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Inslee kicking off 'Results Washington' initiative Tuesday to promote Lean in agencies

OlympianSeptember 9, 2013 

Jay Inslee


Gov. Jay Inslee is moving closer to acting on a campaign promise to bring more efficiency – using Lean management –  to state government. The first-year governor’s press office says he’ll give details Tuesday during a news morning conference.

We previewed what’s ahead for Results Washington back in July when Inslee’s chief of staff Mary Alice Heuschel, state Auditor Troy Kelley and others spoke at a seminar about government management and efficiency in Olympia. A draft of the governor's concept is here.

Inslee's spokesmen say they are bringing in experts to train key staff in agencies in use of Lean. "It's safe to say this is going to be a very robust effort to train" staff, spokeswoman Jaime Smith said Monday.

Both Inslee, a Democrat, and Republican candidate Rob McKenna championed efficiency and use of Lean during last year’s campaigns for governor. But Inslee has been slow to deliver his promise of "disruptive" change, drawing criticism from state Republicans.

State government’s web site devoted to efficiency and accountability is here.














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