Department of Education
“Centralizing and organizing our administrative rules process will allow us to better serve our stakeholders and citizens more efficiently while increasing the transparency of the process.”
The New Hampshire Department of Education (DOE) Division of Educator Support and Higher Education oversees many administrative rulemaking processes. These include licensing for all state educators, providing transcripts for now-closed colleges, providing oversight of post-secondary educator preparation programs, approving postsecondary institutions to accept VA funds, licensing career schools and coordinating the Higher Education Commission.
New Hampshire DOE was looking for innovative ways to improve their policymaking processes without having to hire additional full-time employees. To accomplish this, they needed to centralize and organize their administrative rulemakings. Next, the agency needed a collaborative platform to ensure they met all of their required deadlines and achieve thorough stakeholder review on the dozens of policies they create each year.
Centralizing the department’s administrative rules process
Through a partnership with Esper, New Hampshire DOE is now able to centralize and streamline their administrative rulemaking processes. Esper allows the department to stay up-to-date with federal legislative requirements, implement regulatory best practices and centralize all policy research in one platform. Esper has configured and automated their policymaking workflows and review processes—and made those processes more transparent for the department and stakeholders.
Director, Division of Educator Support
and Higher Education
With Esper as the agency’s new source of truth, New Hampshire DOE can seamlessly research and collaborate on this mission critical administrative rules work, while providing state leadership increased visibility with data insights and reporting.
Esper’s policymaking software allows New Hampshire DOE to:
- Stay up-to-date with federal legislative requirements
- Identify target policies for review or amendment
- Consolidate regulatory, legal and non-regulatory policy research into a single source of truth
- Eliminate version control issues
- Gain greater operational insights
- House institutional knowledge