Campaign: Effective Government

Government Efficiency and Effectiveness

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. ...more »

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Control personnel expenses

Get control of personnel expenses, the lion's share of the budget. Unfortunately, since the part that this applies to is now unionized, your work's cut out for you. In a perfect world, I'd get rid of the across-the-board "step" increase system, i.e. granting 5% pay increases every 12 months for "longevity" without any relationship to performance - or non and allowing all of those to reach toe top of their pay range. It's ...more »

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