Government Efficiency

Government is not perfect. Opportunities exist to improve efficiency, eliminate waste and redundancy, in the administration and delivery of government programs and services. Achieving these operational objectives requires both a bottom-up and top-down approach. Incentives and rewards to state employees who identify and realize efficiencies need to be more aggressive. There is also a critical need to reorganize, consolidate, re-engineer delivery systems, and foster improved collaboration and coordination between state government agencies and departments. This is going to require structural changes in organizational hierarchy and hiring of qualified managers capable of instituting effective and lasting change for the betterment of state government. The use of integrated technology and performance measure standards to quantify improved efficiency and cost-savings is also needed in state government. Most importantly is the need to recognize that government programs need to have a limited and defined scope.