On October 3, 2018, former Governor Hutchinson announced his Transformation plan to reorganize the number of cabinet-level agencies from 42 to 15.
On April 11, 2019, the Transformation and Efficiencies Act of 2019 into law. This legislation took effect on July 1, 2019 and formed the Department of Transformation and Shared Services. Our transformation efforts are ongoing. In the first nine months of transformation, Departments have reported more than $26,750,000 in savings while still operating on existing budgets.