Montgomery County Commissioners seek consultant for human services









The Montgomery County commissioners approved a request for proposal Aug. 7 for an outside consultant to look at and evaluate ways the offices that fall under the fold of the county’s human resources department should be organized.

The RFP will be for a contract for an outside consultant to come in and see if there are any changes that could be made to make the offices more efficient.

The departments that fall into the human services category currently operate independently from each other.

Commissioners’ Chairman Josh Shapiro said Aug. 12 that by issuing an RFP for an organizational development consultant, the county is continuing its ongoing effort to find ways to be most efficient for the constituents who use those services on a regular basis.

Shapiro said that this is not a means for the county to cut back financially. Rather, hiring a third party to explore different ways for human services to run is simply a means to see if they could be doing things differently, he said.

The consultant who gets the contract will make recommendations and will not personally implement any changes. The recommendations will be presented to the commissioners.

Shapiro said Tuesday it is an appropriate time to explore different ways to operate the county’s human services. He said that the county’s human services are run by a cabinet of department heads, many of whom will retire in the coming year. Shapiro said those department heads were the ones who recommended a consultant come in to look at how the department is being operated and see if it could be consolidated.

Shapiro has met with employees in the human services wing twice. One the meetings was recorded and put online so employees who could not make the meeting will be able to see what questions other employees may have asked.

The departments that will be looked at include the office of children and youth, aging and adult services, behavioral health/developmental disabilities, veterans’ affairs, childcare, housing and the health department. There are 458 employees falling under the human services category in the county. The RFP will close on Sept. 26.

In the past, the county has re-organized its solicitor’s office, department of assets and infrastructure and commerce department.


The Montgomery County commissioners approved a request for proposal Aug. 7 for an outside consultant to look at and evaluate ways the offices that fall under the fold of the county’s human resources department should be organized.

The RFP will be for a contract for an outside consultant to come in and see if there are any changes that could be made to make the offices more efficient.

The departments that fall into the human services category currently operate independently from each other.

Commissioners’ Chairman Josh Shapiro said Aug. 12 that by issuing an RFP for an organizational development consultant, the county is continuing its ongoing effort to find ways to be most efficient for the constituents who use those services on a regular basis.

Shapiro said that this is not a means for the county to cut back financially. Rather, hiring a third party to explore different ways for human services to run is simply a means to see if they could be doing things differently, he said.

The consultant who gets the contract will make recommendations and will not personally implement any changes. The recommendations will be presented to the commissioners.

Shapiro said Tuesday it is an appropriate time to explore different ways to operate the county’s human services. He said that the county’s human services are run by a cabinet of department heads, many of whom will retire in the coming year. Shapiro said those department heads were the ones who recommended a consultant come in to look at how the department is being operated and see if it could be consolidated.

Shapiro has met with employees in the human services wing twice. One the meetings was recorded and put online so employees who could not make the meeting will be able to see what questions other employees may have asked.

The departments that will be looked at include the office of children and youth, aging and adult services, behavioral health/developmental disabilities, veterans’ affairs, childcare, housing and the health department. There are 458 employees falling under the human services category in the county. The RFP will close on Sept. 26.

In the past, the county has re-organized its solicitor’s office, department of assets and infrastructure and commerce department.









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Montgomery County Commissioners seek consultant for human services
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