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"No executive branch reform in the twentieth century - indeed, perhaps in
the Constitution's 210 years - has enjoyed such high-level attention over
such a broad range of activities for such a long period of time," said
Brookings scholar Don Kettl in 1998. Here's what we accomplished.
1,378 Hammer Awards Recognize Federal Workers for Creating a Better
"When the Vice President began this Administration's bold journey on the
road to reinventing government eight years ago," said National Partnership
for Reinventing Government Director Morley Winograd, "he thought it was the
career front-line employees who knew what needed fixing and who were in the
best place to create real and lasting change."
washingtonpost.com: Packing Up, Not Giving Up
Clinton Administration Awards Last Plain Language Prize
The National Partnership for Reinventing Government presented its final "No Gobbledygook" award to two Health Care Financing Administration employees who wrote a Medicare booklet in plain language.
Linking Information and Place in the Information Age
Since Lewis and Clark surveyed the Louisiana Purchase, federal agencies have
played an important role in surveying, mapping and displaying information
about the United States. Today agencies are turning raw spatial, social, and
other data into understandable information on the web to help communities
reduce crime, promote public safety, support smart growth, and provide more
responsive information and services.
The Washington Post:
Customer Ratings Up for Federal Agencies
New survey finds that government's customer service scores nearly match the private sector, whose score has slipped slightly since last year. NASA's already high score went up, as did Customs Service, Social Security, and Medicare. Most improved was Education's Office of Student Financial Assistance. Survey measured 100 government services, up from 29 a year ago.
See GovExec.com story
See Federal Government Customer Service Site
Federal Employees Like Their Jobs, Survey Says
Sixty-three percent of federal employees say they are satisfied with their jobs, according to the third annual survey conducted by the National Partnership for Reinventing Government (NPR) and the Office of Personnel Management. Food and Drug Administration employees gave their agency the most favorable rating. NASA, which was the most highly rated last
year, and the General Services Administration also got high ratings. Navy had the greatest employee satisfaction increase from 1999. Some reinvention efforts have led to changes in employee views. For example, 8 percent more employees were aware that plain language was being used in their agency.
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This week's "Test Your Reinvention IQ Game #20" is the last in our series - - a humorous look at 7 years of serious change. We hope you've enjoyed testing your knowledge of reinvention trivia. And, along the way, we hope you've also learned a few things about the federal government's achievements in creating a government that works better, costs less, and gets results Americans care about. For your continued enjoyment, all 20 games will remain available on this site. So long for now!
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