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Training and Development

Establish a federal institute for public engagement

Establish a federal institute for public engagement, similar to the U.S. Institute for Environmental Conflict Resolution, to gather research on best practices, training and development; develop a knowledge-base; and institute the community of practice. This institute can track collaboration at every stage, including intergovernmental, cross-jurisdictional and within individual agencies.

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Hiring & Recruitment

2. Integrate Participation and Collaboration into All Major Systems of Federal Agencies

Creating a more open government will require most federal agencies to fundamentally shift how they interact with the public. Within 180 days, agencies should produce a plan to integrate public involvement and collaboration into all relevant systems, including:

• Hiring, recruiting and promotion
• Performance agreements and appraisal
• Award and incentive systems
• Rotations and special assignments
• Program assessment... more »

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Strategic Planning and Budgeting

Establish the President’s Management Council as the key oversight structure for creating a more open government.

Establish the President’s Management Council as the key oversight structure for creating a more open government. The President’s Management Council can effectively engage Deputy Secretaries of the cabinet-level departments and agencies, providing top-level management support for open government. As the key Executive Branch official, the Chief Performance Officer should take responsibility for directing the overall Open... more »

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Rulemaking

Address Legal Barriers That Impede Participation and Collaboration

Certain laws and regulations, as well as the manner in which certain agencies interpret these laws and regulations, affect the ability of agencies to engage and collaborate with the public. Among these laws and regulations are the Federal Advisory Committee Act (FACA), the Paperwork Reduction Act, the Government in the Sunshine Act, the Administrative Procedures Act (APA), and the Anti-Pass-The-Hat Provision (in the Treasury... more »

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New Tools and Technologies

AmericaSpeaks 21st Century Town Hall Meeting Particpation Technology

The nonprofit AmericaSpeaks has pioneered a model that allows thousands of people to give thoughtful input on an important issue or decision, and to summarize and prioritize this input quickly and effectively. In a nutshell, diverse partcipants are educated about an issue and take part in facilitated small group dialogues. Following some discussion, groups of about 10 people brainstorm lists of ideas that are entered... more »

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