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Assessing Privatization in State Agency Programs, Report No. 98-64, February 1999
 
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This brief white paper identifies factors that should be considered when the option of privatizing state government functions is considered.


What other OPPAGA-related materials are available?

  • Report No. 04-02 Information Brief: The Legislature Could Strengthen State’s Privatization Accountability Requirements, published in  January 2004.
  • Report No. 03-32 Fiscal Impact Update: Recent OPPAGA Reports Propose $132.3 Million in State Agency Impact, published in May 2003.
  • Report No. 02-14 Information Brief: State’s “Actual” Workforce Is Increasing Primarily Due to Growth In Outside Jobs, published in March 2002.
  • Report No. 01-65 Justification Review: Environmental Laboratory Privatization Feasible; Cost Savings Are Uncertain, published in December 2001.
  • Report No. 01-31 Justification Review: Fire Marshal Program Performs Well; Boiler Safety Function, Measures Need Improvement (June 2001)
  • Report No. 01-29 Progress Report: Florida Highway Patrol Fails to Achieve Savings or Demonstrate Impact of Adding Troopers (June 2001)
  • Report No. 01-16 Special Review: Government “Outside” Workforce Exceeds Number of State Personnel System Employees, published in March 2001.
  • Report No. 01-12 Special Review: Feasibility of Outsourcing Florida’s Statewide Retirement Systems, published in February 2001.
  • Report No. 01-03 Justification Review: Motor Vehicle-Related Activities Performed by the Licenses, Titles, and Regulations Program Department of Highway Safety and Motor Vehicles, published in January 2001.
  • Report No. 01-02 Justification Review: Driver License-Related Activities Performed by the Licenses, Titles, and Regulations Program Department of Highway Safety and Motor Vehicles, published in January 2001.
  • Report No. 00-23 Review of the Department of Corrections, published in December 2000.
  • Report No. 99-46 Progress Report: Bay and Moore Haven Private Prison Contracts Renewed; Bay Costs Increase, published in April 2000.
  • Report No. 99-39 Private Prison Review: South Bay Correctional Facility Provides Savings and Success; Room for Improvement, published in March 2000.
  • Report No. 99-33 Private Prison Review: Lake City Correctional Facility Experienced Start-Up Problems, But It Has Improved, published in February 2000.
  • Report No. 99-18 Progress Report: Review of the Potential for Privatizing Student Transportation, published in December 1999.
  • Report No. 98-48 PB² Performance Report for the Safety and Workers' Compensation Program, published in February 1999.
  • Report No. 98-40 PB² Performance Report for the Facilities Program, published in January 1999.
  • Report No. 98-35 Review of Start-up and Early Implementation Efforts Related to the WAGES Privatization Pilot Projects, published in December 1998.
  • Report No. 98-24 (Revised) Follow-up Report on the Florida Department of Transportation's Performance in Controlling Construction Cost Overruns and Establishing Accountability for These Problems, published in December 1998.
  • Report No. 97-68 Review of Bay Correctional Facility and Moore Haven Correctional Facility, published in April 1998.
  • Report No. 97-44 Review of the Potential for Privatizing Student Transportation, published in February 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, published in December 1997.
  • Report No. 97-06 Follow-up Report on the Review of Correctional Privatization, published in September 1997.
  • Report No. 96-69 Information Brief: Comparing Costs of Public and Private Prisons, published in March 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, published in November 1996.
  • Report No. 95-30 Florida Department of Transportation's Performance in Controlling Cost Overruns and Delays When Building Roads and Bridges, published in January 1996.
  • Report No. 95-12 Review of Correctional Privatization, published in November 1995.

Copies of this report in print or alternate accessible format may be obtained by telephone (850/488-0021), by FAX (850/487-9213), in person, or by mail (OPPAGA Report Production, Claude Pepper Building, Room 312, 111 W. Madison St., Tallahassee, FL 32399-1475).
e-mail address: oppaga@oppaga.fl.gov


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