In the public sector, money saved can be defined as the difference between the cost of providing a service or program before and after process improvement. This can include savings from reduced labor costs, reduced materials costs, or reduced costs associated with inefficiencies or waste in existing processes. Some ways to define money saved in the public sector include:
It is important to remember that measuring savings in the public sector can be complex, as it often involves multiple factors and can be influenced by external factors such as budget constraints, political priorities, and legal requirements.
Time saved in the public sector refers to the reduction in the amount of time required to complete a task or process as a result of process improvement. This can include time saved by employees, time saved by citizens, or time saved by the organization as a whole. Some ways to define time saved in the public sector include:
Measuring time saved can be done by tracking the time required to complete a task or process before and after a process improvement, and calculating the difference. This can be done by gathering data through employee surveys, customer feedback, or other forms of data collection. Time saved can also be measured by the number of customers served, the number of requests handled or the number of transactions processed per day or per hour.
It is important to note that, measuring time saved can be complex, as it often involves multiple factors and can be influenced by external factors such as budget constraints, political priorities, and legal requirements.
Efficient service delivery refers to the ability of the County agencies to provide high-quality services to citizens in a timely, cost-effective, and accessible manner. This can be achieved through a variety of means, such as streamlining and improving processes, and implementing technology solutions.
Any county employee can submit an idea.
We will vet the idea with the respective agency leadership + employee for consideration. You will have an opportunity to pitch your idea to the agency leadership. If the idea gets an approval nod, the lead agency will be asked to complete an invitation-only detailed application for funding consideration.
The Smart Government Fund Committee will review the ideas and make the funding decisions. The Office of Data & Innovation provides staff support to the SGF committee as non-voting members.
Salt Lake County’s independent service providers and contractors are not eligible to apply directly but can partner with a County agency to seek funding from SGF Fund.
There’s no deadline. Idea submission is open 24/7 and 365 days a year.
The SGF committee will meet on a quarterly basis. Ad-hoc meetings can be scheduled to expedite the funding decisions.
Yes! The maximum amount you can request is $100,000.