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TIB Wins Second National Award for Excellence
July 28, 2008 - TIB's GMAP Dashboard receives national recognition.
For the second time in a month the Washington State Transportation Improvement Board (TIB) has been recognized nationally for its performance and innovation. The Council of State Governments (CSG) selected the agency for a 2008 innovations award in recognition of TIB’s real-time performance management (RPM) dashboard on July 21. A few weeks earlier, TIB received the prestigious Award for Excellence in Government Finance from the Government Finance Officers Association of the United States and Canada (GFOA).

“We are proud and excited to be receiving this type of recognition for our performance management efforts,” said Steve Gorcester, Executive Director of TIB. “Our unique use of data promotes fiscal responsibility, strong project control and transparency to the public.” RPM allows the public to review the same data TIB uses to make business decisions.

TIB developed RPM in-house and has consistently improved business processes and grant project performance since it came into use in 2004. In this case, real-time means the system automatically updates as staff enters transactions into a project-tracking database throughout the business day. In addition to serving as an excellent management tool for the staff, the RPM system is now accessible to the public. To view the TIB GMAP Dashboard, click here.

“RPM was developed in the spirit of the Governor’s GMAP efforts to make business improvements and increase accountability for all state agencies,” Gorcester said. “We have tried to demonstrate the full power of GMAP and help other agencies incorporate these effective management tools.” GMAP stands for the Government Management, Accountability and Performance program initiated by Governor Gregoire.

To download the official Press Release, click here.

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