Cost Reduction Unit

Background


The County of Maui, through the Department of Management, has developed and launched a Cost Reduction Unit (CRU) made up of a diverse group of dedicated employees with the task of addressing inefficiencies throughout all County operations. The mission of the CRU is to “ensure the best use of taxpayer funds by identifying and eliminating unnecessary costs and creating greater efficiency throughout our county operations.” The CRU’s vision is to work with departments and employees to reduce the overall cost of operations without negatively impacting the delivery of services. The activities of the CRU will be performed through a collaborative, cooperative and respectful approach, seeking input from all customers.

The CRU held its first meeting in January 2017 and established the basic framework that will guide the team as it works to identify possible opportunities to reduce spending and improve services. The team will initially focus Capital Improvement Projects (CIP), departmental operations and processes, and facilities but will expand into other areas as the team moves forward. 

As part of the CRU’s initial efforts to garner input from its customers, it has launched an anonymous online suggestion platform to collect ideas and suggestions from employees. The CRU will eventually open up the suggestion platform to the public as well.

  1. Mission
  2. Vision
  3. Goals
  4. Objectives
  5. Activities
  6. Metrics

Mission


To ensure best the use of taxpayer funds by identifying and eliminating unnecessary costs and creating greater efficiency throughout our county operations.