Outsourcing of KyTC Project Delivery Functions

The rise in daily travelers on highways due to population growth, and higher quality and service expectations of the public, are putting increased demands on departments of transportation (DOTs) today. These demands, combined with decreasing staff sizes and changing resources, are causing DOTs to investigate alternative methods for accomplishing their essential functions. A major option is to contract out more of their work to external parties, commonly called "outsourcing." The purpose of this project was to evaluate the potential effectiveness, benefits, concerns and implementation requirements of outsourcing by the Kentucky Department of Highways. This report looks at current outsourcing practices in other states and in each Kentucky district. It includes each district's recommended percentages for each function that should be outsourced. Geography, volume of staff, and specialized district needs make outsourcing uniformly throughout the state undesirable. In addition to allowing fluctuation between districts' outsourcing practices, maintaining core competency is also extremely important to receive positive results through outsourcing. Outsourcing continues to be an increasing concern for the Kentucky Transportation Cabinet as it appears that a large number of senior employees are considering retirement in the next 3 years. This report will hopefully help with the planning efforts for this challenge.

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    University of Kentucky, Lexington

    Kentucky Transportation Center
    College of Engineering, 176 Raymond Building
    Lexington, KY  United States  40506-0281

    Kentucky Transportation Cabinet

    200 Mero Street
    Frankfort, KY  United States  40622

    Federal Highway Administration

    1200 New Jersey Avenue, SE
    Washington, DC  United States  20590
  • Authors:
    • Hancher, Donn
    • Brenneman, April
    • Meagher, Robin
    • Goodrum, Paul
  • Publication Date: 2005-6


  • English

Media Info

  • Media Type: Print
  • Edition: Final Report
  • Pagination: 118p

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 01003769
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: University of Kentucky, Lexington
  • Report/Paper Numbers: KTC-05-12/SPR-282-04-1F
  • Contract Numbers: KYSPR-282-04
  • Created Date: Sep 13 2005 11:42AM