BRAMPTON – The City of Brampton Ontario has taken huge steps to make the community a better place for its residents and businesses. Brampton has announced changes to its organizational and leadership structure that will allow the City to be more responsive and business-like in its administrative operations.
The move that includes the termination of employment of twenty-five senior management positions, and plans to replace only five of those managers.
This move comes after a study commissioned by the City that showed that the bureaucracy in Brampton was costing a significant amount of the tax revenues. “All the chiefs are all gone. The sixth floor has been cleaned out,” said Councillor Pat Fortini following the announcement.
The annual savings are expected to be $2 million, but the overall impact of the change should be a trimmed down bureaucracy and a community able to move faster to get things done.
Earlier this year administrators heard from City Councillors, community members and employees that the City of Brampton needs to clarify roles, reduce duplication, increase speed and focus on progress over process. This feedback prompted a comprehensive organizational review and structural changes have now been implemented that will better enable the City to achieve these goals.
The changes involve:
- Flattening the structure of the City of Brampton by removing layers in the organizational hierarchy.
- Eliminating duplication by consolidating business service units that were previously located across the organization.
- Building greater cooperation across all departments to more seamlessly facilitate investment, innovation and high levels of customer service and increase the City’s ability to compete on a global stage.
The changes result in a reduction of 20 management positions throughout the organization. While the primary objective of these changes is to modernize City operations, the elimination of these positions will also result in $2 million in cost savings each year going forward.
“We heard from Members of Council, employees and the community that our organization needs to think bigger about Brampton’s future,” said Harry Schlange, Chief Administrative Officer, “It is our immediate next priority to work with leaders across this corporation to ensure all employees come to the City each day excited, engaged and empowered to deliver, recognizing that Brampton deserves our very best.”