DEPARTMENT OF RECREATION AND PARKS:
ADMINISTRATIVE STAFFING CONSOLIDATION
The Department has an unnecessarily large contingent of administrative staff due to inefficient computer and administrative procedures that necessitate repetitive manual processes and reviews.
Review the workload of administrative clerks and eliminate duplicative administrative processes and functions through the consolidation of positions.
Cost Savings, Organizational
Recreation and Parks
Estimated Annual Impact:
$80,000 – $120,000
Estimated Implementation Costs:
Barriers to Implementation:
90 – 180 days
Review administrative procedures, identify and eliminate overlaps, and redistribute administrative workloads across fewer positions. Begin making better use of automated systems to minimize repetitive manual processes.
The Department’s Administrative Direction and Control unit is staffed by 24 full time personnel. Of those 24 positions, 14 positions are classified as secretaries, assistants, typists, or word processing operators. This represents an unusually large contingent of administrative support staff given the mid- and upper-level management staffing levels.
Assuming that the cost of a FTE clerical position is $30,000 in salary and $10,000 in benefits, the savings per FTE is $40,000 per year. Improving and streamlining current procedures could enable the consolidation of responsibilities and a reduction of at least two to three staff members within this unit.