The first step in building financial accountability is identifying trends in spending.
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There’s no question that the cards are stacked against cash-strapped municipalities, but it certainly isn’t impossible for them to get back on track.
As state governments move toward total financial transparency, there is at least one place to look for information on how the states are doing in providing constituents with data on where money is being spent and what results are being achieved with the investment. Earlier blog posts have elaborated on the current ‘shortcomings’ of state... Read more »
On GovLoop Insights’ DorobekINSIDER: Shutdown, furloughs, pay cuts – oh my! Last year was basically Groundhog Day for feds, each day an endless cycle of bad news – at least, that’s what it felt like. But how bad was it, really? A new survey tries to capture the data. We take a look. You can... Read more »
On GovLoop Insights’ DorobekINSIDER: “You have to know when to hold ‘em, know when to fold ‘em and know when to walk away.” Kenny Roggers wasn’t just talking about love in his 1980 classic song “The Gambler” -- he was also talking about poor performers. Insights from the Partnership for Public Service’s Tom Fox. You... Read more »
On GovLoop Insights’ DorobekINSIDER: The government workforce is living in the time of World War II. The current general schedule classification and pay system was designed when Harry Truman was president. We talked with Jeff Neal to get some insights on what to do going forward. You can find all of our programs online: DorobekINSIDER.com... Read more »
On GovLoop Insights’ DorobekINSIDER: Are you and your boss on the same page? If you work in the federal government, the answer is likely no. We look how to bridge the disparity with Deloitte’s David Dye and Shawn Morris. You can find all of our programs online: DorobekINSIDER.com and GovLoop Insights at http://insights.govloop.com. But up... Read more »
On GovLoop Insights’ DorobekINSIDER: We talk about innovation all the time on the DorobekINSIDER. Innovative apps. Innovative procurements. Innovative technology. But we rarely highlight innovative people who are doing things differently. The Partnership for Public Service operates the Excellence in Government Fellows Program. It’s a leadership development opportunity for GS-14 and 15s that prepares leaders... Read more »
On GovLoop Insights’ DorobekINSIDER: Do you know where your money is being spent in the government? Now you will. Legislation mandating detailed reporting on federal spending passed the House Monday and is heading for President Obama’s signature. So how will the DATA Act actually work? Get insights from the Data Transparency Coalition’s Hudson Hollister. You... Read more »
On GovLoop Insights’ DorobekINSIDER: Innovation. It’s the latest buzzword making waves in government. But is there more to innovation than just hype? Has the government really embraced the idea of it? Or is it merely innovation for innovation’s sake? Philadelphia is embracing more than just the term innovation; they’ve just graduated the first class from... Read more »