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.

Wildly Important Goals

The Department of Personnel & Administration identified several wildly important goals (WIG) for FY 2023-27 and beyond. The Governor's Dashboard provides a summary of our progress on these initiatives so far.

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Reduce the State’s Physical Footprint

Successful completion of this goal will lead to better space utilization in the employee work environments and a reduction in the amount of space the State needs. This will provide diverse workplace options for state agencies as well as financial savings.

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State Fleet Electric Vehicle Purchase

Successful completion of this goal will showcase the State as a leader in electric vehicle adoption, saving thousands of CO2 pounds per electric vehicle per year, thereby reducing greenhouse gas emissions from the State’s fleet of vehicles. Electric vehicles provide an average 30% reduction per mile in greenhouse gas emissions over gasoline powered vehicles.

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Skills-Based Hiring

Successful completion of this goal will help to ensure the State complies with executive order DD 2022 015 to retain and recruit a diverse, talented workforce that reflects the community it serves. Additionally, the State will continue to increase its non discriminatory practices and provide equitable opportunity for employment and advancement in all State departments, programs, services, and worksites.


To see the infographic below in another format, please download the DPA FY23-27 Strategic Planning Infographic (PDF)

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DPA Transformational Priorities and Initiatives infographic showing (1) Strategic Partner - Easy Solutions to Complicated Problems: (a) Modernization of Payroll, Case Management, and Digitial Mail and (b) agency training and support; (2) Employer of Choice - Next-Generation Talent Management to Solve the Staffing Crisis: (a) skills based hiring, (b) statewide professional development in health of HR, leader and supervisor development, and state specific certification, and (c) pathways to state service; (3) Property and Infrastructure Solutions - Transform the State's Facility Footprint: (a) reduce the state's physical footprint in state fleet EV adoption and utilization, reduce state water usage, and solar installation and generation; (4) Define DPA Operations - Refine Funding and Process to deliver Efficency through (a) expand use of standard work, (b) migrate document storage to Google Drive, and (c) change DPA funding strategy.

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).