1. Find a meaningful way to hold agency managers accountable for their programs AND staff. That means efficient and effective programs AND productive staff. As a former 20+ year public employee I was often appalled at the inefficiency and lack of productivity.
2. Review agency organizational charts for potential inefficiencies, I recently worked at an agency that had five levels of management between the Asst. Director and line staff. And that in a division of less than 100 people.
3. Consider forming an advisory panel consisting of current state employees, retired and former state employees to identify specific efficiencies that could be achieved by tackling widely known but ignored problems in almost every agency.