The County’s first-ever comprehensive assessment will be conducted across all Baltimore County government departments and Baltimore County Public Schools to identify opportunities for fiscal savings through efficiency in operations and service delivery.
“Governments should effectively and responsibly deliver services to the residents they serve,” said Olszewski. “Through this innovative project, we will review spending and service delivery practices across our government to ensure we are effectively providing services to the people of Baltimore County and utilizing taxpayer dollars in the most efficient way possible.”
The project will be overseen by the Office of Government Reform and Strategic Initiatives, a new office created to improve transparency, accountability, and innovation in County Government. In addition to the efficiency audit, the Office of Government Reform and Strategic Initiatives has begun conducting program reviews to assess the operations of County departments to better understand business processes, core programs, organizational structure, and overall operational health.
The results enable departmental leadership to identify opportunities for improvement and develop sustainable strategies for ongoing success. Each program review results in an Action Plan. The first Action Plan is available online at https://www.baltimorecountymd.gov/departments/executive/grsi.html.
Public Works team members will conduct their work over the next six months.