Screwing our retirees is HOW WE ROLL

Screwing our retirees is HOW WE ROLL

Friday, October 14, 2011

Mr Macfarlane is putting his personal stamp on the lumbering bureaucracy

I am hoping most of you have seen the five year plan I’ve set out for our agency. We have quite a few challenges ahead. Knowing that, I have realigned the most important resource we have – our people – to better tackle some sizeable goals.
Today, I am announcing the remaining large realignments. While I still might make some slight tweaks along the way, I feel this new structure will help us better focus on our three priorities: customers, fiscal stability and building partnerships for transit support.
These changes have either gone into effect or will go into effect on October 17:
1. New division named Public Affairs that includes:
- Government Affairs
- Planning & Policy Development
- Communications (Media Relations & Internal Communication)
- Marketing & Customer Service (including GIS)
2. Creation of new Fare Revenue Department to be housed in the Finance & Administration Division
- TriMet Ticket Office will be moved to this department
3. Information Technology (IT) will now report to me.
We are almost close to naming the new Executive Director for a newly created Labor Relations and Human Resources division. Look for more information to come regarding that announcement.
As always, thanks to all of you for your support and commitment. Although I believe this organizational structure better positions us to focus on the work ahead, it’s going to take us all working together – to be successful.


Erik H. said...

Ahh, rearranging the deck chairs on the Titanic.

TriMet is spending more time rearranging itself - time that should be used putting 110% effort on rebuilding the tattered bus system. But it's more fun to pick new office furniture and come up with new door name tags and paint schemes for the Center Street revolving restaurant than...oh...delivering service.

Al M said...

Musical bureaucrats is a favorite game of the overpaid pencil necks.