New NAPA reports

U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development Office of the Chief Financial Officer Organizational Assessment
In the fall of 2014, the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) engaged LinkVisum Consulting Group (LinkVisum) and the National Academy of Public Administration (the Academy) to develop a strategic framework to support HUD’s financial management transformation. The key objectives of this project were to: (1) conduct an organizational assessment of department-wide financial management to improve effectiveness and efficiency; (2) determine how financial management responsibilities should be organized across the Department following transition to a shared-service model; and (3) assist HUD in responding to financial governance issues identified in previous Inspector General reports. Click here to view the full report.

Evaluating Project Aim 2020: Preparing to Transform the U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission
The U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) has experienced significant changes over the last five years. NRC developed Project Aim 2020 (Project Aim) to improve the agency’s planning and operational functions. Project Aim set out to identify key strategies and recommendations to transform the agency during the next five years to enhance the NRC’s ability to plan and execute its mission in a more effective, efficient, and agile manner. The NRC requested the National Academy of Public Administration (the Academy) to conduct an independent assessment of Project Aim. The Academy’s review of Project Aim consisted of two reports: (1) an evaluation of Project Aim processes; and (2) an assessment of the Project Aim final report. Click here to view the full report.

Achieving and Sustaining Transformation at the U.S. Census Bureau
The Census Bureau has initiated organizational changes intended to improve its ability to provide quality data while enabling it to anticipate and readily adapt to future needs. The Census Bureau requested that the National Academy of Public Administration (the Academy) conduct an independent assessment and recommend practical actions needed to increase the likelihood that its transformation will be successful and sustained. Click here to view the full report.

Federal Leaders Digital Insight Study
The Federal Leaders Digital Insight Study, conducted by the National Academy of Public Administration (the Academy) in collaboration with ICF, is the inaugural report designed to survey Federal Leaders’ perspectives about the pace with which the government is adopting, applying, and leveraging technological advancements in service to its constituencies. The Academy has convened an expert Panel of its Fellows to guide the Academy/ICF study team’s design and implementation of the survey, study its results, and offer key findings and recommendations. The Federal Leaders Digital Insight Study addressed a number of broad topic areas. Click here to view the full report.

Independent Review of the Management Policies of the Department of Justice Civil Rights Division
The Consolidated Appropriations Act, 2014 (P.L. 113-76) mandated an independent assessment of the Department of Justice’s Civil Rights Division. The National Academy of Public Administration (the Academy) was chosen to conduct this review that focused on the management and operations of the Civil Rights Division including policies, protocols, and practices related to enforcement actions and decision-making, hiring, and other human resource practices. To answer our charge, the Academy convened an expert Panel of six Fellows with broad federal, executive leadership, legal, and academic experience, as well as knowledge and experience in the Department of Justice and in human resource management. Click here to view the full report.

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