Privatization

Agriculture and Consumer Services, Department of
Report No. 04-29 Progress Report: Consumer Protection Program Increases Some Fees; Some Revenue and Efficiency Opportunities Remain (March 2004)
Report No. 03-43 Progress Report: Forestry Program Could Achieve Savings by Implementing OPPAGA Recommendations (August 2003)
Report No. 01-60 Agricultural Development Program Met Standards, But Activities Should Become Financially Self-Supporting (November 2001)
Report No. 01-51 General Revenue Savings Possible in Consumer Protection Program (November 2001)

Business and Professional Regulation, Department of
Report No. 08-18 Privatization Has Helped Improve Elevator Safety; Additional State Oversight Is Needed (April 2008)
Report No. 02-38 Progress Report: Florida Engineers Management Corporation Performs Well, But Department of Business and Professional Regulation Has Not Implemented Privatization Recommendations (June 2002)
Report No. 99-42 Privatizing Regulation of Professional Engineers Has Improved Services, But Increased Costs (March 2000)

Children and Families, Department of
Report No. 09-09 Outsourced Oversight for Community-Based Care Produced Benefits But Substantive Challenges (February 2009)
Report No. 05-12 Child Welfare Transition Nearly Complete; Budget Allocation and Oversight Systems Need Strengthening (March 2005)
Report No. 04-65 DCF Improves Readiness Assessment Process; However, Additional Changes Are Needed (September 2004)
Report No. 04-15 DCF’s Lead Agency Readiness Assessment Process Meets Statutory Requirements, But Needs Strengthening (February 2004)
Report No. 04-05 Child Welfare Legal Services Should Be Provided by DCF or Private Law Firms (January 2004)
Report No. 03-09 Progress Report: Child Protection Program Makes Needed Changes But Lacks Data for Evaluating Results of Initiatives (January 2003)
Report No. 02-54 Progress Report: Delays Reduced But Persist in the State's Juvenile Competency Program (October 2002)
Report No. 01-38 Legislature Should Establish Foster Care Excess Federal Earnings Program Despite Slow Start (August 2001)
Report No. 98-35 Review of Start-up and Early Implementation Efforts Related to the WAGES Privatization Pilot Projects (December 1998)

Corrections, Department of
Report No. 08-71 While DMS Has Improved Monitoring, It Needs to Strengthen Private Prison Oversight and Contracts (December 2008)
Report No. 06-15 Parole Commission Operations Consistent with Its Mission; Clemency Workload Needs to Be Addressed (February 2006)
Report No. 04-61 Progress Report: Inmate Health Care Consolidation Progressing; Privatization Requires Agency Vigilance (August 2004)
Report No. 04-58 Progress Report: More Efficient Use of Probation Officers and Prioritization of Victim Restitution Needed (August 2004)
Report No. 01-55 Budget Reductions, Process Improvements Possible in Parole Commission Operations (November 2001)
Report No. 00-23 Review of the Department of Corrections (December 2000)

Economic Opportunity, Department of
Report No. 03-75 School Readiness Coalitions’ Progress Varies in Implementing the Program Over Two Years (December 2003)
Report No. 03-05 Federal Law Restricts the Outsourcing of Many Unemployment Compensation Tax Collection Services (January 2003)
Report No. 98-35 Review of Start-up and Early Implementation Efforts Related to the WAGES Privatization Pilot Projects (December 1998)
Report No. 97-60 Review of Privatization Potential of Select Special Districts (March 1998)

