GO-TIME Project Information for all Commonwealth Agencies FY 2015-2016 Administrationdata.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.
This dataset has the following 8 columns:
|Column Name||API Column Name||Data Type||Description||Sample Values|
|Agency||requesting_agency||text||Name of the Agency performing the project.|
Banking & Securities (DOBS)
Board of Probation & Parole (PBPP)
Community & Economic Development (DCED)view top 100
|Project Name||project_name||text||The name of the project.|
Reducing Audit Contract Expenses
Reducing Hardcopy Payroll Statements
Reducing Real Estate Costs for the Budget Office w/Telework-OB/OAS
Reducing Utility Bill Processing Costs
Reorganizing to Operate More Efficientlyview top 100
|Project Description||short_project_description||text||Short description of what the project will accomplish.|
Reducing the cost of printed employee payroll statements by enabling employees to view their statements online.
Reducing real estate costs by having staff share office workspaces and teleworking more often.
PA Liquor Control Board's utility bills are now paid electronically.
Reorganized functions previously performed by a recently retired staff member and avoided backfilling the position.
PSERS replaces carpeting in its offices at 5 N 5th Street on a 10-year cycle. The Agency purchased vinyl floor mats for use at each work station to enable it to delay the replacement of carpet. It is anticipated that the mats will provide an extra two years of life for the carpeting currently in place.view top 100
|Actual Net Savings||fy15_16_actual_net_savings||number||Total net savings on the project for the fiscal year associated to the row|
23316view top 100
|Status||state||text||Not Started/In Progress/On Hold/Completed/Cancelled|
Completedview top 100
|Non-Financial Benefit Categories||non_financial_benefit_categories||text||Describes 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.|
Increased Citizen Engagement
Improved Customer Service, Better Use of Resources - Efficiency - Consolidation
Improved Customer Service, Reduced Process Time, Better Use of Resources - Efficiency - Consolidation
Improved Customer Service, Increased Citizen Engagement, Reduced Process Time, Cross-Agency Collaboration, Better Use of Resources - Efficiency - Consolidation
Reduced Process Time, Better Use of Resources - Efficiency - Consolidationview top 100
|Cost Savings Type||cost_savings_type||text||Describes the type of cost savings achieved by a project, including cost avoidance, direct dollar savings, productivity savings and revenue generation or recovery.|
Cost Avoidance Direct Dollars Productivity
Cost Avoidance Productivity
Direct Dollars Revenue/Recovery
Noneview top 100
|Fiscal Year||fiscal_year||text||Fiscal Year of the data in the row|
FY 2015-2016view top 100