GMAP: Government Management Accountability and Performance in Action

Since its implementation in 2005, Washington’s Government Management Accountability and Performance (GMAP) program has become an invaluable tool to Washington Gov. Chris Gregoire in measuring and improving the performance of state agencies.

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About the Authors
Larisa Benson was the director of Government Management Accountability and Performance (GMAP) from 2005 to early 2009. Benson is currently the deputy for the statewide performance reviews with the Washington State Auditor's Office. She has previously served as faculty at the Evans School at the University of Washington, where she was the director of the Executive M.P.A. program and taught courses in performance, financial management and executive leadership. She also worked as a senior budget analyst for the city of Seattle and a negotiator for the Seattle School District.

Christopher Stanley is the governor’s office program assistant for Government Management Accountability and Performance (GMAP) performance reports and DataView —a Web-based tool used to manage agency performance. Stanley previously served at the Washington state Department of Transportation in the Environmental Services Office and was the clerk for the Washington Senate Ways and Means Committee.

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