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NYS County-Wide Shared Services Initiative

In 2017, New York State introduced the County-Wide Shared Services Initiative (Initiative or CWSSI) to provide a process whereby each county can work to develop, approve, and submit to the State a County-Wide Shared Services Property Tax Savings Plan (Plan) with new shared services actions that, once implemented, achieve demonstrable taxpayer savings.

Under the CWSSI, a Shared Services Panel (Panel) must be established in each of the 57 counties outside of New York City, to be chaired by the Chief Executive Officer of the county.  Each Panel works to develop, and ultimately approve, a Plan through intergovernmental cooperation to find new opportunities to share and coordinate services. The Panel meetings, public hearings, and public presentation of the Plan should be seen as an opportunity to incorporate meaningful public feedback and participation and build support for the Plan. 

2024 Tompkins County Shared Services Plan
2022 Tompkins County Shared Services Plan
2020 Tompkins County Shared Services Plan
2018 Tompkins County Shared Services Plan


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Other Information:
Enacted County-Wide Law
NYS Shared Services Website