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
Search engine giant Google has tendered an apology to Prime Minister Narendra Modi after his images emerged in its search results for ‘Top 10 Criminals’.“It definitely troubles us. This is not reflective of our opinion. We apologise for this. We are working to prevent such expected results,” said Google.“Sometimes, the way images are described on the internet can yield surprising results to specific queries. We apologise for any confusion or misunderstanding this has caused. We’re continually working to improve our algorithms to prevent unexpected results like this,” Google said.#Top10Criminals was among the top trends on Tuesday morning and triggered a rage among Modi followers. The list also features many others including former U.S. President George Bush along with hardcore criminals and terrorists of the world.A disclaimer by Google also appears when ‘top 10 criminals is typed in Google image search, “These results don’t reflect Google’s opinion or our beliefs; our algorithms automatically matched the query to web pages with these images.”Google said that results to the query “top 10 criminals in India” was due to a British daily which had an image of Mr. Modi and erroneous metadata. It said that in this case, the image search results were drawn from multiple news articles with images of Mr. Modi and his statements with regard to politicians with criminal background. The spokesperson added that the news articles do not link Mr. Modi to criminal activity, and the words just appeared in close proximity to each other.