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Dutchess County Shared Service Initiatives
... working together to provide savings to our taxpayers

For more information about our Shared Services:
    Chris Barclay, OCIS Director of Central Services and
             Shared Services Coordinator
    27 High St, Poughkeepsie NY 12601
   (845) 486-2450 or

Please take the opportunity to read about our more than 30 shared services, on the tabs to the left, from a broad range of County departments services.

County Executive, Marcus J. Molinaro, continues to focus on shared services and consolidation initiatives. His 2014 State of the County Address further expresses this earnest effort.

Under the direction of the County Executive, the Office of Central and Information Services (OCIS) continues to identify and expand shared services with municipalities, special districts, and other counties. These shared services provide an opportunity for local governments and qualifying agencies to work together to deliver public services to our residents more efficiently- while at the same time having a positive fiscal impact. The concept of shared services is a simple one: cost savings achieved through collaboration and economies of scale.

Shared services not only benefit all participating agencies through cost savings, they also:
  • Maximize fiscal and operational efficiencies
  • Improve agency resources
  • Increase accountability
  • Ultimately benefit the taxpayer

Watch what County Executive Molinaro has to say about Savings through Shared Services at a 2014 Budget outreach Town Hall meeting in Rhinebeck.

Municipal Consolidation and Shared Services Program: Dutchess County created the Municipal Consolidation and Shared Services Grant Program to incentivize municipal projects that consolidate services, produce shared services, and/or offer other efficiency improvements

New for 2014 – IT Computer Shared Services
The County is pleased to add new IT Computer shared services in 2014. This provides the opportunity for municipalities to participate in a range of Computer Services from Office of Central and Information Services (OCIS).





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