The Procurement Subcommittee is the most rigorous and largest of the subcommittees to date, pulling from the expertise of many state agencies and authorities in the ongoing work of specification development. The Subcommittee is responsible for developing green specifications for Interagency Committee approval in order to serve all affected state entities. It also works with the robust procurement team at OGS so that the language and intent can inform state contracts and procurement guidelines.
The Training Subcommittee develops and disseminates training materials and hosts workshops and webinars, in response to needs identified by the Operations and Engagement Subcommittee, other Subcommittees and affected entities.
The resources help Sustainability Coordinators (SCs) and New York State Employees advance the green goals of their agency and New York.
The Reporting Subcommittee leads the development of the reporting form and processes, delivers outreach to SCs to encourage completion of reporting, and assesses, aggregates and interprets the reported data and narrative explanations, and shepherds development of an annual Summary Report of Progress for the Governor.
The OnE Subcommittee focuses on encouraging and promoting sustainable agency operations and connecting SCs to each other so that successful efforts already taking place in NY can lead to similar beneficial efforts in other agencies. This is accomplished through special event development and promotion, such as Green Your Commute Day and the GreenNY Forum, and through identification of obstacles to adopting sustainable operational practices so that interagency working groups can focus on defining opportunities for process and resource improvements in state work.