EconSys Blog - Performance management

Five Factors in Choosing Performance Management Software

By Drew Lessard on Feb 5, 2019 6:15:00 AM

Performance management has become a topic of much conversation in the Federal Government under the current administration. In the early months of the Trump administration, OMB-17-22 provided new guidelines designed to streamline these operations and improve overall efficiency in agencies.

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How Performance Management Helps Address Challenges in Federal Agencies

By Drew Lessard on Jan 22, 2019 5:43:54 AM

With more than two million full-time employees, the Federal Government is the nation’s largest employer, and even divided into dozens of agencies and organizations, there are substantial, and often unique needs in managing such a large and diverse workforce.

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Meeting Agency Specific Requirements for Performance Management Software

By Drew Lessard on Jan 15, 2019 6:27:33 AM

There are established minimum guidelines for federal agencies selecting new performance management software. Laid out by the Office of Personnel Management’s (OPM) HR Line of Business (HR-LOB), these requirements carefully define the baseline of what agencies will need in 72 requirements.

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Performance Management as a Core Competency of Federal Leadership

By Drew Lessard on Jan 8, 2019 6:43:36 AM

One of the primary roles of managers in federal agencies is to provide feedback and remediation for their direct reports as part of the performance management cycle.

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Technology's Role in Efficiency in Performance Management

By Drew Lessard on Feb 23, 2018 7:37:22 AM

Advancements in federal HR technology can provide an almost immediate benefit in performance management processes. According to Jason Parman, HR Strategy Branch Manager at the Office of Personnel Management(OPM), in a recent interview with Government Matters, “A real area of opportunity that we’re finding with agencies is on a technology side, with a special aim toward technology that either automates or streamlines existing work processes.”

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Addressing OMB 17-22 through Performance Management

By Drew Lessard on Feb 16, 2018 7:36:57 AM

Much of last year’s OMB M-17-22 memo is guidance directing agencies to develop plans to maximize employee performance in conjunction with both short term and long-term reviews of the workforce. By conducting more effective and efficient performance reviews, employees will better understand these new expectations, address areas of weakness and improve their performance.

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