COUNTY OF ALBEMARLE

 

EXECUTIVE SUMMARY

 

 

AGENDA TITLE:

Resource Management Review Update

 

SUBJECT/PROPOSAL/REQUEST:

Update on review and implementation of the recommendations of the Resource Management Review

 

STAFF CONTACT(S):

Messrs. Tucker, Foley, Elliott, Davis, Bowman

 

LEGAL REVIEW:   Yes

 

AGENDA DATE:

May 6, 2009

 

ACTION:                  INFORMATION:  X

 

CONSENT AGENDA:

  ACTION:              INFORMATION:   

 

ATTACHMENTS:   Yes

 

REVIEWED BY:

 

BACKGROUND:

On May 7, 2008, the Board directed staff to initiate an external assessment of the County’s resource management in conjunction with the County’s ongoing continuous improvement efforts. On July 2, 2008, the Board approved the County entering into an agreement with Virginia Commonwealth University’s Commonwealth Educational Policy Institute (CEPI) to conduct this assessment.  CEPI delivered its final report to the Board on February 11, 2009. This item is intended to provide the Board information on staff’s current progress and planned actions in evaluating and implementing the recommendations of CEPI’s assessment. Staff has identified priority recommendations for analysis and implementation (Attachment A) and will provide quarterly updates on all of the report’s recommendations beginning in July.

 

STRATEGIC PLAN:

Mission: To enhance the well-being and quality of life for all citizens through the provision of the highest level of public service consistent with the prudent use of public funds.

 

DISCUSSION:

The Resource Management Review included 148 recommendations for local government departments and selected community agencies that have been categorized by staff as follows (a list of the recommendations included in each category is available in Attachment B). In future updates, staff will combine duplicative or closely related recommendations to allow for greater focus and clarity in reporting.

·         24 recommendations affirmed existing County processes or practices that will be continued.

·         5 recommendations have been implemented or resolved.

·         60 recommendations are in the process of being implemented.

·         18 recommendations are related to providing additional resources. These will be reviewed in the context of the County’s annual Five-Year Financial Plan and budget processes.

·         41 recommendations will require further evaluation by staff before they can be considered for implementation. Staff will proceed with these evaluations as soon as possible recognizing that existing staffing levels in some departments and the scope of organizational change required by certain recommendations will determine their timing for implementation.

 

Additionally, staff has identified several recommendations as a priority for analysis and implementation (Attachment A). The recommendations in Attachment A are further categorized by recommendations that are policy-oriented and will require Board consideration and other recommendations that can be analyzed and implemented administratively. Staff will provide quarterly updates to the Board beginning in July on the status and results of all of the Resource Management Review’s recommendations.

 

BUDGET IMPACT:

There is no budget impact in analyzing the report’s recommendations at this time. Recommendations that will require additional resources to analyze or implement beyond the reallocation of existing resources will be brought to the Board for discussion and action.  

 

RECOMMENDATIONS:

This update is presented for the Board’s information. Staff requests direction from the Board if there is input on the recommendations in Attachment A.

 

ATTACHMENTS

A – List of Priority Recommendations Identified by Staff

B – Status of Resource Management Review Recommendations

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