Lean Government Initiative in DET

​​Background information

Governor Walker's Executive Order 66 requires state agencies to implement Lean Government initiatives, which engage staff and managers in efforts to eliminate waste, save time and money, and improve government services. To support this effort, DET began conducting Lean projects in 2013 and continues to promote these initiatives throughout the division. 

What is Lean? Lean is a continuous improvement philosophy in which staff, managers, customers and other stakeholders work together to map and analyze current processes in order to identify and eliminate any waste. Some common examples of waste in government processes include filling out unnecessary forms, waiting for approvals, and searching for missing information. By removing these kinds of waste from processes, Lean initiatives result in improved customer satisfaction, faster turnaround times, and increased employee morale.

Click here to learn more about the State of Wisconsin Lean Government Program.


DET Lean Project Summaries

The table below provides links to summaries of some notable Lean projects within DET. To learn more about a particular project, click on the hyperlink embedded in the project's name.

​Project Name​​Completed?​Implemented?
​Enhancing the service request intake process
​Streamlining approvals and billing for operational service requests
Analyzing the relationship between the Document Sales program and the Bureau of Publishing and Distribution
​​Eliminating excess inventory at the Bureau of Publishing and Distribution

For more information regarding the status of all current and previous DET Lean projects, please click here.

If you have any other questions about DET Lean projects, please John Pribek (608-261-8405, John.Pribek@wisconsin.gov) or the DET Policy Office (DOADETPolicyOffice@wisconsin.gov).