5.3 Consolidate Functions for Cost Savings
Why is consolidating functions important?
The Department of Commerce is organized into 12 major bureaus and offices. They have different programs but all require human resources, acquisition, information technology and facility services. The Department aims to provide these mission support functions more efficiently by implementing Enterprise Services, a shared services business model. Under the shared services construct, centralized management of many mission support functions will increase the efficiency of transactional operations and save millions of dollars for taxpayers. Enterprise Services will also increase the bureaus' capacity for accomplishing their core mission.
Strategic Objective 5.3 Progress Update
By consolidating acquisition and hiring functions, millions of dollars in unnecessary expenses are avoided
100% satisfaction with Enterprise Services acquisitions
President's Management Agenda - Goal 5 Sharing Quality Services
"The Federal Government will establish a strategic government-wide framework for improving the effectiveness and efficiency of administrative services by 2020, leading to continual improvements in performance and operation cost savings of 20% annually at scale - or an estimated $2 billion over the next 10 years."