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
LINCOLN, New Zealand, (CMC) – Assistant coach Roddy Estwick believes West Indies fast bowlers will have a critical role to play if the Caribbean side are to make an impact in the two-Test series against the Black Caps starting next month.Coming off the recent Zimbabwe tour where spinners were vital because of the slow, turning tracks, Estwick said the conditions in New Zealand provided the opportunity for the Windies attack to show their quality.“Obviously the spinners played a bigger role in Zimbabwe because the pitches were low and slow and the ball spun quite a bit,” Estwick said following Sunday’s second day of the three-day tour match against New Zealand A.“Here in New Zealand the ball bounces a lot more and carries through a lot more to the keeper, so you expect your fast bowlers to really do the bulk of the bowling.“It was a good that the fast bowlers got a run out [on Sunday]. You’re trying to cover all your bases depending on which pitch turns up in the first Test match.”Frontline pacers Shannon Gabriel, Kemar Roach and captain Jason Holder all turned in solid shifts while Miguel Cummins and the uncapped Raymon Reifer also impressed, as the hosts were dismissed for 231 in their first innings at the Bert Sutcliffe Oval.West Indies had declared at their overnight 451 for nine.Estwick said it was important for the pace attack to use the outing to familiarise themselves with conditions, ahead of the Test series.“They’re trying to get accustomed to the conditions, the different lines and different lengths you have to bowl,” he explained.“The pitches are completely different to what we encountered in Zimbabwe so all in all it was a very good day.”West Indies arrived here last week on a quest to win their first series on New Zealand soil in 22 years. They beat minnows Zimbabwe, 1-0, in a two-Test series in Bulawayo last month, to win their third Test in eight outings this year.Estwick said the Windies’ performances had been improving steadily, and this had been in part owed to the outstanding work from the seamers.“The fast bowlers have gone well for the last year. During that time you would realise we’ve won a Test match in every series so the fast bowlers have been doing a decent job,” he contended.“What we have to try and do now is look to do even better in this series, so the fast bowlers are going to be very, very important. The thing about it is to get some miles in their legs, make sure they’re up and ready to go at New Zealand from ball one.”The first Test gets underway at the Basin Reserve in Wellington on December 1.
IAAF WORLD CHAMPIONSHIPSÂ Former 100 metres world record holder Donovan Bailey has backed Usain Bolt to bow out in triumph at the IAAF World Championships starting on Saturday in London despite his slow buildup to the athletics showpiece.Bolt logged his season best of 9.95 seconds just over a week ago in Monaco, a time beaten by a raft of sprinters this year.But the 30-year-old Jamaican is still raging favourite to win his fourth 100m World title, and with good reason, according to former world and Olympic champion Bailey.“Anyone that bets against Bolt at a major championship isn’t smart,” the Jamaica-born Canadian told Reuters at the weekend.“Those athletes have to have a mistake-free race to make (the 100m final) interesting,” he said of Bolt’s rivals.Bolt is currently ranked joint seventh with arch-rival Justin Gatlin on the year’s top timesheet which is headed by world leader and American NCAA champion Christian Coleman.Coleman ran 9.82 seconds in Eugene, Oregon last month.Bolt’s Jamaican training partner Yohan Blake is second on the list with 9.90, ahead of South African Akani Simbine (9.92) and Americans Cameron Burrell and Christopher Belcher.Former Trinidad and Tobago sprinter Ato Boldon, who won the 200m World Championship in 1997, thinks only Blake has a chance to spoil world record holder Bolt’s party in London.“If Blake is healthy, he can be a real threat to Bolt. I don’t know that anyone else this year has shown me that they can be better than Bolt in the last 50m,” Boldon told Reuters.Bolt, who has won eight Olympic and 11 world championship gold medals, is planning to quit the track after competing in the 100m and 4x100m relay in London.Boldon, a four-times Olympic medallist, said there could be no debate about the world’s greatest ever sprinter.“There isn’t anyone who can say that he (Bolt) has not been the best ever,” he said.“Jesse Owens was the most important, Carl Lewis made sprinting profitable, but Bolt is the GOAT (greatest of all time).”Share this:FacebookRedditTwitterPrintPinterestEmailWhatsAppSkypeLinkedInTumblrPocketTelegram