1.1.................... moves to amend H.F. No. 418 as follows:
1.2Delete everything after the enacting clause and insert:

1.3    "Section 1. CITATION.
1.4This act may be known as the "Back Office Consolidation Act."

1.6(a) The commissioner of the Department of Administration must use general funds
1.7previously appropriated to the commissioner for the biennium ending June 30, 2013, to
1.8contract for a benchmark study resulting in a benchmark report on the efficiency and
1.9effectiveness of the following back office functions: accounting; finance; procurement;
1.10and human resources, including payroll. The benchmark report shall be completed by
1.11November 1, 2012, and shall:
1.12(1) include an objective comparison of the performance of the state to peer groups
1.13and world-class organizations for all business processes in the back office functions
1.14specified in this paragraph;
1.15(2) quantify performance gaps;
1.16(3) identify hidden costs;
1.17(4) identify improvement initiatives for the state to increase efficiency and
1.19(5) suggest a prioritized ranking of the improvement initiatives;
1.20(6) identify and implement immediate opportunities for savings; and
1.21(7) evaluate a variety of future shared service models, including in-house, co-source,
1.22and outsourced.
1.23(b) The commissioner of administration shall provide copies of the benchmark
1.24report to the chairs and ranking minority members on the committees in the senate and
1.25house of representatives with primary jurisdiction over the Department of Administration.

2.2(a) By January 15, 2013, the commissioner of administration shall submit a report to
2.3the chairs and ranking minority members on the committees in the senate and house of
2.4representatives with primary jurisdiction over the Department of Administration including:
2.5(1) a plan for implementing the improvement initiatives identified in the
2.6benchmarking report during the remainder of the biennium ending June 30, 2013, and
2.7during future bienniums; and
2.8(2) any draft legislation that is required to implement the improvements.
2.9(b) The commissioner of administration, in consultation with the commissioner of
2.10management and budget and affected agency heads, must identify general fund savings
2.11that will occur in executive branch agencies during the biennium ending June 30, 2013, as
2.12a result of implementing initiatives identified in the benchmarking report and as a result of
2.13consolidation of executive branch information technology services after July 1, 2011. The
2.14commissioner of administration may transfer general fund appropriations from agencies in
2.15which the savings occurred to the Department of Administration, in an aggregate amount
2.16not to exceed the cost of the contract for the benchmark study in section 2.

2.17    Sec. 4. EFFECTIVE DATE.
2.18Sections 1 to 3 are effective the day following final enactment."
2.19Amend the title accordingly