2004 Special Session I

Budget Amendments - HB5001 (Committee Approved)

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Identify Opportunities for Outsourcing (language only)

Item 484 #1h

Item 484 #1h

Transportation, Department of

Page 356, strike lines 17 through 22 and insert:
“E. Each year, as part of the six-year financial planning process, the Commissioner shall implement a long-term business strategy that considers appropriate staffing levels for the department.  In addition, the Commissioner shall identify services, programs, or projects that will be evaluated for devolution or outsourcing in the upcoming year.  In undertaking such evaluations, the Commissioner is authorized to use the appropriate resources, both public and private, to competitively procure those identified services, programs, or projects and shall identify total costs for such activities.  The Commissioner shall include annually in the update of the six-year plan a report on the department’s evaluations of outsourcing and devolution opportunities, and the outcome of those evaluations.  Such report shall include an analysis of the costs of the services provided by the Commonwealth compared to costs associated with outsourcing those same services."

(This amendment directs the Department of Transportation to include, as part of its annual six-year plan update process, a report of identified opportunities for outsourcing and devolution, and directs the Department to report on the outcomes of such evaluations annually in the six-year program.)