Toward an Improved Payroll Processing/Human Resources System for Cattaraugus County (Cattaraugus County) December 1999
Cattaraugus County engaged CGR to undertake a detailed strategic analysis of the purpose, current operations and future potential of five core infrastructure departments that affect virtually all other departments and functions of County government. The study resulted in specific practical and realistic recommendations for change, most of which have been implemented. Subsequently CGR has been hired twice to guide County officials in developing implementation plans for integrating specific administrative services.
The Economic Impact of New York State's Preferred Source Legislation (New York State Industries for the Disabled, Inc.) November 1999
Kent Gardner, Joseph Stefko
CGR assessed the economic impact of Human Services state agencies to purchase products from NYSID agencies. When reduced social service expenditures was balanced against the cost of the NYSID program, NYS taxpayers benefited.
Integrated Systems of Care for Children's Mental Health: A Technical Assistance Resource Book
This project included research into county models of integrated systems of care and the development of a technical assistance tool, Integrated Systems of Care for Children’s Mental Health: A Technical Assistance Resource Book, which included profiles of the models and common core elements. Based on this work, CGR staff held regional training sessions on the core elements needed to implement integrated systems of care, which were attended by staff and key stakeholders from more than 40 NY counties. Staff then worked directly with Herkimer, Wayne, Dutchess, and Clinton counties to further develop their integrated systems of care for youth with complex needs and their families.
Orleans County Preliminary Directions For Community Planning and Youth Asset Development: Inventory for Services, Community Perceptions, Issues and Data (Genesee/Orleans Integrated County Planning for Children, Youth and Families)
Donald Pryor, Sarah Boyce
Working in conjunction with the Genesee/Orleans Youth Bureau and with the Genesee and Orleans County Departments of Human Services, CGR coordinated their joint integrated planning project, and helped develop a comprehensive vision of the strengths, resources and services Genesee and Orleans County already had in place and those that needed to be enhanced to maintain sufficient resources for children and families. The study centered on six major themes or focus areas: economic security, physical and emotional health, education, citizenship, family, and community. Among other things, the study focused on the development of community assets needed by both children and families.
Analyzing Service Delivery Options: Town of Portland and Village of Brocton, NY February 1999
In 1992, the former Rural Services Institute at the State University of New York College at Fredonia began an analysis of municipal services in the Town of Portland and Village of Brocton, New York. Building on this initial project, CGR conducted a study to identify opportunities for delivering services in a more cost efficient manner without jeopardizing the effectiveness of these services. The study developed alternative service delivery options for the various governmental service areas identified by the study committee and an assessment of the implementation issues and cost savings from the various options.
The Fiscal Balance Among NYS Regions: NYS Fiscal Years Ended March 31, 1992-March 31, 1997 (GAIN of Metropolitan Rochester and NYC Office of Management and Budget) January 1999
CGR traced the revenue and expenditures of New York's $60 billion budget by region. Jointly funded by New York City and a Rochester group, the report summarizes trends in the geographic dispersion of revenue and expenditure for SFY 1992-1997.
Looking to the 21st Century: Improving the Return on Investment in Rochester's Human Services Delivery System (Human Services Return on Investment Leadership Team)
Donald Pryor, Patricia Malgieri, Kent Gardner
The goal of the Return on Investment (ROI) Project is to improve the community’s return on its investment in its people and human service systems. It aims to enhance human services outcomes of its citizens by shifting as many of our resources as possible from any inefficient administrative and overhead structures into the most cost effective direct provision of needed core services and programs. The emphasis of the first year of the project, and of this report, is on “Neighborhood-Based Youth and Family Services in the City of Rochester.” The report focuses on practical recommendations for change, and timetables and responsibilities for their implementation.
Athens Generating Project: An Assessment of the Project's Value to the Community and the Owner (Central Hudson Gas and Electric)
CGR assessed the fiscal & economic impacts of a planned gas-fired, 1,080 megawatt merchant power plant near the Hudson River in Greene County. The report provides local officials with guidance for PILOT negotiations with the developer.
Economic Assessment of Combined Lake Ontario Water Supply & Industrial Cooling
CGR was engaged to evaluate the impact of an environmentally-friendly system for cooling office and manufacturing buildings on new industrial development, local tax revenue and economic vitality in suburban Webster.
Evaluation of Job Creation Effectiveness of New York State Industrial Development Agencies
Mandated by NYS law, CGR was engaged to evaluate New York's industrial development agencies, assessing their effectiveness and exploring policy issues of concern to the Legislature.
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