With the site launch in January the expenditure search allowed visitors to drill down into state expenses to individual expenditure types. There was no exemption level for transactions and information was updated daily.
View Expenditure Search
Records linking the Commonwealth’s extensive mapping and geographic information systems data were added. Also, expanded information was added regarding partner transparency sites including the Treasurer’s V.I.E.W. and the Secretary of State’s Business and Legislation data; information and links to the Commonwealth’s Recovery Webpage was also included.
The contract search allows searching on individual procurements and provides actual copies of the contracts. The search includes all competitive bid contracts and is updated daily without an exemption level.
View Contract Search
In cooperation with the Personnel Cabinet a state employee salary search was added for executive branch employees.
View Salary Search
Individual agency budgets allow visitors to view sources of agency revenue, and their overall budget.
View Budget Information
The sections were added to provide visitors more information on public records, executive branch ethics, administrative officials and more.
View Accountability Sections
The expenditure section was expanded to allow site visitors to drill down within payments to individual vendors; the overall site was redesigned to improve user friendliness.
Maps of statistical demographic information about KY are now provided, including categories such as unemployment and poverty rates and population growth.
View Demographic Maps
Open Door now features a detailed timeline of the state’s budget process to educate citizens on how budgets are developed and approved.
View the Budget Timeline
Open Door has included a page for the state’s most important financial reports, such as the Comprehensive Audit of Financial Resources (CAFR), the Executive Branch budget, state investment and debt reports, and important revenue and tax information.
View State Financial Reports
Kentucky’s Open Door now has an automatically updated, fully-searchable database of state owned and leased properties.
View the State Owned and Leased Properties Search
Open Door has expanded to include more comprehensive diagrams and charts on all categories of state sources of funds in the Executive Branch Budget and allows users to “drill down” to identify more specific information.
View Interactive Executive Branch Budget Charts and Graphs
Open Door will feature an expanded section for students in order to provide comprehensive links to help promote their financial literacy.
A Budget Builder game will allow citizens to play the roles of Governor and General Assembly and develop a state budget, with all of the financial data available to him or her.
Open Door will provide real-time access to data on the state’s new energy-control program within its facilities, demonstrating how state dollars are being saved through greening programs.
Open Door is in the process of retooling existing software that will allow for fully-integrated searches that will overcome spelling problems within the system or by Open Door users.