DCS Annual Report 2015 - Page 16

This is DCS DEVELOPING OUR HUMAN RESOURCES As a new agency, DCS has taken every opportunity to embrace government enterprise best-practices from the ground up in order to foster a work environment that promotes innovation and effectiveness. Deploying a framework of cloud-based technology across our operations has provided us with coordinated access to information and faster, more reliable communication between every single employee—no matter where they are in Georgia. Our new technology enables more of our team members to utilize alternative work schedules, including flex-time and telework options, thereby improving employees’ quality-of-life and productivity and helping streamline our operations. We take seriously our commitment to continuously develop the personal and professional skills of each team member by providing ongoing training, supporting higher education that will advance employees’ professional opportunities, and requiring sworn officers to complete 20 hours of continuing education per year.