News Release (Mar 31, 2015)
HARRISBURG, March 31 – In a show of bipartisan cooperation, the House Urban Affairs Committee voted today in favor of legislation sponsored by state Reps. Mike Schlossberg, D-Lehigh, and Seth Grove, R-York, that would help improve government efficiency.
In February, Gov. Tom Wolf created the successor to the Office of Innovation – in the new Office of Transformation, Innovation, Management and Efficiency – with a goal of finding ways to further modernize state government and save money. House Bill 11, as amended, would secure the office in law and create a steering committee that would include the secretaries of Policy and Planning, General Services and Budget, in addition to one member from the Republican and Democratic caucuses in both the House and Senate.
"Since the start of the great recession, the phrase 'doing more with less' has been said by government officials so many times that it has almost become a reflex," Schlossberg said. "However, doing more with less means that we give government employees the tools that they need to succeed. This bill does just that."
“House Bill 11 builds on the approach of the state Office of Innovation, which was highly successful, having saved state taxpayers more than $690 million through the adoption of lean management principles intended to increase the efficiency of state government,” said Grove. “This bill was amended to train new state employees on lean management practices, helping modernize state government and imp Read more