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CAP Encourages Recognition of Good Performance

Washington, DC–Don’t hide good performance under a basket! ASPA’s Center for Accountability and Performance (CAP) encourages you to recommend individuals and organizations for one of its annual awards, to be presented at the Society’s Annual Conference, March 2013, in New Orleans. Nominations are due September 1, 2012.

CAP sponsors three awards:

The Organizational Leadership Award this past year was presented to the State of Maryland’s StateStat operation. The director of StateStat, Beth Blauer, accepted the award on behalf of the state. The StateStat approach introduced more fact-based decision-making around results in individual agencies as well as across the government.
The Hatry Award, given to a distinguished practitioner of performance improvement, was presented to two individuals: Congressman Henry Cuellar, who sponsored a significant update of the Government Performance and Results Act; and Barbara Cohn Berman, founding director of the Center on Government Performance.

The Wholey Award, given in recognition of an outstanding academic journal article on the topic of performance management published during the prior year, was presented to Donald Moynihan for his Public Administration Review article in 2011, “The Obama Administration and PBB: Building on the Legacy of Federal Performance-Informed Budgeting?”

This year’s award chairs are: Elizabeth Curda (an assistant director at the U.S. Government Accountability Office), for the Organizational Leadership Award; Tom Gates (assistant city manager for Alexandria, VA) for the Hatry Award; and Tom Walkington (with Hamline University) for the Wholey Award.

The nomination forms are mercifully short, but they are due September 1 to ASPA’s Jeannie Jeffries ([email protected]). If you have questions, contact CAP chair John Kamensky at [email protected], or 202-551-9341.

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