Education, Department of
Report No. 09-23 Strategic Plan Developed to Enhance FIRN2 Services; Contract Awarded to New Provider (April 2009)
Report No. 06-36 Users Satisfied with FIRN2; Options Exist for Future Services to Educational Entities (April 2006)
Report No. 05-08 Progress Report: Office of Student Financial Assistance Improved Some Functions, But Additional Changes Would Enhance Services (February 2005)
Report No. 04-32 Some School Districts Can Take Steps to Reduce Their Food Service Costs and Ensure Self-Sufficiency (May 2004)
Report No. 04-26 With Effective Planning, Accountability, and Oversight, School Districts Can Successfully Outsource Services (March 2004)
Report No. 03-70 Private Colleges and Universities Program Department of Education (December 2003)
Report No. 03-51 Progress Report: Agency Implements Recommendations to Improve Vocational Rehabilitation Services (September 2003)
Report No. 03-49 Best Financial Management Practices Review of the Gadsden County School District Review (September 2003)
Report No. 03-44 Best Financial Management Practices Review of the Indian River School District Review (August 2003)
Report No. 03-42 Best Financial Management Practices Review of the Monroe County School District (August 2003)
Report No. 03-41 Best Financial Management Practices Review of the Duval County School District (August 2003)
Report No. 03-39 Best Financial Management Practices Review of the Bradford County School District (July 2003)
Report No. 03-37 Best Financial Management Practices Review of the Franklin County School District (July 2003)
Report No. 03-35 Best Financial Management Practices Review of the Wakulla County School District (June 2003)
Report No. 03-34 Best Financial Management Practices Review of the Sarasota County School District (June 2003)
Report No. 03-16 Office of Student Financial Assistance Generally Performs Well, But Performance Measurement and Default Prevention Should Be Improved (February 2003)
Report No. 02-25 Best Financial Management Practices Review of the Miami-Dade County School District (April 2002)
Report No. 02-22 Progress Report: Charter School Management Strengthened, But Improved Academic Accountability Needed (March 2002)
Report No. 02-06 Responsibilities Not Fulfilled by Occupational Access and Opportunity Commission; Program Performance Declines (January 2002)
Report No. 01-22 Kindergarten Through Twelfth Grade Public Education Program (April 2001)
Report No. 99-18 Progress Report: Review of the Potential for Privatizing Student Transportation (December 1999)
Report No. 97-44 Review of the Potential for Privatizing Student Transportation (February 1998)

Elder Affairs, Department of
Report No. 01-66 Services to Elders Program, Department of Elder Affairs (December 2001)

Environmental Protection, Department of
Report No. 05-29 Progress Report: Environmental Laboratory Privatization Expands; Process Enhancements Made (April 2005)
Report No. 04-76 Progress Report: DEP Addresses Some Recommendations; Still Lacks an Integrated Law Enforcement Information System (November 2004)
Report No. 01-65 Environmental Laboratory Privatization Feasible; Cost Savings Are Uncertain (December 2001)
Report No. 01-36 Forest Protection Program Meets Most Standards; Could Achieve Further Savings (August 2001)

Financial Services, Department of
Report No. 01-31 Fire Marshal Program Performs Well; Boiler Safety Function, Measures Need Improvement (June 2001)
Report No. 98-48 PB2 Performance Report for the Safety & Workers' Compensation Program (February 1999)

Florida College System
Report No. 03-16 Office of Student Financial Assistance Generally Performs Well, But Performance Measurement and Default Prevention Should Be Improved (February 2003)

Florida Parole Commission
Report No. 06-15 Parole Commission Operations Consistent with Its Mission; Clemency Workload Needs to Be Addressed (February 2006)
Report No. 01-55 Budget Reductions, Process Improvements Possible in Parole Commission Operations (November 2001)

Governor, Executive Office of the
Report No. 06-15 Parole Commission Operations Consistent with Its Mission; Clemency Workload Needs to Be Addressed (February 2006)
Report No. 01-62 Concerns Over Enterprise Florida's Performance, Services to Distressed Areas Point to a Need to Consider Several Alternatives for Its Future Role (December 2001)

Health Care Administration, Agency for
Report No. 04-30 Medicaid Field Offices Can Improve Efficiency and Effectiveness; State Could Outsource Some Activities (May 2004)

