Linking Performance to Budget (Part 1)

Nov 18, 2003Nov 21, 2003

Schedule:

Session One: Tuesday, November 18
Building the Foundation of Performance Management
Jonathan Breul 
Director
Federal Management and Performance

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Session Two: Wednesday, November 19
The Commitment to Perform
Robert Shea
Counselor to the Controller
Office of Management and Budget

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Session Three: Thursday, November 20
Integrating Perfomance into the Budget
Justine Farr Rodriguez
Deputy Associate Director for Economic Policy
Office of Management and Budget

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Session Four: Friday, November 21
Examination of the President's Budget Request
Elizabeth McClarin
Assistant Director, Strategic Issues
U.S. General Accounting Office 

Paul L. Posner
Managing Director for Budget and Intergovernmental Issues
U.S. General Accounting Office

Maurice McTigue, Q.S.O.
Distinguished Visiting Scholar
Mercatus Center at George Mason University

Designed specifically for senior committee staff and federal personnel, participants will leave with a helpful set of tools for effective public sector management, as well as a stronger ability to judge agency management and resource use.  Questions that will be covered in the program include:

  • What is GPRA about?  Why is it important to both the executive and legislative branches?
  • What is a “performance budget” and how is it built?
  • What is the Performance Assessment Rating Tool (PART), and is it useful in the Congressional oversight and appropriations process?
  • Are opportunities being lost in the current appropriations process?  If so, how might the process be improved?