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File #: 2021-1353    Version: 1
Type: Resolution Status: Passed Finally
File created: 3/26/2021 In control: Committee on Innovation, Performance and Asset Management
On agenda: 3/30/2021 Final action: 4/6/2021
Enactment date: 4/6/2021 Enactment #: 241
Effective date: 4/8/2021    
Title: Resolution authorizing the Mayor and the Director of the Department of Innovation & Performance, on behalf of the City of Pittsburgh, to enter into a no-cost professional service agreement or agreements to work with experts from the Johns Hopkins University Center for Government Excellence ("GovEx") to elevate data governance practice across the City.
Indexes: AGREEMENTS
Attachments: 1. 2021-1353 Cover Ltr-GovEx Letter REVISED (Waive Rule 8) 3-23-21 - signed, 2. Summary 2021-1353
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Resolution authorizing the Mayor and the Director of the Department of Innovation & Performance, on behalf of the City of Pittsburgh, to enter into a no-cost professional service agreement or agreements to work with experts from the Johns Hopkins University Center for Government Excellence ("GovEx") to elevate data governance practice across the City.

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WHEREAS, the City has participated with the What Works Cities program in order to enhance the City's data driven methodology; and

WHEREAS, GovEx is a part of the What Works Cities program and has offered its professional experience and expert skills in the area of data governance at no cost to the City; and

WHEREAS, the City desires to engage GovEx to assist the City in elevating the City's data governance practice to pursue the City's goals under the What Works Cities program;


Be it resolved by the Council of the City of Pittsburgh as follows:

Section 1. Resolution authorizing the Mayor and the Director of the Department of Innovation & Performance, on behalf of the City of Pittsburgh, to enter into a no-cost professional service agreement or agreements to work with experts from GovEx to elevate data governance practice across the City. Data Governance is defined as the exercise of authority and control (planning, monitoring, and enforcement) over the management of data.

This project with GovEx will build our ability to articulate a pathway to use data governance to lead to data-driven decision making, introduce assessment frameworks and training tools recommended by GovEx partners, facilitate the Identification and development of data stewards and users in City departments and produce standards for consistency and reliability across City departments for data collection methods, data cleaning and organization, and products built as a result of data services provided (i.e. dashboards, visualizations, open data)

Section 2. Said agreement or agreements shall be approved as to form and substan...

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