GO-TIME: Department of Corrections Saves $500,000 by Reducing Inmate Transportation Costs

first_img SHARE Email Facebook Twitter GO-TIME: Department of Corrections Saves $500,000 by Reducing Inmate Transportation Costs Like Governor Tom Wolf on Facebook: Facebook.com/GovernorWolf Criminal Justice Reform,  Efficiency,  GO-TIME,  Government That Works,  Press Release Harrisburg, PA – The Department of Corrections is saving more than $500,000 a year in transportation costs by temporarily relocating inmates receiving radiation treatment to a single facility.“Here is another example of how my administration is making government more efficient and saving taxpayer dollars,” Governor Wolf said. “From our prisons to our mailrooms, we’re focused on changing the way business is conducted to assure taxpayer dollars are spent wisely, redundancies are eliminated and customer interactions – in-person, online and by phone – at all levels are improved.”In 2015, the DOC began consolidating inmate radiation treatment cases at the State Correctional Institution at Somerset.Relocating inmates from throughout the DOC to this prison during the course of their radiation treatments reduces the costs associated with transporting inmates to various medical facilities across the state.Through an agreement with Somerset Hospital, DOC inmates are transferred from other state prisons to SCI Somerset where they are then transported – on an out-patient basis – to the local hospital to receive their radiation treatments, resulting in a cost savings for taxpayers.“DOC officials again prove that government works and that it works at saving taxpayer money.  This consolidation of inmates uses DOC resources, specifically transportation officers and vehicles, more efficiently,” Corrections Secretary John Wetzel said.  “It is so effective that we have already achieved an annual net savings of $528,600.”This initiative was one of several concepts submitted by the DOC to the Governor’s Office of Transformation, Innovation, Modernization and Efficiency (GO-TIME), created by Gov. Tom Wolf in 2015.  GO-TIME leverages inter-agency coordination and collaboration to maximize efficiency, modernize state government operations and provide the highest quality services.Dr. Paul Noel, clinical services director for the DOC’s Bureau of Health Care Services, and his staff identified the savings and partnered with SCI Somerset Superintendent Trevor Wingard and his employees, Wetzel said.“I am extremely proud of our employees who are committed to providing appropriate care to our inmates in a fiscally responsible way,” he said.DOC staff reviewed all off-site trips for this specific medical treatment and determined that housing inmates at one facility would improve efficiencies and reduce transportation costs.Between April 2015 and April 2016, 491 inmates were treated at SCI Somerset. By moving a number of cases to SCI Somerset, officials discovered that the number of trips could be reduced through consolidation, and the need for lengthy trips would be reduced.  Some trips were averaging 4½ hours in length due to the location of the prison from the medical facility.GO-TIME works with agencies, boards and commissions to identify opportunities to share resources, collaborate and engage employees in transformation. GO-TIME also seeks partnerships with external entities to bring new ideas and best practices into state government.To date, GO-TIME has identified over 200 projects with cost savings and other benefits, putting the office well on its way to meeting Governor Wolf’s goal of saving $150 million in the 2015-16 fiscal year. Pennsylvanians can track GO-TIME’s progress at https://governor.pa.gov/go-time/. May 09, 2016last_img read more

