Posts By Jennifer Curtin

Federal CFOs: Something’s Gotta Give

Continuing to provide adequate services in the face of unprecedented across-the-board cuts; a declining, dispirited workforce; and growing financial and other management requirements is the top concern of Federal Chief Financial Officers (CFOs), according to the 18th annual federal CFO Survey conducted by the Association of Government Accountants (AGA) in partnership with Grant Thornton LLP.Read… Read more »

Holiday Wishes for the Government Performance Management Community

By: Jon Desenberg Jon Desenberg is policy director at The Performance Institute. To the dedicated performance and budgeting professionals in state and local government around the country: Remember, what doesn’t kill you makes you stronger. The budget headwinds and the demands of reporting for the Recovery Act have made this the toughest in the 20Read… Read more »

The Role of Performance Indicators During Fiscal Stress

By: Anthony Rainey Anthony Rainey is treasurer and CFO of Hyattsville, MD. In 1975 Peter Drucker (Management: Tasks, Responsibilities and Practices) identified five prioritization and performance approaches of successful organizations: They clearly define the nature and scope of their function, mission and activities. They set clear objectives. They set priorities, concentrate on the objectives andRead… Read more »