Health, Department of
Report No. 06-11 Design of Florida’s Adult Cystic Fibrosis Program Should Be Reconsidered (February 2006)
Report No. 04-35 Progress Report: Children’s Medical Services Working to Expand Privatization and Reduce Administrative Inefficiencies (May 2004)
Report No. 02-04 Children's Medical Services Privatization Is Feasible; Could Save Over $18 Million, But Barriers Must Be Overcome (January 2002)

Highway Safety and Motor Vehicles, Department of
Report No. 02-51 Progress Report: Some Motor Vehicle Services Recommendations Addressed; No Action Taken on Outsourcing Mobile Home Regulation, Subsidies from Title Fees, and Rebuilt Vehicle Disclosure (October 2002)
Report No. 01-29 Progress Report: Florida Highway Patrol Fails to Achieve Savings or Demonstrate Impact of Adding Troopers (June 2001)
Report No. 01-03 Motor Vehicle-Related Activities Performed by the Licenses, Titles, Regulations Program Department of Highway Safety and Motor Vehicles (January 2001)
Report No. 01-02 Driver License-Related Activities Performed by the Licenses, Titles, and Regulations Program Department of Highway Safety and Motor Vehicles (January 2001)

Judicial System
Report No. 06-15 Parole Commission Operations Consistent with Its Mission; Clemency Workload Needs to Be Addressed (February 2006)
Report No. 01-52 Performance of Collateral Counsels Improved; Registry Accountability Needs to Be Revisited (November 2001)
Report No. 96-28 Review of the Collection and Disbursement Processes of the Florida Child Support Enforcement Program (January 1997)

Juvenile Justice, Department of
Report No. 06-34 Redirection as Effective as Residential Delinquency Programs, Achieved Substantial Cost Avoidance (March 2006)
Report No. 02-62 Prevention and Victim Services Program Department of Juvenile Justice (November 2002)
Report No. 02-42 The Juvenile Justice Residential Program Should Improve Contracting Processes (July 2002)

Legal Affairs, Department of
Report No. 02-26 Competition Should Drive Down State Costs for Online Legal Research (May 2002)

Lottery, Department of the
Report No. 04-80 Lottery Faces Challenges Meeting Future Revenue Demands, Continues Work to Improve Efficiency (December 2004)
Report No. 02-11 Sale of Lottery Products Program, Department of the Lottery (February 2002)

Management Services, Department of
Report No. 09-PF People First Assessment (January 2009)
Report No. 09-MFMP "MyFloridaMarketPlace," the State of Florida eProcurement System (January 2009)
Report No. 09-23 Strategic Plan Developed to Enhance FIRN2 Services; Contract Awarded to New Provider (April 2009)
Report No. 08-71 While DMS Has Improved Monitoring, It Needs to Strengthen Private Prison Oversight and Contracts (December 2008)
Report No. 06-06 Workspace Management Initiative Can Benefit State, But DMS Not Taking Adequate Steps to Ensure Goals Are Met (January 2006)
Report No. 03-61 Outsourcing Pension Plan’s Outreach Services Would Not Be Cost-Effective (November 2003)
Report No. 02-57 Downsizing Project Management Services Produces Savings, Few Adverse Effects (November 2002)
Report No. 02-56 Progress Report: Lake City Correctional Facility Added Programs and Saved 6.5%; Intermediate Sanctions Still Needed (November 2002)
Report No. 02-27 Progress Report: Correctional Privatization Commission Improved Management of South Bay Contract; More Savings Possible (May 2002)
Report No. 01-33 Progress Report: DMS Adopts OPPAGA'S Workforce Recommendations; However, a Strong Outsourcing Contract Is Imperative (July 2001)
Report No. 01-12 Feasibility of Outsourcing Florida's Statewide Retirement Systems (February 2001)
Report No. 99-46 Progress Report: Bay and Moore Haven Private Prison Contracts Renewed; Bay Costs Increase (April 2000)
Report No. 99-39 South Bay Correctional Facility Provides Savings and Success; Room for Improvement (March 2000)
Report No. 99-33 Lake City Correctional Facility Experienced Start-Up Problems, But It Has Improved (February 2000)
Report No. 98-82 Progress Report: Facilities Program Has Privatized More Services; Parking Fees Still Insufficient (June 1999)
Report No. 98-40 PB2 Performance Report for the Facilities Program (January 1999)
Report No. 97-68 Review of Bay Correctional Facility and Moore Haven Correctional Facility (April 1998)
Report No. 97-06 Follow-up Report on the Review of Correctional Privatization (September 1997)
Report No. 96-69 Information Brief Comparing Costs of Public and Private Prisons (March 1997)
Report No. 95-12 Review of Correctional Privatization (November 1995)

