Recommendation 2013-7, “The GPRA Modernization Act of 2010: Examining Constraints To, and Providing Tools For, Cross-Agency Collaboration,” examines perceived and real constraints to cross-agency collaboration under the Government Performance and Results Act (GPRA) Modernization Act and highlights tools available to help agencies collaborate. It offers guidance to help increase transparency, improve information sharing, and...
GPRA Modernization Act of 2010: Examining Constraints To, and Providing Tools For, Cross-Agency Collaboration
Project Stages:1. Gather ideas - Completed
2. Select ideas - Completed
3. Council approval - Completed
4. Picking a researcher - Completed
5. Committee consideration - Completed
6. Back to the council - Completed
7. Consideration by the full conference - Completed
8. Implementation - Current
The Administrative Conference is undertaking a study of the GPRA Modernization Act. The goal of the project is to specifically examine the Act’s requirements for cross-agency collaboration; identify existing constraints (real or perceived) to collaboration (with a particular focus on legal constraints); highlight tools available to help agencies collaborate; and recommend potential new (or enhanced) avenues of collaboration.
The study will: Identify and examine existing constraints (real or perceived) to collaboration on, and implementation of, Cross Agency Priority (CAP) Goals by working with the Office of Performance and Personnel Management (OPPM), as well as other federal agencies; focus specifically on legal constraints and accordingly, identify, examine and/or consider such possible constraints; and highlight existing tools and identify new or enhanced tools agencies may use to improve cross-agency collaboration on CAP Goals and prevent constraints (particularly legal constraints) from unduly inhibiting effective collaboration.
Jane Fountain, Professor of Political Science and Public Policy at the University of Massachusetts Amherst, is the project consultant.