5S training on March 19 open for registration.
Available to state employees, hosted by the Ohio Quality Network.
· More about 5S
· Register Online
Motor carriers will receive needed credentials from PUCO up to 80% faster
February 27, 2014
To ensure road safety, PUCO requires annual registration of motor carriers. Staff used Kaizen to transform the registration process, making it far better for customers and staff alike....
Law enforcement will get crucial crime-scene information up to 43% faster
February 20, 2014
· Report-Out Presentation
Ohio law enforcement and staff will get faster IT support from the AG's Office
February 12, 2014
Quick access to information is crucial to law enforcement. That's why improvements to the AG's IT support process will further strengthen efforts to safeguard Ohioans....
UPDATE Aircraft registrations being processed in just 7 business days – compared to 275 days before Kaizen.
February 4, 2014
One process and one application will speed up licensure, certification, and renewal
December 9, 2013
Mental health and addiction services providers will be able to complete one consolidated application for all services offered when applying or renewing their licensure or certification...
Lean government initiative to fund local improvement
November 19, 2013
Cleveland Plain Dealer: A state initiative meant to weed out waste in government, increase efficiency and provide better service is being extended to training for local government officials. The new Local Government Efficiency Program, kicked off Monday at Cleveland State University, will provide scholarships for leaders from Ohio's cities, counties and school districts...
Improvement on local level gets big boost with new program
November 18, 2013
The new Local Government Efficiency Program will fund scholarships for local government leaders to attend a public-sector training program at local colleges, universities, and other certified partners throughout Ohio. And grant funding will be provided to local governments to learn and use Lean Six Sigma to improve processes...
· Additional info from the Ohio Development Services Agency
Faster licensing to benefit nurses
November 13, 2013
Faster licensing will allow new nurses to work for their employers up to 19 weeks sooner -- while allowing nurses who are already licensed to renew in one-tenth the time...
Do you have the LeanOhio Information Kit?
November 12, 2013
The new LeanOhio Information Kit covers all aspects of Lean, Kaizen, and Six Sigma in Ohio state government. Download the whole kit or separate sections...
The move to a better home will be easier and faster for nursing home residents
November 6, 2013
When a nursing home is unexpectedly closed or terminated, residents and their families are put in a difficult position. The new relocation process puts residents first while ensuring communication and coordination among all agency staff...
Medicaid will see quicker delivery of essential products and services
October 7, 2013
Contracting has a big impact on operations at the Ohio Department of Medicaid. So when a team of employees was chartered to streamline the contract workflow process, they dug deep and achieved significant results...
Stay up to date on the latest LeanOhio progress
September 3, 2013
The monthly LeanOhio Activity and Results Report tracks numeric progress in five areas: Major Kaizen events facilitated by DAS, requests for services completed by LeanOhio...
Claimants will receive their funds up to 150 days faster
September 3, 2013
The Unclaimed Funds unit safeguards money that sits unclaimed in banks, credit unions, and elsewhere. The office disburses the funds when people show that they are the rightful owners -- a process that will unfold up to 150 days faster...
State purchasing leans up and speeds up
August 23, 2013
Agencies were using their own approaches for purchasing commodities. A team used Kaizen to create a single streamlined approach that will process purchase orders 77% faster...
Taxpayers to get tax appeal decisions 245 days faster on average
August 23, 2013
The Board of Tax Appeals has a nonstop workload. Efficiency is key, but so is thoroughness. So a BTA Kaizen team went to work, cutting the average tax-appeals process time nearly in half...
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