ELIMINATE FRAUD, WASTE AND INEFFICIENCY IN STATE GOVERNMENT
Government has the natural tendency to grow and expand, mostly because bureaucrats feel compelled to do more, spend more, and generally interfere more. As a small-government conservative, Glenn has spent most of his adult life working to restrict government growth. Glenn has carried that same bias for limited government into the Comptroller’s office.
As Comptroller, Glenn has:
- Led a top to bottom review of the agency’s 20 plus divisions and regional offices to eliminate waste and inefficiencies within the agency.
- Implemented policies to evaluate state agency spending patterns, which led to the identification of inefficient spending and saved taxpayers $163 million
- Reorganized the agency to improve customer service and eliminated or transferred programs out of the agency if they did not fit the Comptroller’s core duties
Issued a directive to end the practice of using emergency leave as severance pay or hush money for departing state employees
- Streamlined agencies by identifying and eliminating conflicting, confusing, and duplicative regulations.
- Cut red tape and burdensome rules by reevaluating all current programs and practices. Established performance metrics for each division to eliminate waste and inefficiencies.
- Focused on customer feedback to streamline agency functions to better serve the taxpayers of Texas.
- Evaluated and updated current forms and computer software to ensure they are as user friendly and efficient as possible.
- As a State Senator, Glenn chaired the state’s Sunset Commission, which identifies and eliminates waste, duplication, and inefficiency in state government agencies. In that capacity, Glenn played a role in shuttering six agencies, saving taxpayers more than $160 million.