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Progress Report: Facilities Program Has Privatized More Services; Parking Fees Still Insufficient, Report No. 98-82, June 1999
 
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  • Consistent with our recommendations, the Department of Management Services has continued to convert full-time custodial positions to part-time through attrition and has privatized custodial and other operations and maintenance services in additional facilities. These initiatives have helped control program operations and maintenance costs. The department has also improved its method for projecting state office space needs. Changes in state law have eliminated a requirement for the department to develop a facilities management data system (an activity that was not cost effective) and the duplication in building plan review between the Facilities Program and the Department of Insurance.
  • However, the department and the Legislature have not implemented our recommendations to increase employee parking fees, and the Legislature has not chosen to reduce Florida Capitol Police staffing. Implementing these recommendations would increase program revenues by up to $3.6 million and reduce program costs by $1 million. The department has also not yet implemented improvements to its energy consumption reporting system.

Which Government Program Summaries contain related information?

Department of Management Services
Facilities Program

What other OPPAGA-related materials are available?

  • Report No. 97-43 Review of the Department of Management Services’ Facilities Program Based on Its Performance-Based Program Budgeting Measures and Standards for Fiscal Year 1996-97, published in February 1998.
  • Report No. 96-39 Review of the Department of Management Services' Facilities Program's Performance-Based Program Budgeting Measures and Standards, published in January 1997.

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