Shared Services and Local Government Efficiency

Shared Services and Local Government Efficiency

Shared Services and Local Government Efficiency

  • Objective 1: Why shared services?
  • Objective 2: Real & perceived barriers: recognize and understand the obstacles.
  • Objective 3: Ten step program for shared services arrangements.
  • Objective 4: Shared service study process.
  • Objective 5: Recognize and overcome the pitfalls.

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Why Shared Services?

  • Duplication of Services
  • 10,521 overlapping government units exist in New
    York State
  • Growth in Service Demands & Cost
  • Stagnant & Declining Tax Bases
  • High Unemployment Rates
  • Declining State Aid & Funding

What are Shared Services

Arrangements by which officials of two or more jurisdictions
coordinate plans, policies, and programs to address and resolve
issues of mutual interest

Forms of Shared Services

  • Communicating and sharing information
  • Intergovernmental agreements
  • Sharing equipment, buildings, staff, and revenue
  • Consolidating services or jurisdictions
  • Transferring service provision

Who Can Benefit from Shared Services?

Units of Local Government that Can Benefit:

  • Counties, Cities, Villages & Towns
  • School Districts & BOCES
  • Special Districts
  • Water
  • Sewer
  • Fire
  • Lighting

The Department of State and Division of Local Government Services provides grant assistance to local governments for the development of projects and programs that will result in cost savings or improve government efficiency of services

It is our experience that successful shared services are built upon
committed and cooperative leadership.

Leadership must understand and promote the 4 “C’s” of Shared

  • Communication
  • Coordination
  • Collaboration
  • Cooperation


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