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The Office of Policy and Management, or OPM, was established by the Legislature in 2012 to help implement the policies of the Executive branch. OPM reports directly to the Governor and is tasked with both the immediate goal of identifying and implementing best practices within state agencies in an effort to improve the efficiency and effectiveness of states services, while also facilitating the achievement of long-term state economic goals and objectives. The long-term economic goals and objectives assigned to the office are supported by the State Economist. Both the public and private sectors rely on the work of OPM, through the State Economist, for census data analysis and a wide range of economic reports and data analyses.
The legislation establishing OPM reads: The Governor’s Office of Policy and Management is established in the Executive Department to facilitate achievement of long-term state economic goals and objectives and identification and implementation of opportunities to improve the efficiency and effectiveness of the performance of the functions of and delivery of services by State Government. The full text of the enacting legislation can be found in MRS Title 5, Chapter 310 and online here: http://www.mainelegislature.org/legis/statutes/5/title5ch310.pdf