National Performance Management Advisory Commission

The Government Finance Officers Association and eight other leading state and local public interest associations have joined forces to establish the National Performance Management Advisory Commission. The commission will create a national principles-based framework for public sector performance measurement and management.  Over the next two years voluntary guidelines will be developed that:

  • Identify general approaches and practices that are characteristic of successful performance measurement and management
  • Emphasize the value of evidence-based and data-driven decision making in effectively delivering government services
  • Support state and local government implementation of performance measurement systems
  • Reflect the issues and challenges associated with development and implementation of performance management systems from a broad range of perspectives, including elected and appointed officials, and program and operational managers
  • Provide a flexible framework that is adaptable to the unique and diverse environments of state and local governments. The guidelines are not intended to be prescriptive on the type, format, or systems of measurement.

The Advisory Commission will include recognized leaders in the filed and representatives from each of the sponsoring organizations: Association of School Business Officials International, National Association of State Budget Officers, Council of State Governments, Government Finance Officers Association, International City/County Management Association, National Association of Counties, National Association of State Auditors, Comptrollers, and Treasurers, National Conference of State Legislatures, the National League of Cities, and the United States Conference of Mayors.


To learn more, visit the National Performance Management Advisory Commission Website