A human resources audit of municipal employees must be conducted to ensure the most effective and financially responsible way of organizing the city’s management workforce.
I believe this is an urgent and critical issue for the new administration to take on. Streamlining and improving management is going to be a key part of budget reform.
I believe that the City of Chicago needs an independent forensic audit of all spending. In addition, we must conduct a thorough review of all government operations to make them more efficient.
This should include a thorough review of staffing at all levels to determine where to make reductions.
I am fundamentally in favor of promoting government efficiency and considering where realignments could save the city money without inappropriately diminishing services. I support having the Inspector General’s office conduct more program audits of city to help identify waste and inefficiency. The staffing structure should similarly be analyzed to examine the optimal number of personnel and units required to accomplish the goals and functions of City
government. It may make sense to merge departments as we consider the most efficient use of scarce public resources. Where upper and middle management is bloated we have the responsibility to make adjustments. I have already publicly suggested that we may be able to find $100 million in cuts, including middle management.
Establish a Maximum Manager to Employee ration applicable throughout city government and apply that standard without exception.
I know it is top heavy and know where to cut