By: Orange County Supervisor Pat Bates
I would like to take the opportunity to express my sincere appreciation of our team at OC Public works. After over six months of planning and strategizing, OC Public Works presented to the Board of Supervisors a complete reorganization structure. The new plan has many benefits to not only the Department but to the entire County. The Board unanimously approved the proposal and looks forward to all their future successes.
Several of the top OC Public Works reorganization benefits include:
- Saving the County $1.6 million annually in salary and benefit costs. This is accomplished through the deletion of 12 positions and reductions in a number of other position classification levels.
- Balancing position allocations within the Department’s ten Service Areas to allow for increased accountability and better communication flow between line staff and the management team. Customers will also be able to find the appropriate points of contact more efficiently.
- Strategically integrating IT services within CEO IT to align with the Board’s priority for a countywide focus on providing IT functions and services.
- Reflecting the Department’s goals to improve morale, increase efficiencies and enhance customer service.
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