The current economic climate has created budgetary challenges for all agencies of the Commonwealth of Virginia. “The [budget] plan calls for cuts averaging 4 percent across all agencies, with the specific cuts yet to be determined. Higher education will be cut an average of 3.3 percent.”The Governor has also directed that the use of contractors be reduced and state employees be used in their stead.While this is the directive the Governor has also directed agencies to increase the use of Small, Women-owned and Minority (SWaM) firms and “Microbussiness” from 40% of applicable commodity code contract value to 42%.
As a Virginia SWaM and Microbusiness, Cousins & Associates, Inc. enables agencies to “Do More, Efficiently” to address these challenges and directives by delivering sustainable changes 20% faster, avoiding 22% of the costs when compared to tying up in-house recourses.
While immediate action is required to support the Governor’s proposed budget changes, short term strategies will not address the reoccurring need to “Do More, Efficiently”.
Cousins & Associates, Inc.’s delivers sustainable change allowing organizations to “Do More, Efficiently” through continuous improvements to internal processes.
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By engaging Cousins & Associates using our ACT Process® and roadmap, long term strategic changes will be identified, assessed and implemented with measurable outcomes providing continuous feedback and management involvement.
The process is simple to engage Cousins & Associates, Inc. and includes the following steps:
Identify Critical Operations
Conduct a fast high level assessment to identify high value processes
ACT Process® Proposal
30/60/90 Day Plan
Execute a Shared Risk Agreement
When partnering with Cousins & Associates, Inc. you are engaging more than 30 years of experience working with state and federal agencies, large and small commercial organizations.
A partnership with Cousins & Associates, Inc will deliver:
Support for the Governor's budget proposal to the General Assembly;
A plan to reduce contractor services while increasing SWaM and Microbusiness participation;
Sustainable budget improvements with operational efficiency with a partner that consistently delivers 22% Cost Avoidance and 20% Faster Project Delivery.