Mayor Richard J. Berry Recognizes This Week’s ESA Award Recipient
June 8, 2012
ALBUQUERQUE – The entire Environmental Health Strategic Support Division is the most recent recipient of the Mayor’s Efficiency, Stewardship and Accountability award. The division is receiving this award for saving the City of Albuquerque money and time by reorganizing, evaluating, and redistributing workflow.
The division created a new workflow system that automates and standardizes the purchase request, approval, and execution process. This system informs staff at each step of the approval process and generates a sequence of events resulting in the delivery of goods or services with reduced staff time to track procurements. The team also developed a budget tracking system that has led to real-time line item balances. This allows the entire department to meet regularly and create accurate spending plans.
The team quickly realized that money could be saved by revising telephone plans, and getting rid of vacant telephone lines. After a comprehensive review of their telephone system the division saved the entire Environmental Health Department about $30,000 per year. They are currently doing the same process on other operations within the department.
The Strategic Support division has defined a clear sense of direction for itself and is constantly working to ensure that both the Environmental Health Department and the City of Albuquerque are operating as smoothly as possible.
The Environmental Health Strategic Support Division consists of: Danny Nevarez, Terry Suarez, Darleen Munoz-Romero, Erica J. Garcia, Amy R. Gonzales, Suzan Hutchison, Elizabeth Jones, Noah Parraz, and Susan Malzahn.