Tag: SUCCESS Framework

DEQ 2017: The Environmental Year in Review

By Alan Matheson I’m convinced people can only be truly happy when they are progressing, reaching new heights in performance and character. Growth and improvement build confidence, increase capacity to meaningfully contribute, and give life purpose. Progress is inherently rewarding. The same principle applies to organizations. In a time of rapid change, only those organizations …

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Drinking Water: SUCCESS in Ensuring a Safe Supply of Drinking Water

By Ying-Ying McCauley The Division of Drinking Water regulates over 1,000 public water systems in Utah. The Division’s mission is to work cooperatively with drinking water professionals and the public to ensure a safe and reliable supply of drinking water. Our engineering review program reviews and approves the plans for the projects received from water …

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Results-Driven Budgeting Good for the Environment, Taxpayers

By Craig Silotti It’s Base Budget Week, the time period set aside each session for lawmakers to meet with state agencies to accept or modify their base budgets. On February 2nd, it’s our turn. DEQ leadership will be meeting with the Natural Resources, Agriculture, and Environmental Quality (NRAE) Appropriations Subcommittee where we will: Discuss our …

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Success Framework: Agency Efficiency Is Good for Utah’s Environment

By Amanda Smith Last year, Governor Herbert launched his SUCCESS Framework, a set of management principles designed to improve quality and efficiency in government. We embraced these principles at DEQ, and over the past year we have implemented process improvements that have increased both our efficiency and our effectiveness. At DEQ, we define success as …

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SUCCESS Framework: DEQ Committed to Continuous Improvement

By Renette Anderson and Scott Baird The scientists and engineers at DEQ are data-driven and naturally curious. They measure air, surface and ground waters, and land impact from pollutants. Ask any one of them about his or her work, and each can quote statistics in orders of magnitude or parts per billion, whichever applies. It’s …

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