Governor Wolf Announces GO-TIME Savings of $156 Million in 15-16 Fiscal Year (Round-up)
By: Dan Egan, Director of Communications, Office of Administration
August 03, 2016
On Tuesday, Governor Wolf announced that the Governor’s Office of Transformation, Innovation, Management and Efficiency (GO-TIME) had saved over $156 million in the 15-16 fiscal year.
The Governor was joined by hundreds of state employees who had contributed ideas or worked on initiatives that contributed to achieving the savings goal and improving services to the commonwealth.
“Thanks in part to the efforts of the cabinet secretaries who are with me today, state employees standing here and many others, that we have succeeded, actually exceeded, our goal of saving $150 million in this first year,” Governor Wolf said. “These are big initiatives that have generated significant savings to the commonwealth and will continue to produce even more savings in the years to come.”
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PennLive: Gov. Tom Wolf’s cost-cutting initiative surpasses first-year goal
Flanked by cabinet officials and state workers Tuesday, Gov. Tom Wolf announced the success of his program to find taxpayer savings in the last fiscal year through trimming the fat in government expenditures where possible, to the tune of over $156 million.
Post-Gazette: Gov. Wolf: Cost-cutting saved Pa. $156 million
Shortly after taking office in 2015, Mr. Wolf directed his cabinet secretaries to find ways for Pennsylvania’s government to do its work at a lower cost. He named the office with responsibility for the cost-saving the Governor’s Office of Transformation, Innovation, Management and Efficiency.
WHTM-TV: State workers save Pa. $156M under GO-TIME program
“We have to deliver the programs and we have to deliver them efficiently,” [Governor Wolf] said. “To do this, we need to work together and enable our employees to be more productive. Ultimately, this is about doing a better job of serving our customers — the citizens of Pennsylvania.”
PhillyVoice: Wolf: Pennsylvania saved $156 million in efficiency initiatives
GO-TIME has identified more than 200 initiatives to modernize departmental operations moving forward through further process improvements, technology utilization and resource sharing.
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