L.A. County celebrates employees productivity

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LOS ANGELES (CNS) – Awards were presented today to Los Angeles County employees who came up with ideas that officials claim have saved taxpayers more than $169 million.

The county’s 26th annual Productivity and Quality Awards were presented at the Dorothy Chandler Pavilion.

This year’s top 10 projects included a database designed to identify poorly performing contractors, a case management tool to help track down deadbeat dads, a program to detect child care welfare fraud and an online portal for residents called to serve on a jury.

“The (Quality and Productivity) Commission is at the forefront of our efforts to enhance employee productivity and improve the quality of services we provide to the public,” said Chief Executive Officer William Fujioka, who handed out some of the awards together with Supervisor Michael Antonovich.

“The (awards), since inception, have shined a spotlight on cost-saving programs that have resulted in nearly $4 billion in savings, cost avoidance and revenue for the county.”

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