Efficiencies/Technology

Technology Task Force Reports to Commission
Gwinnett County Press Release

Posted March 23, 2011
On Tuesday, March 17, Gwinnett County officials received the final report from a task force set up last fall to explore how technology improvements can create efficiencies, increase productivity, expand partnerships, and/or create costs savings in the local government. The Excellence Through Innovation (ETI) project is a follow-up effort to the Engage Gwinnett citizens committee that reported its findings on County operations and budget issues a year ago.

To find out more about the final report, click here to read the Gwinnett County press release.


Gwinnett County Increases Efficiency by Purchasing Testing Software
Gwinnett County Press Release

Posted March 11, 2011
Gwinnett County has purchased an automated software testing tool that will let the County’s information technology staff test new software programs and upgrades without hiring more staff or consultants to do the work. Gwinnett is automating many manual processes as it seeks to cut costs and operate more efficiently. This new software will increase the productivity in the IT department, as well as other departments that need to be involved in testing, and help meet schedule commitments for deploying new software.

To find out more about the County’s new testing software, please read the Gwinnett County press release by clicking here.


County Uses Stimulus Funds to Help Cut Energy Spending
Gwinnett County Press Release

Posted March 11, 2011
Gwinnett County is putting federal stimulus funds to work on four major projects aimed at reducing the energy costs of County operations. Gwinnett received $7.3 million in August 2009 from the U.S. Department of Energy to implement ways to conserve energy resources and create or retain jobs.

To find out more about these energy saving projects, please read the Gwinnett County press release by clicking here.


Paperless Agendas Save the County Money
Gwinnett County Recommendation Update

Posted February 15, 2011
Coinciding with the first commission meeting of 2011, the Gwinnett County Board of Commissioners began using an electronic agenda process. This initiative will save the County approximately $5,000. Commissioners now read the agenda and pages of backup on laptops during the meetings instead of flipping through paper-filled binders.

To view the most recent agendas, please click here.

Gwinnett Daily Post also published a story about this money-saving initiative. To read the full article, please click here.


Graves Park is Going Greener
Gwinnett County Press Release

Posted November 18, 2010
Graves Park will get more than 1,900 new trees under a reforestation contract that Gwinnett commissioners awarded Tuesday to low bidder Tri Scapes, Inc. The project follows recommendations made by the Engage Gwinnett citizens committee last spring. The committee said the County should use SPLOST funds to make park renovations that will reduce operating costs like mowing and irrigation.

To find out more about this cost-saving project, please read the Gwinnett County press release by clicking here.

Technology Task Force Studies County Operations
Gwinnett County Press Release

Posted November 4, 2010
Local business leaders will join with Gwinnett County officials to explore how technology can help increase the local government’s effectiveness, efficiency, and innovation. The Excellence Through Innovation project is one result of the Engage Gwinnett citizens committee that examined County operations and made budget recommendations to the Board of Commissioners last spring.

To find out more about the Excellence Through Innovation project, please read the Gwinnett County press release by clicking here.


Gwinnett Nets Power Savings
Gwinnett County Press Release

Posted September 30, 2010
Back in April 2009, Gwinnett County hired a consultant to analyze its electricity accounts and recommend ways to reduce the $22 million it was spending to power its offices, courtrooms, water and sewer systems, traffic and street lights, computers, sports fields, the jail, the prison and other County facilities.

Since December 2009, this effort has produced ongoing savings of over $250,000. These ongoing savings are expected to increase to over $500,000 for the year. In addition, Gwinnett County has received one-time savings, due to refunds, of over $75,000. A number of additional refunds are presently being reviewed that, if realized, will increase this figure.

To find out more about how Gwinnett County is saving money by saving power, please read the Gwinnett County press release by clicking here.


Gwinnett Powers Down to Save Energy
Gwinnett County Press Release

Posted August 27, 2010
More computers, monitors, and printers than usual may be turned off in Gwinnett County government offices this weekend as employees participate in a national Power IT Down event to save energy. Last year, 5,600 people participated.This year, more than 11,000 people have registered so far. Event sponsors estimate that each person who participates will save an average of 13 kilowatt-hours of electricity overnight, with greater savings this year because the event falls at the start of a weekend.

To find out more about Power IT Down and to register, please read the Gwinnett County press release by clicking here.


County Establishes Commute Resource Program
Gwinnett County Press Release

Posted August 25, 2010
Gwinnett officials held a press conference for Department of Transportation’s GC Smart Commute program on Aug. 24. The program provides a resource for Gwinnett residents to view live traffic feeds of heavily-traveled intersections and corridors to plan their daily commute.

GC Smart Commute is currently available for citizens 24/7 at www.gcsmartcommute.com and on TVgwinnett through Gwinnett government access cable channels, weekdays between 6:30am and 8:30am and again between 4:00pm and 6:00pm.

To learn more about GC Smart Commute, please view the Gwinnett County press release by clicking here.


Gwinnett County Lean Methods Certification to Buffy Alexzulian, Tax Assessor’s DivisionPerformance Analysis Division
Gwinnett County Board of Commissioners Award Presentation

Posted July 13, 2010
In 2009, Gwinnett County developed the Lean Methods Certification Program through the Performance Analysis Division. This program is designed to implement the Lean Methodology to improve County government operations by eliminating waste and ensuring added values for its customers. The certification process includes a three-day Lean Methods course, a final exam, and completion of a final project.

To learn about how Buffy Alexzulian with the Department of Financial Services facilitated the first Lean Methods project in the Tax Assessor’s Office, please click here.


Gwinnett County Realizes Significant Gains in Productivity and Cost Savings
Agile Technologies Press Release

Posted: June 23, 2010
In an effort to maximize justice data sharing and save Gwinnett taxpayers money, Gwinnett County entered into a multi-year project with Agile Technologies and Metatomix. The purpose of the project was to simplify the current processes, facilitate data movement, and govern data access.

To read more on this technology implementation, please view the Agile Technologies press release by clicking here.

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