Government Evaluation

Gov’t Eval TIG Week: Website usability testing tips and resources by Elise Garvey

Hi, this is the final post for Government Evaluation TIG week! I am Elise Garvey and I’m a Senior Management Auditor with the King County Auditor’s Office in Seattle, Washington. So many services and important information provided by the agencies we evaluate have moved online.  As evaluators, we can help assess whether those online resources …

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Gov’t Eval TIG Week: Evaluation Advisory Groups are the way to go, but planning is key by Chris Voegeli

Hi, I am Chris Voegeli, and I’m an evaluation fellow in the Center for Surveillance, Epidemiology, and Laboratory Services at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention in Atlanta, Georgia. Over the last year, my Canadian Evaluation Society colleagues Gene Krupa, Barbara Szijarto, Margo Schmitt-Boshnick, and I reviewed the literature and used our personal experience to …

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Gov’t Eval TIG Week: Making the most of GAO’s online resources by Brooke Leary

Hi! My name is Brooke Leary and I am an audit supervisor for the King County Auditor’s Office, in Washington State. We conduct independent performance evaluations of county programs and agencies. Prior to working for King County, I worked for the U.S. Government Accountability Office and find that I still look to their online resources …

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Gov’t Eval TIG Week: Layering data placemat sessions by Elise Garvey

Hello, I’m Elise Garvey, a senior management auditor from the King County Auditor’s Office in Seattle, Washington. I have become a huge fan of using data placemat sessions for my projects ever since learning about them at Eval 2015 and learning more from Kylie Hutchinson’s tips and tricks. Data placemats are large sheets of paper …

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Gov’t Eval TIG Week: Lessons Learned in Government Evaluation by David Bernstein

I am David Bernstein, owner of DJB Evaluation Consulting and Director of Evaluation with the General Commission on Religion and Race of the United Methodist Church. Don’t let these non-governmental positions fool you. I have been involved in government evaluation for many years, and was the founding Chair of AEA’s Government Evaluation TIG. I have …

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WE Affiliate Week: Fostering the Intersection between Evaluation and Performance Management to Enhance Learning from Both by Cheryl Oros

Hello, you may know me, Cheryl Oros, best from Policy Watch columns in the AEA Newsletter, as I have been the consultant supporting the Evaluation Policy Task Force over the past six years. I also directed federal evaluation offices, served at the executive level over broad programmatic efforts and have taught many evaluation courses. Hot …

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EPTF Week: How Evaluators’ Responses to Federal Register Notices Can be Most Useful to the Government by Demetra Smith Nightingale

Hi, I’m Demetra Smith Nightingale currently at  the Urban Institute and previously at the US Department of Labor. I want to take the opportunity to briefly describe how responding to information government publishes in the Federal Register can be useful. There are many different types of notices posted for public comment in the Federal Register, …

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EPTF Week: AEA’s Roadmap for Using Evaluation to Improve Government Performance by Stephanie Shipman

Hi, I’m Stephanie Shipman, a founding member of AEA’s Evaluation Policy Task Force. I recently retired from the U.S. Government Accountability Office (GAO) where I found AEA’s Evaluation Roadmap extremely useful when consulting with U.S. and foreign agencies on how to organize an effective evaluation office. Rad Resource: The Task Force’s “An Evaluation Roadmap for …

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Labor Day Week: Working with Policymakers and the Legislative Decision-Making Process by Calista H. Smith

Happy Labor Day Week! I am Calista H. Smith, President of C H Smith & Associates, a project management consulting and evaluation firm in Ohio.  C H Smith & Associates has done multiple evaluation projects for the Ohio Department of Education and designed evaluations for other clients related to public policy. In this work, it …

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