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Friday, May 25, 2007

Have a good Memorial Day weekend from Mr. Bass

To all:
As we enter this holiday weekend, let me first say "thank you" to everyone for all the hard work you continue to put into the Operational Reviews, which is in addition to your normal jobs and just plain conducting your life. Your commitment to coming up with innovative ideas to improve performance/efficiency relating to Energy, Fleet, Travel, Print, Receivables, Real Estate, Water, Solid Waste, Return-to-Work, Communications (data/voice) and Receivables is very much appreciated by the Executive and Legislative leaders.
As you already know, we are coming into the final stage of report generation. You, your team coordinators and the legislative leadership will soon be providing reports to the OpR Oversight team -- Delegate Saxman, Senator Stosch, Chief Emeritus Leighty and me. We will naturally be including Chief Turnage in this step given his new appointment. The OpR Oversight team will consider the contents and recommendations of each report, perhaps ask for some additional information or discussion with staff, then make recommendations as to what should be pursued. Given the "enterprise" nature of these reviews, implementation of any recommendation will certainly raise the bar even further in terms of collaboration and teamwork across the Commonwealth. Exciting times in Virginia!
Your participation has been such a blessing to the Commonwealth. You are experts, the topics are spot-on and the timing couldn't be better with the approach of budget season. Thank you very much for all you have done towards these reviews. I am very excited to see your final products -- as I'm sure the full OpR Oversight team is as well.
Have a good, safe weekend.
Tim

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