results: Achieving Your Vision of Creating an Accountable, Performance-Based Government 21
Ch. 4 A Blueprint for Implementing E-Government 29
Pt. III The Challenge of Reforming Regulations 37
Ch. 5 Government Regulation: A Responsible Approach in the Information Age 39
Pt. IV The Challenge of Revitalizing Public Service 47
Ch. 6 Creating a More Effective Federal Workforce 49
Ch. 7 Reforming Civil Service and Establishing a Performance-Based Federal Management System 55
Ch. 8 Principles of Reforming the Federal Civil Service 63
Ch. 9 Federal Management in the Post-Reinvention Era: Lessons from the National Performance Review 71
Ch. 10 Leadership for Successful Performance-Based Management in Government 81
Pt. V The Challenge of Implementing Performance Management 89
Ch. 11 The Next Phase of Performance Management in Washington: What You Can Do 91
Ch. 12 Moving to Managing for Results 101
Ch. 13 Leadership for Successful Performance-Based Management in Government 109
Ch. 14 Beyond the Government Performance and Results Act: Moving Toward Managing for Results 117
Ch. 15 Putting Performance Management to Work in the Federal Government 125
Ch. 16 Accountability and Results-Based Management 135
Ch. 17 Linking Program Evaluation and the Government Performance and Results Act 141
Ch. 18 Five Management Challenges Facing Your Administration 149
Ch. 19 Why You Should Care about the President's Management Council 157
App. I: Key Contact Information 166
App. II: Websites of Participating Organizations 169
About the PricewaterhouseCoopers Endowment for The Business of Government 171
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