NAPA Evaluates Program Management Functions at Federal Agencies

WhiteHouseThe National Academy of Public Administration has found what it sees as shortfalls in program management procedures across federal agencies.

In its July 15 report, NAPA detailed the reasons that impede the development of effective federal program management practices, including the lack of consistency in the training of program leaders, failure of laws to address program management challenges and agencies’ inability to acknowledge program management as a management discipline.

The non-profit organization cited several initiatives it says can help promote and strengthen program management across the federal government, including leadership support to advance such discipline.

NAPA also urged government agencies to define executives’ responsibilities in program management operations and establish a comprehensive job series and a career path for project and program executives.

A panel of experts at NAPA also called for the passage of the Program Management Improvement and Accountability Act of 2015.

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