Resources For: Federal Managers
These GAO resources have been selected specifically for federal agency managers.
GAO has identified and documented best practices and leading practices in a number of key agency- and office-management functions. Best practices are generally processes, practices, and systems that, through detailed analysis, are determined to have helped organizations improve their performance in specific areas. Leading practices are generally processes, practices, and systems that, through testimonial evidence, literature review, and case studies are determined to have helped organizations improve their performance in specific areas.
The practices presented in these Key Issue pages help federal managers and decision makers:
- Use GAO's published work to strengthen their agency's capacity for improving the management functions that are critical for achieving mission success;
- Address long-standing management issues, including those identified in GAO's High Risk series and other GAO work; and
- Provide questions to help agencies self-evaluate core management functions.
Because organizations are diverse and complex, leading or even best practices for one organization may not work for another and agencies need to carefully consider which ones might help them improve.
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