Results-oriented performance measures for the Civil Works Program

report on Phase 1 (March 1995-February 1996) by Mark Dunning

Publisher: U.S. Army Corps of Engineers in Washington, D.C

Written in English
Published: Pages: 47 Downloads: 60
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  • Subjects:

    • United States. Army. Corps of Engineers Civil Works Directorate -- Management.,
    • United States.,
    • Government productivity -- United States.,
    • Total quality management in government -- United States.,
    • Strategic planning -- United States.
    • Edition Notes

      Statementprepared by Mark Dunning.
      SeriesIWR report ;
      ContributionsUnited States. Army. Corps of Engineers
      LC ClassificationsUG23 .D86 1996
      The Physical Object
      Pagination19, 47 p. ;
      Number of Pages47
      ID Numbers
      Open LibraryOL592456M
      LC Control Number96183982

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Title: Results-Oriented Performance Measures for the Civil Works Program Author: Mark Dunning Created Date: 12/20/ PM. Importantly, performance measures are data – they quantitatively measure the agency/division/ program’s performance.

The following Data Quadrant is a useful tool for sorting and categorizing performance measures. All performance measures fit into one of four categories. If work is not being performed in accordance with plans/specifications, advise the Contractor’s Superintendent and note this in the Daily Log.

If the work is not immediately corrected, or if there is a disagreement, consult the COR. Make an accurate, comprehensive record of all work inspected by. Method of Measurement & Tolerance Measurements for Inadmissible Items 62 Check Measurements 62 Acceptance of Measurement and Check Measurement 63 Inspection of Works Loss of Measurement Books 64 6 PAYMENTS 65 – 73 Passing of Bills Checking of Bills by Accountant File Size: KB.

It is considered desirable to begin by defining some of the terms that are extensively employed in the ‘measurement’ of civil engineering works, so that their meaning and purpose shall be generally understood.

The term ‘measurement’ covers both (I) ‘taking-off’ dimensions by scaling or reading from drawings and entering them in a Author: Ivor H. Seeley. nor on the results-oriented performance measures to which they will be held accountable.

Few government managers get the clear The Fact Book (Washington, D.C., ), p The OPM reports executive branch employment at million in of time in the financial administration of their work, distort work program priorities, encourage. The Civil Works Program of the Army Corps of Engineers focuses on responsible development, protection and restoration of the Nation's water and related land resources.

Civil Works. Detailed Specifications Of Building Works (Civil) Page 1 Contractor shall keep the other Contractors informed of the proposed program of Work, well in advance, so that the building Work is not hindered.

The Contractor shall further cooperate with Measurement and Payment: Bill/schedule - The bill/schedule of quantities. WHAT IS PERFORMANCE MANAGEMENT System/Process to continuously: Ensure organisation and employee are focused on the same priorities Facilitate improvements in production and reduction of waste in an organisation.

Improve the employee-manager relationship - work together to plan, monitor and review objectives and. The supervisor completes performance plans, progress reviews, and appraisals of subordinate employees by the due dates established by the Department or Agency. Performance plans for each employee include at least one results-oriented critical element that is traceable to the agency's goals and objectives (e.g.

According to construction industry needs in order to improve safety performance, the definition of safety management system should be defined and the elements included in safety management system.

The General Conditions of Contract for use in connection with Works of Civil Engineering Construction (6th Edition, ); issued by the South African Institution of Civil Engineers. A PW The departmental Conditions of Contract as published by the Department of Public Works, mainly applicable to Building Contracts.

A PW   Currently, performance measurement in the California Work Opportunity and Responsibility to Kids (CalWORKs) program is relatively limited and largely focuses on processes involved with the program's operation—particular emphasis is given to a federal performance measure known as the "work participation rate" (WPR)—rather than on the program's end results, or outcomes.

Managing for results: federal managers' views on key management issues vary widely across agencies: report to the Chairman, Subcommittee on Oversight of Government Management, Restructuring, and the District of Columbia, Committee on Governmental Affairs, U.S.

Senate. Pre-work planning Controlling risks associated with electricity, hand tools, noise, access, debris disposal etc. Working in foundation work, building and minor civil work, maintenance work, renovation and demolition work.

