The Colorado Department of Human Services (CDHS) annually prepares a strategic plan to outline the goals and activities to be undertaken in the coming state fiscal year. The plan’s format was adopted to meet the requirements of the state's “State Measurement for Accountable, Responsive, and Transparent (SMART) Government Act.” Its contents are a reflection of the vision of the Department and the synthesis of the input received from staff, stakeholders and community partners, collected through a series of town hall and staff meetings, webinars and online surveys conducted throughout the summer. The Plan was made available to the Department’s employees, including the certified employee organization, Colorado WINS. Since 2011, the Department has conducted a diverse statewide outreach effort. In 2014, Department leadership traveled to 11 cities and two Native American reservations to get input. The following Strategic Plan represents the input of over 1,000 stakeholders, including CDHS employees and members of two Native American tribes from throughout Colorado.
This is the second version of the Draft Strategic Plan. Feedback is due October 17.