Here’s an interesting little factoid:
In theory, a new personnel system, a flatter hierarchy and the elimination of duplication and overlap should increase federal productivity. But Congress and the president will never know the savings unless they order the Bureau of Labor Statistics to start measuring federal productivity again. The bureau shelved its long-running productivity project in 1994 and has not added a data point since.
If you don’t keep track of it, that must mean that it’s just hunky-dory, no?