GO-TIME Project Information for all Commonwealth Agencies FY 2015-2016 Administration

data.pa.gov | Last Updated 19 Jul 2017

This dataset contains information about individual projects by state agencies through the Governor’s Office of Transformation, Innovation, Management and Efficiency (GO-TIME). Data includes the project name, agency, description, status, cost savings type, non-financial benefits and net savings for the 2015-16 fiscal year. The projects are intended to produce cost savings, efficiency gains, service improvements and other benefits. State agencies are able to reinvest their savings into programs and to offset rising costs in other areas. These efforts have resulted in over $156 million in savings in the 2015-16 fiscal year, exceeding the Governor’s goal of $150 million in savings. With this success, the Governor has now challenged GO-TIME to achieve $500 million in savings by 2020. GO-TIME uses a standard methodology to calculate cost savings and a project management tool to track agency cost savings estimates and monitor the progress of initiatives on a quarterly basis, ensuring that cost savings are accurately captured and savings goals are achieved. Actual or estimated expenses are subtracted from savings to determine net project savings. Savings within each year are prorated based on the date of project implementation, with project costs taken in full in the year in which they are incurred. This data is also published and searchable on the https://www.governor.pa.gov/go-time/ website.

Tags: gotime, transformation, innovation, management, efficiency, projects, savings, go-time

This dataset has the following 8 columns:

Column NameAPI Column NameData TypeDescriptionSample Values
Agencyrequesting_agencytextName of the Agency performing the project.
Project Nameproject_nametextThe name of the project.
Project Descriptionshort_project_descriptiontextShort description of what the project will accomplish.
Actual Net Savingsfy15_16_actual_net_savingsnumberTotal net savings on the project for the fiscal year associated to the row
StatusstatetextNot Started/In Progress/On Hold/Completed/Cancelled
Non-Financial Benefit Categoriesnon_financial_benefit_categoriestextDescribes the non-financial benefits of a project, including improved customer service, increased citizen engagement, reduced processing time, cross-agency collaboration, better use of resources (efficiency, consolidation) and leveraging enterprise data sharing and integration.
Cost Savings Typecost_savings_typetextDescribes the type of cost savings achieved by a project, including cost avoidance, direct dollar savings, productivity savings and revenue generation or recovery.
Fiscal Yearfiscal_yeartextFiscal Year of the data in the row