Not every question for which analytic tools are helpful in supporting decision making justify conducting a formal study. On the contrary, limited scope limited duration assignments focused on the right issue can be extremely helpful in making sound decisions. Unfortunately, many local governments – even many large entities – lack the expertise to perform such analyses in-house. Indeed, the high level of expertise required and the infrequency with which that expertise is needed makes it difficult for most jurisdictions to justify maintaining a robust analytic capacity in-house. By relying on Berkshire Advisors to provide on-demand analytic support, local governments can obtain the sophisticated analysis they need to support decision-making without incurring the cost of maintaining an in-house analytic unit (that will likely be underutilized).
If your department lacks either the software or the expertise to conduct GIS mapping, our analysts are available to provide the mapping services needed to address your needs.
We provide queuing analysis to support assessments of how many staff are needed to achieve a specified level of responsiveness based on a variable workload.
On-demand conjoint analysis surveys may be conducted to help government decision makers understand how different configurations of services are valued.
We are available to conduct scheduling assessments that consider how implementing alternative shift schedules (e.g., eight-hour, ten-hour, and 12-hour shift schedules), changing shift start and stop times, or using overtime and/or part-time staff to address workload peaks affect scheduling efficiency and staffing needs.
Calculates the number of staff that need to be employed to account for expected absences for functions such as police, fire, EMS, 911 call-taking, and dispatch. These assessments also consider the extent to which overtime can be used to cost-effectively reduce full-time staffing needs when evaluating the staffing needed to account for absences.
Calculates the number of positions that are needed to account for expected vacancies for functions such as police, fire, EMS, 911 call-taking and dispatch. These assessments also consider the extent to which overtime can be used to cost-effectively reduce full-time staffing needs when evaluating vacancy replacement needs.