The Goals of the Reform Agenda are:
Increasing Efficiency - Find opportunities to reform government and improve efficiency, reduce costs and provide better services to our citizens.
Innovation - Figure out how to innovate and transform City government, looking at big ideas and how they can be implemented successfully here in Philadelphia.
Partnering with the Broader Community to Find a Smart Solution - Work with private sector partners to develop practical strategies to ensure a smoother, more efficient operation of government and enable Philadelphia to thrive over the long-term.
How will we achieve those goals?
Create Teams to Focus on Critical Areas - We have created Reform Teams that are focused on the areas that reflect the priorities of this administration - sound finances, public safety, building a smart population, and providing excellent customer service.
Partner with Private Sector Leadership - With the help of the Private Sector Outreach Board, each Reform Team, partners city staff with private sector volunteers to find opportunities to reform city government and create a clear implementation strategy to get us there. We are working in partnership with over 40 private sector organizations to ensure we have the skills we need to get this job done right.
Focusing our reform efforts
What are the Reform Teams Looking At?
Core Values - The Reform Agenda is focused on the core goals of this administration - sound finances, public safety, building a smart population, and providing excellent customer service.
Looking at Budget Busters - We are looking at the 6 departments where 16,000 of the 28,000 City employees are located, and where reforms can have a big impact by producing major cost savings and better service.
Using Ideas from the Public - Looking at ideas for cost savings and revenue increases suggested by employees, house meetings, and public budget meetings focused on long-term changes.
Getting it done - How we create this change
Reform Teams are asked to:
Put Together a Current State Assessment - Identify problems facing departments and service areas; Create benchmarks and identifying best practices for how we provide City services and assess the current process to deliver those services, as well as how we can leverage technology to improve these processes.
Create a Budget Proposal for the FY10 Budget - Using what it learned in the first 6 weeks of the Reform Agenda process, we will identify any immediate opportunities to make performance improvements that can get integrated into the FY10 budget.
Develop an Overall Performance Improvement Implementation Strategy - We will identify improvement opportunities and prioritize these opportunities to develop a comprehensive action plan.