GOVERNMENT ACCOUNTABILITY COMMITTEE

Establishing Statute: 2 V.S.A. § 970

Department: Legislative Council

Description: The joint legislative government accountability committee shall recommend mechanisms for state government to be more forward-thinking, strategic, and responsive to the long-term needs of Vermonters. In pursuit of this goal, the committee shall:  (1) Propose areas for the review of statutory mandates for public services that may result in service duplication and to review the alignment of financial and staff resources required to carry out those mandates.  (2) Review the legislative process for the creation and elimination of positions and programs and make recommendations for enhancements to the process that support greater long-range planning and responsiveness to the needs of Vermonters.  (3) Recommend strategies and tools which permit all branches of state government to prioritize the investment of federal, state, and local resources in programs that respond to the needs of the citizens of Vermont in a collaborative, cost-effective, and efficient manner. Pursuant to those strategies and tools, functions which are not critical to an agency or department mission may be recommended for combination or elimination, while other functions may be optimized.         

Board Members:

    Board Member Name      Term Expires Seat Description
    Susan Zeller       2/28/2017 Liaison for Governor
 

Contact Information

Office of Governor Phil Scott
109 State Street, Pavilion
Montpelier, VT 05609
Phone: 802 828-3333 (TTY: 800 649-6825)
Fax: 802 828-3339

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