Oxfordshire County Council (OCC) is one of the largest local authorities in the UK. It has over 21,000 employees and offers a diverse range of services. Over 14,000 staff are employed by schools in the region, with another 7,500 employees working under the corporate umbrella.
One of the core values of the authority is efficiency and effectiveness,aiming to ‘maximise the value of the resources we spend on behalf of the community.’ It means the council strives to find new and better ways of delivering services. In 2005 this value became a driver for change in the way the authority managed its documents.