Where a contract involves the use of subcontractors, a contractor should be aware. Measure: % of resources (time/money) due to preventable mistakes, quality control. Goal Orientation. The purpose of any of these measures is to keep us on vector.

This performance indicator uses one element that is most easily measured when looking across a portfolio of goals - time. Measure: % of effort (time/money) directed towards value. or detailed performance measures, designed to assure the objective of a safe and adequate finished product.

In other cases, typically in the areas of documentation and payment, the instructions are limited to describing the necessary objectives of the work without specifying the methods or procedures. The Construction Manual is.

and employees to treat performance management as a necessary evil of work life that should be minimized rather than an important process that achieves key individual and organizational outcomes. These also measure the impact of change to the work and any changed methods or sequences of performance.

In addition, the programme updates should consider the impact of any disruption event which affects the efficiency of the resources required to complete the work and thus increase the duration of the affected activity or group of activities. The committee provides a set of performance measures in Tables throughbut it remains the responsibility of DOE to select and use the measures that work best for project directors, program offices, and the department.

DOE should adopt performance measures suggested by the committee or other measures that have the following. Midway through the performance cycle, employees and rating officials complete a required midpoint performance review.

The midpoint performance review is an opportunity for performance objectives to be adjusted if expectations and priorities have changed. It is a best practice for performance objectives not to change after the midpoint performance. Performance management involves much more than just assigning ratings.

It is a continuous cycle that involves: Planning work in advance so that expectations and goals can be set;; Monitoring progress and performance continually;; Developing the employee's ability to perform through training and work assignments;; Rating periodically to summarize performance and.

Performance Management Define Performance Standards for Each Duty. On this page: Definition, considerations | Common standards Definition, considerations.

While the list of Major Job Duties tells the employee what is to be done, performance standards provide the employee with specific performance expectations for each major duty.

They are the observable behaviors and actions which explain how. This has led to establishment of results-oriented performance planning, measurement, and reporting throughout the Federal government. The current Civil Works Strategic Plan was released in with the understanding that Army and OMB would continue to work on performance measures and targets tied to the strategic goals and objectives.

"The Army Civil Works FY budget focuses on investments that enhance and protect our nation's water-related infrastructure and resources through partnerships and innovative programs that improve project delivery to provide cost savings," said The Honorable Rickey D.

(R.D.) James, Assistant Secretary of the Army for Civil Works. Remedial Action Work Plan for Phase 1 Facility Site Work Construction (Parsons, ). These activities include the following: • Contract 1 – Facility Site Work Construction includes general civil work, such as grading, placement and compaction of fill and paving.

Other work activities include. WHAT IS WORK MEASUREMENT. Systematic determination of the amount of effective physical and mental work in terms of work units in a specified task.

3 Work Measurement is determination of the length of time it should take to complete a job. Performance Framework Overview. Enacted inthe Government Performance and Results Act (GPRA) Modernization Act provides the foundation by which Federal agencies are held accountable for establishing management processes and setting performance goals and objectives that deliver results for the American taxpayer.

The arm dynamometer was found to have particularly high correlations with work sample performance: average correlation across three work sites with a composite work sample measure was Using multiple regression analyses, Arnold et al.

() conclude that the arm dynamometer measure alone is sufficient for selection purposes. Through the Civil Works program, the US Army Corps of Engineers (USACE) serves the public by providing the Nation with quality and responsive management of the Nation’s water resources.

As a result, USACE, in partnership with stakeholders, has constructed many Civil Works projects across the Nation’s landscape. Performance Evaluation Workshop. Examples of Unclear Goals: Continue to work on cross-training manual. Work toward becoming the MS Word expert for your work group.

Examples of Clear Goals: Create a new cross-training manual by February Back to News President's Management Agenda. The President’s Management Agenda (PMA) lays out a long-term vision for modernizing the Federal Government in key areas that will improve the ability of agencies to deliver mission outcomes, provide excellent service, and effectively steward taxpayer dollars on behalf of the American people.Those with experience in Civil Works program management, or who have taken PROSPECT Course will benefit the most from attending course Nominees must be project delivery team members, GS program managers, chiefs of organizations that support the Project Management Business Process (e.g., Real Estate, Counsel, and Resource Management).