JEFFERSON CITY – In response to Governor Jay Nixon’s call for a smarter, more efficient state government, the Missouri Office of Administration has generated a five-year savings of $6.7 million for Missouri taxpayers by eliminating more than 432,000 square feet of leased space and renegotiating contracts.
“The Office of Administration will continue to explore lease reductions and consolidation opportunities statewide for future leasing savings,” said Doug Nelson, Commissioner of Administration. “Leases and rent payments have been significantly reduced over the last five years, and we will continue to answer Gov. Nixon’s call to identify new efficiencies that will save taxpayers even more money in the future.”
As part of overall state leasing reductions beginning in January 2009, the Office of Administration has reduced its leasing space by more than 12 percent and its total rent expenditures by 16 percent, resulting in more than $6.7 million in leasing contract savings to date. These savings were achieved through renegotiation of leases, reductions and consolidation of leases which has allowed the Office of Administration to eliminate more than 432,000 square feet of leased space.
Included in the savings achieved by significantly reducing leasing costs, the Office of Administration accomplished savings of $981,610 associated with the consolidation and reduction of janitorial contracts and services.
For the 2013 calendar year, the Office of Administration successfully reduced leased square footage by 13,742 feet and annual rent/janitorial related expenses by $581,779.