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This site has links to the following five categories:

- Local Government Sites

- State Government Sites

- Federal Government Sites

- Associations, Universities and Other Sites

Local Government Sites

Sunnyvale, California
The Adopted Budget for 2004-2005 can be found at this site.

Orange County, Florida
Performance Measurement data by department is available in its budget. The manual for Orange County's Performance-Based Measurement System is also available online.  

Charlotte, North Carolina
Charlotte's performance measurement/management strategy involves translating mission and vision into tangible and measurable objectives that are results-focused. The City of Charlotte's performance management approach consists of identifying organizational strategy through Council Focus Areas and the Strategic Plan, developing the City's Balanced Scorecard, and developing Key Business Unit and Support Business Unit business plans. The Balanced Scorecard has helped the City of Charlotte translate strategy into actions.

Portland, Oregon
Link to the Adopted Budget Plan including subsections about Environmental, Fire, Housing & Community Development, Parks & Recreation, Police and Transportation services. Program budgets include Management Objectives, Ongoing Objectives, Future Focus, and Benchmarks.     

Prince William County, Virginia
Prince William County began implementing performance measurement initiatives in 1992. The Strategic Plan  focuses on 5 key areas, including Economic Development, Education, Human Services, Public Safety, and Transportation and identifies measurable outcomes desired for FY 2004 through FY 2008.

Seattle, Washington
The City Auditor's Office has a variety of publications available online that address efficiency and effectiveness. Also, the City Budget Office has a variety of documents available online, including the 2006 Proposed Budget.

King County, Washington
The King County Auditor's Office has a variety of publications available online that address efficiency and effectiveness, including information on performance measurement.


State Government Sites

The Oregon Progress Board
The Oregon Progress Board is an independent state planning and oversight agency created by the State Legislature in 1989 to keep Oregon focused on the future. The Board is responsible for implementing the State's 20-year strategic plan, Oregon Shines. The Progress Board tracks these outcomes through 92 indicators known as the Oregon Benchmarks.

State of Texas
The Texas State Auditor's Office has developed a Guide to Performance Measurement, an excellent resource which explains the importance of performance measures within the Strategic Planning and Budgeting cycle (i.e., strategic planning, performance budgeting, and performance monitoring). It also provides detail on how agencies can establish adequate internal controls in measurement systems in order to assist them in reporting accurate information.

Federal Government Sites

General Accounting Office
Includes many documents related to the Government Performance and Results Acts (GPRA), in particular, observations on various Federal agencies' performance reports.

Office of Management and Budget
Under the 1993 Government Performance and Results Act (GPRA), the Federal OMB is responsible for providing guidance to federal agencies in the development of their 5-Year Strategic Plans and Annual Performance Plans. Toward this end, OMB issued Circular A-11 which defines the elements and requirements of these plans.

Office of Personnel Management
The OPM 5-Year Strategic Plan is entitled Federal Human Resources Management for the 21st Century.

Associations, Universities and Other Sites

Government Finance Officers' Association (GFOA)
Professional association of state/provincial and local government finance officers in the United States and Canada.

International City/County Management Association (ICMA)
The International City/County Management Association (ICMA) provides considerable support on performance measurement to local governments. ICMA maintains the Center for Performance Measurement (CPM) to which over 130 jurisdictions nationwide belong and systematically benchmark performance in a number of service areas annually.

National Association of Counties (NACo)
This County News often contains articles related to improvements in local government and performance measurement. The website also has a feature called Model County Programs that allows users to search a database of innovative county government programs throughout the United States.

North Carolina Local Government Performance Measurement Project
The North Carolina Local Government Performance Measurement Project was initiated in September of 1995, providing a comparative basis for local governments to assess service delivery and costs. It allows cities and counties to compare themselves with other participating units and with their own internal operations over time. The benchmarking process includes compiling service and cost information, cleaning the data for accuracy, calculating the selected performance measures, and comparing the results.

Rutgers University - Campus at Newark
With funding from the Sloan Foundation, the National Center for Public Productivity has initiated a Citizen-Driven Government Performance project to assess and improve how local governments perform their broad mission of maintaining and improving the conditions in the communities they serve. The project's Reading Room contains A Brief Guide for Performance Measurement in Local Government.

Government Performance Project (GPP)
All 50 state governments, 20 high impact federal agencies, and 35 cities have been rated on the effectiveness of their management systems. Forty counties were graded in 2002.

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