Strategic Plan

In accordance with the SMART Act (HB10-1119), the Department of Personnel & Administration assembles the Department's strategic plan each year. This strategic plan represents a considerable effort undertaken by the DPA leadership team to prioritize and focus the Department's efforts and resources on the functions that will provide the greatest service to our customers and the citizens of Colorado. It is important to note that the strategic plan represents a living document that, like any other, can only be improved through ongoing scrutiny and revision. As a result, the Department is continuing to refine the information presented within the strategic plan.

Strategic Policy Initiatives

The Department of Personnel & Administration identified several strategic policy initiatives for FY 2019-20 and beyond.  The Governor's Dashboard provides a summary of our progress on these initiatives so far.

Priority I. Employer of Choice

handshake iconIn a growing economy, the State of Colorado is faced with the challenge of continuing to attract and retain the best and brightest to our workforce. The Department of Personnel & Administration will engage our current workforce state-wide in understanding what they value in a career, what we can improve upon, and what we can do to attract a highly skilled workforce. To better understand our employees’ perspectives for organizational success, we will engage with 50% of the State employees by March 2020 in order to create and roll out a 3-year strategic plan by June 30, 2020 to make the State of Colorado Government an Employer of Choice.

Priority II. Innovation and Efficiency

icon of a person in profile having an ideaState agencies operate on tight budgets. The traditional Request for Proposal (RFP) process minimizes the State’s negotiating power. By implementing Invitations to Negotiate (ITN) with our vendor community, the State has the opportunity to increase vendor competition, drive down costs, and elevate the influence of the State’s procurement professionals. DPA will increase statewide procurement of goods and services from $0 to $1B (total contract value) through ITNs by June 30, 2020.

Priority III. Health Care

icon of a heart with an ekg line through itIn alignment with Governor Polis's priority to reduce health care costs for Coloradans, the Department of Personnel & Administration is focused on reducing health care costs for the Colorado government and its employees. To expand health care value and reduce costs, DPA will utilize an Invitation to Negotiate to procure services to provide health insurance benefits to State employees.

Priority IV. Renewable Energy

icon of a hand holding a seedlingThe State of Colorado is dedicated to preserving Colorado's natural resources and promoting energy efficiencies. The Department of Personnel & Administration manages 17 government buildings throughout the State. These buildings provide an opportunity for the government to role model focus on conserving energy. To reduce the amount of energy consumed by our Capitol Complex buildings, transition from 0% to 100% of our buildings equipped with LED lighting (approximately 22,000 light fixtures within 17 buildings across Colorado) by June 30, 2020.


DPA Performance Plans

For more detailed information about DPA and other department budgets, visit the Office of State Planning and Budgeting

You can also learn more about state government expenditures (where the money is spent) and revenue (source of the money) by visiting the Transparency Online Project (TOP).