CITYWIDE: OFFICE OF MANAGEMENT INITIATIVES (OMI)
As the City of Baltimore moves forward with efforts to reshape its municipal government, a need will develop to
vest an organizational entity with the responsibility for overseeing the development, implementation, and analysis of new management initiatives.
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OMI’s initial scope of work should include overseeing and evaluating potential managed competition efforts, serving as an organizational incubator for underperforming City operations or new administrative entities, continuing to leverage private sector involvement in City operations, identifying opportunities for mutually beneficial labor/management initiatives, and publicizing the City’s improvement efforts through regular reports on the progress of the City’s management initiatives and its operational performance.
While the financial impact of the implementation of this recommendation would be dependent upon the budgetary resources afforded this office and the extent of its scope of work, a quantifiable target should be established requiring OMI to make a minimum 10-to-1 return on investment ($10 in cost savings, revenue enhancement, or equivalent service improvements for every $1 required to operate OMI). The estimated financial impact and implementation costs included herein are based on the creation of an office with a $300,000 annual budget and a corresponding requirement that the office produce a minimum of $3,000,000 in financial and service benefits each year.