GPRA Modernization: How Can Federal Agencies and States Deliver High-Quality Data?
Wednesday, October 5, 2011
PowerPoint presentation (PDF)
The Government Performance and Results Act Modernization Act (GPRAMA) has heightened the importance of performance measurement and the need for high-quality performance information. Federal agencies that oversee state- and grantee-operated programs such as Unemployment Insurance, Job Training, Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program, Temporary Assistance for Needy Families, and Medicaid have long faced difficulties in developing effective performance management systems that deliver complete and accurate data. This forum discussed the context in which GPRAMA evolved, the challenges faced by these federal agencies, and a framework for achieving timely, high-quality, and comparable performance data. The forum was of particular interest to federal project officers, state program officials, and grantee administrators who are directly involved with state- and grantee-operated programs.
Agenda and Participants
Roberto Agodini, Director, Mathematica’s Center for Improving Research Evidence
Why GPRAMA Is Needed and What It Requires
Robert Shea, Principal, Grant Thornton LLP
Developing Quality Performance Information that Is Useful for Decision Making
Elizabeth Curda, Assistant Director of Strategic Issues, U.S. Government Accountability Office
Standards for Timely and High-Quality Performance Management
William S. Borden, Director, Mathematica’s Performance Management Group
Audience Questions and Answers
Moderated by Roberto Agodini