Performance Improvement Council (PIC)

The Performance Improvement Council (PIC) is a government-wide body that supports cross-agency collaboration and the exchange of knowledge to advance and expand the practice of performance management and improvement. The PIC creates opportunities where government employees working to achieve progress can learn from breakthroughs achieved elsewhere and collaborate to solve complex challenges.

The PIC is chaired by the Deputy Director for Management at the Office of Management and Budget within the Executive Office of the President and is supported by a number of full-time staff at the General Services Administration. The membership of the PIC includes Performance Improvement Officers (PIOs) and associated staff from federal agencies. The Council meets regularly and convenes a number of government-wide working groups to foster dialogue and best practice sharing among agencies.


Goal Setting, Measurement/Analysis, Reviews and Delivery: The PIC provides support to agency Performance Improvement Officers and other program officials to facilitate development of cross-agency and agency goals, including Priority Goals. The PIC also supports implementation planning and coordination on cross-cutting performance areas, including working with OMB, policy councils, and agencies on the Cross-Agency Priority (CAP) Goals.

Best Practice Sharing and Capacity Building: The PIC delivers services for Federal Agencies that deepen performance improvement capability and facilitate sharing of effective practices. This includes the Performance Enthusiasts/Ambassadors program and in-person training program offerings to meet demand from agency staff. The PIC also leads cross-agency working groups on areas such as goal setting, agency performance reviews, and capability building to improve agency performance management capacity. These working groups allow agency leaders from across the Federal Government to collaborate and benchmark best practices and lessons learned that strengthen data-driven management and informed decision making. Finally, the PIC is establishing a Collaboration Studio to bring teams together and facilitate engagements that can spark cross-cutting performance improvements.

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