Multi-Agency
Report No. 04-02 The Legislature Could Strengthen State’s Privatization Accountability Requirements (January 2004)
Report No. 02-26 Competition Should Drive Down State Costs for Online Legal Research (May 2002)
Report No. 02-14 State's "Actual" Workforce Is Increasing Primarily Due to Growth In Outside Jobs (March 2002)
Report No. 01-16 Government "Outside" Workforce Exceeds Number of State Personnel System Employees (March 2001)

OPPAGA
Report No. 98-64 Assessing Privatization in State Agency Programs (February 1999)

Revenue, Department of
Report No. 03-36 Administrative Establishment of Child Support Is Efficient for Uncontested Cases; Compliance Is Better for Orders Established Judicially (June 2003)
Report No. 03-05 Federal Law Restricts the Outsourcing of Many Unemployment Compensation Tax Collection Services (January 2003)
Report No. 96-28 Review of the Collection and Disbursement Processes of the Florida Child Support Enforcement Program (January 1997)

School Districts
Report No. 03-49 Best Financial Management Practices Review of the Gadsden County School District Review (September 2003)
Report No. 03-44 Best Financial Management Practices Review of the Indian River School District Review (August 2003)
Report No. 03-42 Best Financial Management Practices Review of the Monroe County School District (August 2003)
Report No. 03-41 Best Financial Management Practices Review of the Duval County School District (August 2003)
Report No. 03-39 Best Financial Management Practices Review of the Bradford County School District (July 2003)
Report No. 03-37 Best Financial Management Practices Review of the Franklin County School District (July 2003)
Report No. 03-35 Best Financial Management Practices Review of the Wakulla County School District (June 2003)
Report No. 03-34 Best Financial Management Practices Review of the Sarasota County School District (June 2003)
Report No. 02-25 Best Financial Management Practices Review of the Miami-Dade County School District (April 2002)

Transportation, Department of
Report No. 03-30 Progress Report: Department of Transportation Expedites Privatization, But Savings Uncertain; May Be Feasible to Eliminate More Positions (April 2003)
Report No. 01-44 Progress Report: FDOT Adopts Some OPPAGA Recommendations to Improve Construction and Maintenance Programs (September 2001)
Report No. 01-41 Progress Report: Toll Operations Program Adopts Some Recommendations--Saved $1 Million (September 2001)
Report No. 01-37 Progress Report: Some Public Transportation Improvements Made; Stronger Planning for High-Speed Rail Needed (August 2001)
Report No. 01-13 Department of Transportation Can Expedite Its Proposed Staffing Reduction Plan (March 2001)
Report No. 98-24 Follow-Up Report on the Florida Department of Transportation's Performance In Controlling Cost Overruns and Establishing Accountability for These Problems (December 1998)
Report No. 97-22 Follow-Up Report on the Florida Department of Transportation's Performance In Controlling Cost Overruns When Building Roads and Bridges (December 1997)
Report No. 96-21 Review of the Florida Department of Transportation's Performance in Controlling Construction Cost Overruns and Establishing Accountability for These Problems (November 1996)
Report No. 95-30 Review of the Florida Department of Transportation's Performance in Controlling Cost Overruns and Delays When Building Roads and Bridges (January 1996)