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Hello DHS,

early two-thirds of all DHS employees say that our Core Values have a significant impact on their day-to-day work. That's pretty impressive, and it says a lot about the care and commitment DHS employees bring to work each day. It also shows me just how important our Core Values really are and how those ideals help us focus onHOW we do our work and HOW we put our values into action within the organization and for our clients and their families in communities across the state.

By now, your branches should have received some packets of new Core Values posters to hang in your offices. These are meant to be more than just posters on the wall - they help to serve as visual reminders for each of us of the values we strive to include in our daily work. I hope you're already seeing those, so please let Gene Evans know if you didn't receive yours. Those posters are intended to keep the Core Values conversation going in your huddles and staff meetings to help ensure that our actions match our values -- because actions are what really matter! 

Thank you and have a good week. 


We have launched a staff Intranet page with additional resources and information. Here's the link:

Go to the Intranet page to find these resources:

  1. Downloadable mini-poster of all seven of our Core Values;
  2. Downloadable mini-posters of each individual Core Value;
  3. Definitions for each Core Value and "Conversation Starters" that pose the question "What would you do?" about work situations involving our Core Values;
  4. Screensaver of our Core Values that you can use on your desktop;
  5. Links to training and more

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