Campaign: Performance Appraisal

Give Citizens a Simple Checklist for Rating "Public Engagement"

When I attend a meeting that is supposed to involve some type of "public engagement", it would be nice to have a simple checklist that I could use to rate whether that meeting really was Transparent, Participatory, and Collaborative. This simple checklist could be the standard tool for citizens to provide feedback to government agencies about the quality of their public engagement activities. In fact, the requirement ...more »

Submitted by (@stephenbuckley)

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Campaign: Making Government Operations More Open

"MyGov.gov" --> Customized to What Affects YOU

When you create an employment profile at USAjobs.gov, an email-alert will be sent to you when it finds a federal job vacancy that matches your profile. You don't do the job searching -- the job vacancy "finds" you. But we should create a broader system -- "MyGov.gov" -- that looks over ALL those government proposals (e.g., policies, programs, projects) that match what YOU indicate would be of interest to YOU. And ...more »

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Campaign: Making Government Operations More Open

Measures to track, report, and improve government transparency and openness

One of the best ways to create accountability is through measurements that track how well an organization is performing against established targets. These measures would provide a means of tracking, reporting, and improving the transparency and openness this initiative is intended to implement. This system of accountability should include:  Success or results measures – How do we measure success? What are the results ...more »

Submitted by (@arianward)

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Open Government Dialogue Site Needs Rework

This site over the past few days shows the potential for abuse of any electronic forum. In my opinion, the site should be frozen, with only voting or commenting on posts allowed. Since the brainstorming session was supposed to have ended anyway... A new site should be developed that provides a lot more protection against spamming ideas over and over. There is a lot that one can do with the concept of electronic karma ...more »

Submitted by (@davidlanger)

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FAQ and Help pages for OGD site

Please create a couple of pages to explain how this site works. It's not at all intuitive. What do the big numbers in the boxes mean? If they're ranking, why aren't they in order? If they're some sort of scoring, how is it determined? It would be good to have a category specifically for feedback and suggestions about this site as well. Several of the best suggestions have been about making the site more useful. I agree ...more »

Submitted by (@jbostrom)

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Campaign: Performance Appraisal

Anonymous evaluation system

Create an easy anonymous web based method for providing feedback and evaluation on all projects. Every project will have a public tracking number and be web searchable. Those with any knowledge or interest in the project can post public comments and suggestions about it with responses being optional. An independent organization can be responsible for investigating any important items of interest. Evil grows in the dark ...more »

Submitted by (@jongalt)

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