Innovation comes from unlikely places, and it can save your agency money in unexpected ways. Steve Kelman, professor of public management at Harvard’s Kennedy School of Government, joins In Depth to discuss some of the possibilities.
Paying small businesses faster may be changing from just a “good idea” to regulation. And you have a chance to comment. Dov Szego, an attorney at the Centre Law Group, joins In Depth to discuss the Prompt Payment Act.
It’s hard to help the 3 to 5 percent of the workforce classified as poor performers. But if resources are scarce, the most productive solution might be to direct the assistance elsewhere. Bob Tobias, director of the Key Executive of Leadership Programs at American University, joins In Depth to discuss how the government deals with poor performers.
The complexity of the tax code is tough on taxpayers. But it makes the job of collecting taxes tough too. So making the tax code easier for citizens would also make it easier for the Internal Revenue Service. Nina Olson, the National Taxpayer Advocate, joins In Depth to discuss the tax reforms included in the advocate’s annual report.
Andrew Sherrill Director of Education, Workforce and Income Security Issues Government Accountability Office
Two different agencies share six federal programs to help veterans find jobs when they transition back to the civilian population. Having more programs may be helping more people, but it also increases the risk of overlapping work and duplication, according to a recent Government Accountability Office report. GAO’s Andrew Sherrill joins In Depth to discuss recommendations for improvement.
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