Suarez Navarro credits Henin for old-school fightback

first_imgThey have faced each other seven times before with Wozniacki leading 5-2. Both of Suarez Navarro’s wins have come on her favourite clay.Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next OSG plea to revoke ABS-CBN franchise ’a duplicitous move’ – Lacson Steam emission over Taal’s main crater ‘steady’ for past 24 hours LATEST STORIES “I saw a lot of matches from her. Yeah, she was one of my favourite players when I grew up.”Two breaks down in the second set, the Spanish former world number six used all her experience, patience and court craft to grind her way back against a nervous Kontaveit who was trying to reach her first Grand Slam quarter-final.“Maybe we can open a little bit more the court with the angle,” said Navarro of being one the last of a dying breed of single-handed players.Kontaviet failed to cope with the unusual problems created by Suarez Navarro’s clever shot-making, changes of pace and spin.The Estonian’s power game that had brought 22 winners in a dominant opening set then unravelled in a dramatic second set.ADVERTISEMENT Jiro Manio arrested for stabbing man in Marikina View comments OSG plea to revoke ABS-CBN franchise ’a duplicitous move’ – Lacson Newsome sets focus on helping Bolts open new PBA season on right track Almazan vows to comeback stronger after finals heartbreak SEA Games 2019: Charly Suarez stops Burmese foe, advances to boxing semi PLAY LIST 03:22SEA Games 2019: Charly Suarez stops Burmese foe, advances to boxing semi04:07SEA Games: John Marvin 1st Filipino boxer to crash out, bows to Vietnam bet03:47PH’s Charly Suarez boxing lightweight final (HIGHLIGHTS)02:14Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard02:56NCRPO pledges to donate P3.5 million to victims of Taal eruption00:56Heavy rain brings some relief in Australia02:37Calm moments allow Taal folks some respite03:23Negosyo sa Tagaytay City, bagsak sa pag-aalboroto ng Bulkang Taal01:13Christian Standhardinger wins PBA Best Player awardcenter_img Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. MOST READ Michael Porter Jr. stays patient as playing time increases Spain’s Carla Suarez Navarro celebrates after defeating Anett Kontaveit of Estonia in their fourth round match at the Australian Open tennis championships in Melbourne, Australia Sunday, Jan. 21, 2018. (AP Photo/Dita Alangkara)Carla Suarez Navarro used the only one-handed backhand left in the women’s draw to mighty effect Sunday as she reached the quarterfinals of the Australian Open for the third time.The Spanish world number 39 came from a set and 4-1 down to register a 4-6, 6-4, 8-6 win over Anett Kontaveit with a delightful display of her old-school tennis she says is inspired by Justine Henin.ADVERTISEMENT The 32nd seed had one more chance to serve for the match at 5-4 in the third, but again collapsed with the finish line in sight.Wozniacki nextAfter despatching French Open champion Jelena Ostapenko in the third round Kontaveit gave no hint of the meltdown to come, oozing confidence in the early stages.The 22-year-old unleashed the shot of the match — a scarcely believable running forehand pass around the net post — on her way to taking the first set 6-4 in 42 minutes.When a bullet-like backhand gave her a second break of to go 4-1 up in the next it seemed she had one hand in the quarterfinal. Instead it was the old-style one-handed play of Suarez Navarro that fashioned a famous comeback to put her into a third quarter-final at Melbourne, nine years after her first. Her reward is a clash with an old foe — world number two Caroline Wozniacki.The Danish second seed ruthlessly routed Slovakia’s 19th seed Magdalena Rybarikova 6-3, 6-0 — taking 11 of the last 12 games in handing out a tennis masterclass.READ: Wozniacki into Aussie Open quarterfinal vs Suarez Navarro“We play a lot of times together,” Suarez Navarro said of Wozniacki. “I know how she plays. I know how tough she is. Will be a really tough match. She’s fighting every ball.” Spence dominates Peterson to retain IBF welterweight title READ: Suarez Navarro rallies into Australian Open quarterfinalThe Belgian former number one was renowned for having one of the greatest backhands in the game. FEATURED STORIESSPORTSTim Cone, Ginebra set their sights on elusive All-Filipino crownSPORTSGinebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup titleSPORTSAfter winning title, time for LA Tenorio to give back to Batangas folkSuarez Navarro, who reached the Australian Open last eight in 2009 and two years ago, was asked how much of an influence Henin had been.“I think a lot because we don’t have too many players with one-handed backhands,” she said.  Nonito Donaire vs Naoya Inoue is BWAA 2019 Fight of the Yearlast_img read more

Shaban Lubega: PML Daily Premier League team of the Week 35

first_imgWijnaldum scored the opener as Liverpool beat Cardiff 2-0 on Sunday. (Agency Photo)Liverpool returned to the top of the Premier League table with a 2-0 victory away to Cardiff City on Sunday. A goal each by Georginio Wijnaldum and James Milner saw the Red leap-frog Man City who had a day earlier defeated Tottenham Hotspurs 1-0, back to the league summit.Liverpool have now accumulated 88 points, two ahead of City who still have a game in hand.In the battle for third and fourth, all of Man United (6th), Arsenal (4th) and Tottenham (3rd) lost their weekend’s fixtures as United were humiliated 4-0 by Everton while Arsenal went down 3-2 at home to Crystal Palace. Chelsea who are 5th have a chance to go third when they host Burnley on Monday night.Tottenham have 67 points, Arsenal 66, level with Chelsea while Man United still have 64.Elsewhere, there were victories for Watford, Fulham and Newcastle this past weekend. Watford defeated Huddersfield 2-1, Fulham were 1-0 winners away to Bournemouth while Newcastle beat Southampton 3-1.Here are the XI players who stood out for me this past weekend.GK: Ederson (Man City)Made up to four top-notch saves and kept a clean sheet as City defeated Tottenham 1-0 on Saturday.RB: Aaron Wan-Bissaka (Crystal Palace)Wan-Bissaka made eight interceptions in Palace’s win at Arsenal; the most of any player on Match-Day 35.LB: Lucas Digne (Everton)Outstanding on the day and also had time to score one of the goals as Everton beat Man United 4-0 on Sunday.CB: Shane Duffy (Brighton)After a run of losses, Brighton needed to be strong at he back if they are to get anything away to Wolves and it was Duffy who came up with the goods in defence as they drew 0-0 at the Molineux.CB: Aymeric Laporte (Man City)After his struggles in mid-week, Laporte produced his usual strong and assured performance in City’s 1-0 win at home to Spurs on Saturday.MF: Georginio Wijnaldum (Liverpool)Wijnaldum scored Liverpool’s opener in the 2-0 win at Cardiff.MF:   Gylfie Sigurdsson  (Everton)Sigurdsson scored once and also created more chances than any other player (4), on the pitch.MF: Phil Foden (Man City)Eighteen-year-old Foden scored his first Premier League goal for Manchester City in the 1-0 win at home to Tottenham on Saturday.FW: Ayoze Perez (Newcastle United)The Newcastle striker scored a hat-trick from just three shots in the 3-1 win at home to Southampton.FW: Wilfred Zaha (Crystal Palace)Zaha scored one and also created three chances for Palace in their 3-2 win at Arsenal.FW: Gerrard Deulofue  (Watford)Scored a brace as Watford defeated Huddersfield 2-1 away from home on Saturday afternoon.Comments Tags: premier league team of the weektoplast_img read more