COUNTY OF ALBEMARLE

 

EXECUTIVE SUMMARY

 

 

AGENDA TITLE:

Resource Management Review Update

 

SUBJECT/PROPOSAL/REQUEST:

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

 

STAFF CONTACT(S):

Messrs. Tucker, Foley, Elliott, Davis, Bowman

 

LEGAL REVIEW:   Yes

 

AGENDA DATE:

July 1, 2009

 

ACTION:                INFORMATION:   

 

CONSENT AGENDA:

  ACTION:              INFORMATION: X

 

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. On May 6, 2009, the Board received initial information on staff’s progress and planned actions in evaluating and implementing the recommendations of CEPI’s assessment. This is an update to the information presented in May for the Board’s information.

 

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. In order to improve the clarity of the report’s recommendations and allow for better management of and reporting on recommendations, staff has consolidated similar or related recommendations and categorized them as follows:

·         18 recommendations have been resolved either by implementation or continuing existing County processes or practices

·         48 recommendations are in the process of being implemented.

·         8 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.

·         11 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.

 

A list of the recommendations included in each category is available in Attachment A.  Staff will continue to provide quarterly updates to the Board on the status and results 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.

 

ATTACHMENTS

Attachment A - Status of Resource Management Review Recommendations

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