Fourth Annual Conference on Public Performance Measurement and Reporting Hosted at Rutgers University, Newark, Sept. 23-24

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The fourth annual Public Performance Measurement and Reporting Conference of the Public Performance Measurement and Reporting Network takes place Sept. 23-24, 2011, at Rutgers University in Newark. This year’s theme, “Performance Measurement: Training, Teaching and Action,” highlights the importance of training and teaching of performance measurement applications in government and nonprofit organizations. The conference brings together approximately 200 leading and emerging scholars and practitioners to showcase best practices and effective performance measurement models.

“Performance Measurement: Training, Teaching and Action”

WHAT: A conference to highlight and discuss best practices and effective performance measurement models for government agencies and nonprofit organizations.

WHO: Marc Holzer, dean of Rutgers University School of Public Affairs and Administration and executive director of the National Center for Public Performance (NCPP), and Ruth MacQuiddy, managing director of NCPP, have assembled renowned scholars and practitioners to engage in discourse concerning various aspects of performance measurement training and teaching. 


NCCP, based at Rutgers University in Newark, is a research and public service organization devoted to improving productivity in the public sector. Founded in 1972, NCPP serves as a vehicle for the study, dissemination and recognition of performance measurement initiatives in government. In 2006, NCPP launched The Public Performance Measurement and Reporting Network (PPMRN) website, through the generous support of The Sloan Foundation. Since its inception, PPMRN ( has become the “go to” web-based source of information supporting the performance measurement and reporting field by providing free resources to the greater community. With more than 4,000 formal members, more than 9,000 resources, and an extensive network of local and international public performance stakeholders, PPMRN is one of many projects included under the NCPP umbrella. Other NCPP projects include the professional development certificates for public managers, the Municipal Performance Measurement System, the E-Governance Institute, the Shared Services Institute, the Business District Management Institute, the newly-launched Research Institute for Counter Corruption Studies, and publications such as the Public Performance and Management Review.

WHEN: Friday, Sept. 23, 9 am-6 pm/Saturday, Sept. 24, 9 am-2:30 pm

WHERE: Rutgers University in Newark, New Jersey/Paul Robeson Campus Center/350 Dr. Martin Luther King Blvd., Essex Room/Newark, NJ 07102

SPONSORS: National Center for Public Performance/Public Performance Measurement and Reporting Network

CONTACT: For more information about this program, please contact the conference organizer at or visit the website at

Members of the media wishing to cover this event, please contact the Office of Communications at Rutgers University in Newark, 973-353-5262.