JAMES F. PIVONKA
La Crosse, Kansas 67548
Strategic Planning and Issues Management
Financial Management and Budget
Information Systems Planning
Personal Computer Operations
Twenty seven years' experience in federal program planning and analysis and budget analysis.
Redirected the process and substance of planning for agency wide information systems. My actions accelerated the adoption of end user oriented client-server approaches to computer systems, and contributed to a complete restructuring of plans for replacement of the agency's major work processing system.
Revised processes for long range planning to emphasize the policy implications of program management, rather than nominal measures of program size and outputs. This made planning assumptions and program plans more responsive to the concerns of executive and legislative decision makers.
Prepared legislative testimony and explanations of budget requests and programs for a major agency. Designed and implemented the processes used to generate the input for these documents and quickly incorporate changes to program levels. This reduced the turn around time for impact statements and appeals of major changes from two or three weeks to three to five days.
Served as assistant team leader of Office of Management and Budget team developing implementation plans for the Legislative Reorganization Act of 1970, acted as team leader in his absence, organized the writing of the team's eport, supervised and edited the final draft, and participated in the "policy" edit.
Managed 65 people in budget and finance office responsible for $400 million per year. Managed conversion to automated accounting system. Established work group driven quality improvement processes which increased productivity and morale.
In my work I repeatedly created new relationships and channels of communication to bring the best available information to bear on policy and program decisions. This significantly increased the timeliness and quality of decisions and the confidence of key decision makers.
Pi Sigma Alpha, National Political Science Honors Society, The American University, 1963
National Institute of Public Affairs Fellowship, Stanford University, 1971-72
Harvard University, Master of Public Administration, 1983
The University of Kansas, Bachelor of Arts, Geology, 1960
National Association of Business Economists
National Economists Club
Society of Government Economists
Planning Officer 1971-1974 and 1982-1989
Regional Finance Officer 1974-1982
Financial Writer 1968-1971
Budget Analyst 1962-1968