Executive Order B-1-11
WHEREAS; the Governor’s 2011-12 budget proposes to close California’s chronic structural budget deficit and provide a strong and stable foundation to meet future needs; and
WHEREAS the Governor’s 2011-12 budget relies on real and ongoing solutions; and
WHEREAS the Governor’s 2011-12 budget proposes to close the State’s structural budget deficit in a balanced and sustainable manner, in part through substantial reductions to state operations that will create a more efficient and effective government, while protecting core services; and
WHEREAS the Governor’s 2011-12 budget proposes to cut state operations by reducing waste and redundancies and associated costs; and
WHEREAS State agency secretaries and department directors, in consultation with the Department of Finance, are being ordered to review operational costs and to identify ways to reduce waste, redundancies and associated costs; and
WHEREAS the Governor’s 2011-12 budget sets a goal, among others, of cutting by 50 percent the roughly 96,000 cell phones authorized for use by state employees, to achieve savings of at least $20 million; and
WHEREAS state agencies and departments under the Governor’s direct executive authority are being ordered to demonstrate a significant business need for an employee’s use of a state-issued cell phone or smart phone, and to procure the most appropriate and cost-effective phone, data, internet and other usage plans for those cell phones and smart phones for which a significant business need does exist.
NOW, THEREFORE, I, EDMUND G. BROWN JR., Governor of the State of California, by virtue of the power vested in me by the Constitution and the statutes of the State of California, do hereby issue the following orders to become effective immediately:
IT IS ORDERED that all State agency secretaries and department directors, in consultation with the Department of Finance and any of its designees, document and review all authorized cell phone and smart phone procurement and related phone, data, internet and other usage plans for and by their employees and identify and implement, by June 1, 2011, cuts sufficient to meet or exceed a 50 percent reduction in the number of cell phones and smart phones for which the State is currently responsible and achieve at least $20 million in savings.
IT IS REQUESTED that other entities of State government not under my direct executive authority implement similar cuts.
This Executive Order is not intended to create, and does not create, any rights or benefits, whether substantive or procedural, or enforceable at law or in equity, against the State of California or its agencies, departments, entities, officers, employees, or any other person.
I FURTHER DIRECT that as soon as hereafter possible, this Order shall be filed with the Office of the Secretary of State and that widespread publicity and notice be given to this Order.