At our last plenary session, my general counsel and I provided a brief presentation about a brand new Administrative Conference project called the Model (A)gency Initiative, designed to help establish and identify model practices for federal agencies—both large and small, and both new and established. The idea is to utilize all of the resources and expertise of the Conference to help agencies become model 21st century agencies, driven by innovation and the adoption of best practices. We believe the Conference is uniquely situated to gather and promote best administrative and operational practices government-wide.
The idea was developed by our Model A Advisory Board, composed of general counsels and executives from agencies to include George Madison (Department of Treasury), Ivan Fong (DHS), David Horowitz (HHS), Preeta Bansal (Formerly of OMB), Len Kennedy (Consumer Financial Protection Bureau), and Shawne McGibbon (ACUS).
ACUS has created a micro-site to be launched in the fall that will feature user-submitted best practices, success stories, lessons learned and resources. In addition to using the microsite and conducting outreach with agencies and established working groups to engage agencies and the public, we will share ideas via articles, host workshops, and celebrate innovation with the annual Walter Gellhorn Innovation award at the ACUS Plenary Session, held in December.
Currently we are looking for agency best practices to feature on our microsite that focus on the following efficiencies in government:
Submit your best practices here:
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