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37 State Employees Complete Program to Expand Performance Management in Government Performance Management Academy Teaches Strategies and Skills for Evidence-Based Policy and Programs

The annual Performance Management Academy provides training to state employees on evidence based decision making. There were 37 graduates of the 2021 program.
Nov 16, 2021

Last week 37 employees representing 13 state agencies completed the Performance Management Academy hosted by the NC Office of State Budget and Management. 

The 20-hour training program is designed to foster evidence-based decision making across state government. Participants gained knowledge and practical skills for finding, collecting, and evaluating evidence to make policy decisions to best serve residents of North Carolina.

“We are excited to see the enthusiasm for using performance management tools to evaluate and improve government operations,” said Charlie Perusse, State Budget Director. “This is our second time offering the Performance Management Academy and the caliber of speakers and response of the participants has been extraordinary.”  

Performance Management Academy sessions featured a diverse group of guest speakers from the University of North Carolina-Chapel Hill, North Carolina State University, and Duke University, as well as leaders of state government initiatives providing real-life examples. Participants enjoyed a balance of lessons on performance management concepts and practical applications, such as process mapping and tools for data collection and visualization.

“This has been one of the most informative, best laid out courses that I have ever taken,” said a recent Academy participant.

Performance Management Academy participants are selected from among state employees nominated by their agency leadership. Each cohort is kept small to encourage dialogue and hands-on activities. 

OSBM congratulates the following graduates of the 2021 Performance Management Academy: 

  • Sarah Waleed, Department of Health and Human Services
  • Jamie Sales, Department of Health and Human Services
  • Donna Brown, Department of Health and Human Services
  • Alex Dixon, Department of Health and Human Services
  • Charles Rousseau, Department of Health and Human Services
  • Jeneen Preciouse, Department of Health and Human Services
  • Candice DuVernois, Department of Health and Human Services 
  • Maria Turnley, Department of Health and Human Services
  • Samantha Smith, Department of Health and Human Service
  • Chad Bouffio, Department of Administration
  • Evin Grant, Department of Administration
  • Baily Rectenwald, Department of Administration
  • David O’Neal, Department of Administration
  • Robert Riddle, Department of Administration
  • Nicole Hunter, Department of Administration
  • Kerry McComber, Department of Commerce
  • Gena Renfrow, Department of Commerce
  • Neelam Mathur, Department of Commerce
  • Mike Hejduk, Department of Insurance
  • Traci Marchand, Department of Public Safety
  • Rhonda Russell-Smith, Department of Public Safety
  • Allis Talley-Burton, Department of Public Safety
  • Charles Mautz, Department of Public Safety
  • Chris Rich, Department of Public Safety
  • Leeland Painter, Department of Public Safety 
  • Lance Britt, Department of Public Safety
  • Demetrius Vick, Department of Public Safety
  • Theresa D’Alessio, Department of Public Safety
  • Paige Pavlik, Office of State and Human Resources
  • Daniel Crabbe, Secretary of State
  • Wendy Pendergraph, Office of the State Auditor
  • Pamela Allen, Office of the State Auditor
  • Stephanie Denton, Department of Revenue
  • Angela Person, Department of Transportation
  • Jennifer Wimmer, Department of State Treasury
  • Manasa Cooper, Department of State Treasury
  • Julia Whitten, Wildlife Resources Commission
  • Stephen Lich, Indigent Defense

The Performance Management Academy is part of OSBM’s continued commitment to supporting a culture of continuous improvement in state government and using data and evidence to ensure effective stewardship of public resources. 

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