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State agencies recognized for cost savings


ST. PAUL, Minn. (KTTC) -- Gov. Mark Dayton has recognized dozens of state employees for saving taxpayers millions of dollars.

Fifty employees from 10 state agencies were honored. The Metropolitan Council is among them. The agency saves $7.9 million a year, mostly through energy-saving lighting and other green projects.

Agencies Recognized

Energy Savings Initiative
Metropolitan Council
Cost Savings: $7.9 million annually
Managing By Results
Minnesota Department of Human Services
Cost Savings: $1.8 million annually
Measurement System for Clean Water Funds
Minnesota Pollution Control Agency, Minnesota Department of Health, Minnesota Department of Natural Resources, Metropolitan Council, Board of Water and Soil Resources, Minnesota Public Facilities Authority, and University of Minnesota
Cost Savings: estimated $8-10 million annually
e-Services for Business Taxpayers
Minnesota Department of Revenue
Cost Savings: $400,000 annually
Reducing Pressure Ulcer Wounds for Veterans
Minnesota Department of Veterans Affairs
Quality Outcome: Reduced rate of pressure ulcer wounds by more than half
Enterprise Lean Program
Tom Baumann, Minnesota Department of Administration
More than 300 reform events, each resulting in average time savings of 66% and average cost savings of over $105,000
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