SHARE Email Facebook Twitter Efficiency, GO-TIME, Press Release Harrisburg, PA – The Governor’s Office of Transformation, Innovation, Management and Efficiency (GO-TIME) announced that the Pennsylvania Department of Labor & Industry, as part of its multi-phase space optimization initiative, has realized a net savings of more than $250,000 for the project’s first phase.This first phase included analyzing the changing office space needs in several of the department’s Harrisburg-area office locations, including 651 Boas Street and 333 Market Street.For many years the Treasury Department occupied 12,700 square feet of space in L&I’s Boas Street building, but over time and as Treasury operations shifted from manual to computer-based, less space was needed. Labor & Industry renovated Treasury’s footprint, reducing it to 3,600 square feet.In turn, the Unemployment Compensation Board of Review, which rented space in 333 Market Street, Harrisburg, was able to move into the vacated 9,100 square foot Treasury space, saving more than $250,000 annually in rent to the Department of General Services, which owns both the Market Street and Boas Street buildings.“Part of our charge – every day – is looking for efficiencies in our workplace,” said Labor & Industry Secretary Kathy Manderino. “With more than 5,000 employees in 191 offices around the state, space utilization and optimization are simply common sense initiatives to save money and create a positive, productive work environment for our staff. This GO-TIME project is a perfect example of an ongoing effort to keep efficiency and innovation top-of-mind at all times.”Subsequent phases of L&I’s space optimization GO-TIME initiative involve consolidating space in two additional Harrisburg office buildings and one storage facility in Scranton.The Governor’s Office of Transformation, Innovation, Management and Efficiency (GO-TIME) is working to modernize government operations in order to reduce costs and improve services. GO-TIME works with agencies to identify opportunities to share resources, collaborate and engage employees in transformation.To learn more about GO-TIME, visit https://www.governor.pa.gov/go-time/.Like Governor Tom Wolf on Facebook: Facebook.com/GovernorWolf September 07, 2016 GO-TIME: Labor & Industry Space Optimization Project Saving $250,000 Annually
Amidaus Professionals midfielder Yahaya Mohammed admits with determination he will surely book a place in Ghana’s final squad for the AFCON 2013 tournament in South Africa.The 24-year-old utility player is part of five locally based players who have been included in Coach James Kwesi Appiah’s 26-man provisional squad for a pre -tournament exercise in the United Arab Emirates (UAE).The former Nice midfielder currently leads the goal king race with nine goals after nine appearances, has won the hearts of most Ghanaian soccer fans with his overwhelming performance int the domestic league.“I will proof my worth in camp, even though my aim has been to play in the senior national team,so was surprised at the call up because I had never been invited for any of the black stars friendlies but I believe I will work for it. I am confident in myself, so even if just 20 players are to be selected, I will make the squad but when dropped, I won’t be disturbed.” He told Asempa sports.The Black Stars will play Egypt and Tunisia in two friendly matches during the training camp in Abu Dhabi.The final squad will then be named ahead of the CAF deadline of 10 days before the start of the competition. Ghana is drawn in Group B that will be based in Port Elizabeth alongside Mali, Niger and DR Congo.
Colombian town, Nobsa, celebrated the country’s return to the World Cup after a 16-year absence by staging a soccer match played entirely by sheep.Billed as the first soccer match played by sheep, the teams were split into two — one representing Colombia and the other World Cup hosts Brazil — the sheep were dressed in customized jerseys and named in honor of the actual stars that will take the field in a week’s time.Over 400 spectators cheered on the farmyard footballers, watch the four-legged footballers, who were trained for two weeks to recognize and kick a foam soccer ball through a rustic goalpost made of wooden logs.The final result was a 4-3 victory for Colombia, thanks to a goal in the final 50th minute by the mutton midfielder “James Rodriguez,” whose two-footed namesake plays for French club Monaco.