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CORE: Minnesota Commission on Reform and Efficiency

This guide is compiled by staff at the Minnesota Legislative Reference Library on a topic of interest to state legislators. It introduces the topic and points to sources for further research. It is not intended to be exhaustive.

The Commission on Reform and Efficiency (CORE) was created by Gov. Arne Carlson and the 1991 Legislature (Laws of Minnesota 1991, Chapter 345, Article 1, Section 17, Subdivision 9). The commission's mandate was to recommend long-term actions for improving the efficiency and effectiveness of Minnesota state government. The 22 commission members appointed by the governor and the legislature were drawn from many walks of life and included leaders in business, education, and labor, as well as former public officials.

The commission surveyed government employees, interviewed agency management, heard comments from the general public and others impacted by government programs, sought advice from the academic community, and developed case studies of executive branch agencies. A number of reports were produced, each focused on a specific issue. A final report was published in 1993 with the issuance of, A Minnesota Model: Recommendations for Reorganizing the Executive Branch: Detailed Report.

CORE Reports:

Budgeting and Financial Management in Minnesota State Government: Detailed Report. St. Paul: Minnesota Commission on Reform and Efficiency, 1993. (HJ516 .B83 1993) Minn. Doc. 93-0225. Summary Report

Central Mail Benchmarking Project. St. Paul: Minnesota Commission on Reform and Efficiency, 1992. (JK6141 .C46 1992) Minn. Doc. 14-0907.

CORE Project Recommendations. St. Paul: Minnesota Commission on Reform and Efficiency, 1993. (JK6136 .C68 1993) Minn. Doc. 93-0356.

The CORE Vision of State Government. St. Paul: Minnesota Commission on Reform and Efficiency, 1992. (JK6141 .C67 1992) Minn. Doc. 14-0909.

Electronic Data Interchange in Minnesota State Government. St. Paul: Minnesota Commission on Reform and Efficiency, 1993. (JK6149.A8 E44 1993) Minn. Doc. 93-0268.

Environmental Services Project: Briefing Document. St. Paul: Minnesota Commission on Reform and Efficiency, 1992. (HC107.M63 E5422 1992) Minn. Pub. 14-0848.

Environmental Services Project: Final Recommendations. St. Paul: Minnesota Commission on Reform and Efficiency, 1993. (HC107.M63 E5422 1993) Minn. Pub. 14-0856.

Environmental Services Project: Findings. St. Paul: Minnesota Commission on Reform and Efficiency, 1992. (HC107.M63 E5423 1992) Minn. Pub. 14-0908.

Executive Reorganization Team: Agency Focus Group Summaries. St. Paul: Minnesota Commission on Reform and Efficiency, 1992. (JK6141 .E84 1992) Minn. Doc. 14-0906.

Human Resources Management in Minnesota State Government: Detailed Report. St. Paul: Minnesota Commission on Reform and Efficiency, 1993. (JK6155 .H86 1993) Minn. Doc. 93-0270. Summary Report

Imperatives for Change: An Assessment of Minnesota State Government. St. Paul: Minnesota Commission on Reform and Efficiency, 1992. (JK6136 .I47 1992) Minn. Doc. 93-0140.

Local Services Funding, Part I: Comparing City Expenditures: Final Report. St. Paul: Minnesota Commission on Reform and Efficiency, 1993. (HJ9260 .L62 1993) Minn. Doc. 94-0036.

Local Services Funding, Part II: State Aid to Cities: Final Report. St. Paul: Minnesota Commission on Reform and Efficiency, 1994. (HJ9260 .L623 1994) Minn. Doc. 94-0121.

Minnesota Commission on Reform and Efficiency (CORE): Working Papers. St. Paul: Minnesota Commission on Reform and Efficiency, 1992. (JK6141 .M56 1992) Minn. Doc. 14-0910.

A Minnesota Model: Recommendations for Reorganizing the Executive Branch: Detailed Report. St. Paul: Minnesota Commission on Reform and Efficiency, 1993. (JK6141 .M55 1993) Minn. Doc. 93-0347. Summary Report

Minnesota's Quality Initiative. St. Paul: Minnesota Commission on Reform and Efficiency, 1993. (JK6136 .M63 1993) Minn. Doc. 93-0226.

Reforming Minnesota's Administrative Rule making System: Detailed Report. St. Paul: Minnesota Commission on Reform and Efficiency, 1993. (KFM5840 .A8 1993) Minn. Doc. 93-0381. Summary Report

Reforming Minnesota's Environmental Services System: Detailed Report. St. Paul: Minnesota Commission on Reform and Efficiency, 1993. (HC107 .M63 E542 1993) Minn. Doc. 93-0269. Summary Report

Reforming Minnesota's Human Services Delivery System: Detailed Report. St. Paul: Minnesota Commission on Reform and Efficiency, 1993. (HV98 .M6 R45 1993) Minn. Doc. 93-0315. Summary Report

Short-Term Cost Savings. St. Paul: Minnesota Commission on Reform and Efficiency, 1991. (HJ515 .S56 1991) Minn. Doc. 92-0086. (Vol. 1: Recommendations ; Vol. 2: Detailed Analyses)

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