ERIC Number: ED542920
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2013-Feb
Reference Count: 0
Aligning the SEA's Compliance Responsibilities and Performance Objectives. Benchmark. No. 3
Nafziger, D.; Jochim, A.
Building State Capacity and Productivity Center
Assuring that state and local agencies comply with the requirements of Federal and state programs has been a central feature of SEAs. The purposes of compliance requirements--ensuring both fiscal integrity and that targeted groups receive intended benefits--are important. While such requirements are often well-intentioned, too often they can act to unnecessarily restrict SEAs and districts from serving the very groups such programs are intended to benefit. A compliance-focused mentality results in: (1) Organizational silos that impede teamwork and problem solving; (2) Administrative, rather than substantive, focus on school improvement; (3) Redundant compliance efforts across program areas; (4) Unnecessary restrictions on the use of funds that impede managerial flexibility; and (5) Poor alignment across components of the strategic plan.
Descriptors: State Programs, Benchmarking, Alignment (Education), Compliance (Legal), Leadership Responsibility, Agency Cooperation, Performance, Organizational Objectives
Building State Capacity and Productivity Center. Edvance Research, Inc. 9901 1H 10 West Suite 1000, San Antonio, TX 78230. Tel: 210-558-1902; e-mail: info@BSCPcenter.org; Web site: http://www.bscpcenter.org
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Adult Education; Elementary Secondary Education; Higher Education
Sponsor: Office of Elementary and Secondary Education (ED)
Authoring Institution: N/A