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Performance Accountability - Government Resource Links

The California Council for Excellence
The California Council for Excellence has developed a Baldrige-based online assessment that companies and organizations can use to assess their performance status in seven award categories. "The Performance Challenge" is a fee-based service that consists of 105 questions that are completed by a pre-determined number of an organization's employees. Results are tabulated and a comprehensive Feedback Report is prepared for administrators and staff so that they can develop vital next steps in their strategic planning process.
California Community Colleges Research & Planning Group
National Institute of Standards and Technology Engineering Statistics Handbook
The National Institute of Standards and Technology offers a free Engineering Statistics Handbook. The eight-chapter online handbook is intended to "help scientists and engineers incorporate statistical methods in their work as efficiently as possible." It includes a search function and opportunity for feedback.
The Performance Institute
As part of the Government Performance Coalition, a group of good government organizations, the Institute is leading Innovations in Government: From Transition to Transformation, or InnoGOV.org, a collection of forums, research and recommendations to bring insight and transformation to the federal government. The goal of InnoGOV.org is to centralize the importance of performance, accountability and transparency in government and to disseminate the leading best practices to government managers.
Statistical Software
Zorich Technical Consulting and Publishing offers free statistical application software. All in Excel format, some downloads are partially functioning demos and some are fully functioning freeware. Tools include SPC, reliability statistics basics, statistical analysis of gages, self-made sampling plans, and sequential sampling plans.
U.S. Census Bureau - Manufacturing, Mining & Construction Statistics
The site includes data reports, surveys and press releases related to manufacturing, mining and construction industries located within the U.S.
U.S. Department of Education National Center for Education Statistics
The National Center for Education Statistics is the primary federal entity for collecting and analyzing data related to education in the U.S. and other nations. The site features a section dedicated to post secondary education that provides institution level data and reports in such areas as enrollments, program completions, faculty, staff, and finances.
U.S. Government Accountability Office (GAO) - Community Colleges and One-Stop Centers Collaborate to Meet 21st Century Workforce Needs
The GAO visited 20 community colleges that integrated workforce development training in partnership with their local Workforce Development Boards to meet the needs of industry sectors, individual employers, and certain types of students and workers. This report examines the challenges of these collaborative efforts, and the work that the U.S. Department of Labor has instituted to reduce barriers of colleges and one-stops working together.