TALLAHASSEE - Florida Department of Management Services Secretary Bill Simon on Tuesday tapped his chief of staff, Pam Pfeifer, to be the director of a new office aimed at standardizing how the state awards contracts for privatized government services.
Pfeifer's new title: director of the Governor's Center for Efficient Government. Gov. Jeb Bush instructed Simon to create the center earlier this month as the state's outsourcing efforts came under fire by auditors. Two audits, by Bush's own Inspector General and the Legislature, found the state's contracting system was in a "state of disrepair."
Pfeifer, who will keep her $90,000 salary, was Bush's former deputy policy director.