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Arkansas Workforce Strategy report proposes ways to train students for future careers

February 15, 2024 by Michael R. Wickline | Arkansas Democrat-Gazette The Arkansas Department of Education, in partnership with the Arkansas Department of Transformation and Shared Services, should lead the alignment of training and career pathways to ensure students learn applicable skills and competencies under one of four recommendations outlined in the Arkansas Workforce Strategy report released

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Personnel Management

Legislative panel signs off on revised performance pay system for state government’s executive branch employees

February 14, 2024 by Michael R. Wickline | Arkansas Democrat-Gazette An Arkansas legislative panel on Wednesday signed off on a revised performance pay system for state government’s executive branch employees in fiscal year 2024 that ends June 30. The Legislative Council’s personnel subcommittee recommended the Legislative Council review the state Department of Transformation and Shared Services’s

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Office of the Secretary

Legislative panel OKs consulting contract to help improve efficiencies of executive branch agencies

February 13, 2024 by Michael R. Wickline | Arkansas Democrat-Gazette An Arkansas legislative panel on Tuesday signed off on the state Department of Transformation and Shared Service’s consulting contract for up to $5.5 million to help the state’s 15 executive branch agencies become more efficient and improve services to Washington, D.C.-based McKinsey & Co. The Legislative

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Office of the Secretary

Arkansas awards Washington D.C. agency $5.5M contract to assist state’s executive branch agencies with efficiency

Job goes to D.C.-based firm February 9, 2024 by Michael R. Wickline, Arkansas Democrat-Gazette Gov. Sarah Huckabee Sanders’ administration has awarded an up to $5.5 million contract for a consultant to help the state’s 15 executive branch agencies become more efficient and improve services to Washington, D.C.-based McKinsey & Co. The contract will begin Feb. 19

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Building Authority

Sanders’ administration seeks consultant to help develop plans for state’s executive branch departments

Executive branch overhaul weighed January 7, 2024 by Michael R. Wickline / Arkansas Democrat-Gazette Arkansas Gov. Sarah Huckabee Sanders’ administration is seeking to hire a consultant to help develop plans for the state’s 15 executive branch departments detailing recommended organizational structures and potential costs and savings, and a revised state employee pay plan, a revised state

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Employee Benefits

2024 numbers of Medicare-eligible retirees in Arkansas’ public school, state employee health insurance plans with United Healthcare drug coverage consistent with 2023

January 2, 2024 by Michael R. Wickline / Arkansas Democrat-Gazette The share of Medicare-eligible retirees in Arkansas’ public school and state employee health insurance plans, who opted for group Medicare Advantage with prescription drug coverage through United Healthcare for calendar year 2024, has remained consistent with the share for calendar year 2023, according to the director

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Woolpert Contracted by USGS to Collect Aerial Lidar Data Across Eastern Arkansas for 3DEP

These data will be used to advance statewide priorities, including agriculture, flood-risk management, urban and regional planning, natural resources conservation, and critical mineral assessment. HOT SPRINGS, Ark. (Nov. 9, 2023) — The U.S. Geological Survey has tasked Woolpert with acquiring topographic Quality Level 1 lidar data and providing ground control survey across eastern Arkansas in support of

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State Crime Information Center is important agency

Newton County Times LITTLE ROCK – Law enforcement is predominately a duty of local governments, and the overwhelming majority of police officers in Arkansas work for cities and counties. However, state government does have 1,299 employees in the Department of Public Safety. There are 897 people working for the State Police. The Division of Emergency

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Office of the Secretary

Arkansas lawmakers approve agency personnel shifts, pay changes

by Michael R. Wickline | Arkansas Democrat-Gazette October 21, 2023 FILE — The state Capitol is shown in this undated file photo. Requests from several state agencies to create more than two dozen new positions in exchange for surrendering other vacant positions, as well as requests to boost the salaries of the Arkansas State Crime Laboratory’s chief

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OSP Procurement Forum

OSP is hosting a virtual Procurement Forum on October 30, from 1 – 3 pm. We will provide updates on procurement projects aimed at improving Arkansas procurement and providing more substantial guidance to State entities. Register for the Procurement Forum by visiting the event page at https://events.gcc.teams.microsoft.com/event/229c403a-6045-4097-86e5-c55137f8ce2d@5ec1d8f0-cb62-4000-b327-8e63b0547048 and clicking the “Register” button.

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