2nd Edition – Transformation Progress Report

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Highlights

  • As the Transformation Team approaches its eighteenth month of work, great progress has been made.
  • This second edition of the progress report reflects an updated set of Transformation initiatives; those accomplished thus far, and those initiatives that are still underway.
  • Report also includes fast facts and a timeline on the Transformation Effort.
  • The Transformation effort will alter policies, procedures, guidelines, and organizational structures to support an entrepreneurial, service-oriented, creative and collaborative culture within the department.

The California Department of Parks and Recreation (Department) and the Transformation Team (Team) released the second edition of the Transformation Progress Report today. This second edition reflects an updated set of Transformation initiatives; those accomplished thus far, and those initiatives that are still underway.

As the Team approaches its eighteenth month of work, great progress has been made. Some of the accomplishments include:

  • Opened up positions to candidates from broader and more diverse backgrounds so that the workforce at the Department more closely represents the diverse demographics of the state.
  • Implemented a more comprehensive district budget allocation process that is synced to the annual budget process with a more detailed tracking of current fiscal year expenditures. This means that districts not only get their budgets on time, but are involved in the allocation process months before the start of the fiscal year.
  • Created a new partnerships office.
  • Continued to pilot expansion of cabins throughout the state.
  • Awarded a new comprehensive reservation system contract that will improve overall customer services, increase the speed of transactions and create more open access to data.
  • Continued the assessment and expansion of Wi-Fi access at state parks.

This moment in time is pivotal for the California Department of Parks and Recreation. The level of commitment by the administration, legislature and various stakeholders to make long-lasting transformative change has created a unique opportunity for all who love California’s state parks. We invite you to read this report that highlights our latest progress and provide us with your feedback at transforming.parks@parks.ca.gov.

Please visit www.parks.ca.gov/TransformationTeam for full details on the Transformation effort or to view the first edition of the Transformation Progress Report.

Upcoming Open House Meetings on the Organizational Structure Opportunities Project

Informed by the work of the Transformation Team, the California Department of Parks and Recreation has been working with staff and stakeholders as it develops a new organizational model – the Organizational Structure Opportunities Project. The department will continue with the engagement sessions and gather important input. This process is also expected to yield additional ideas on how a new organizational structure would improve the delivery of services. The feedback during this process will inform the development of a new organizational structure.

We invite you to be part of this important engagement process. Below is information on some upcoming open house meetings.

For more information on the project, please visit www.parks.ca.gov/ShapingOurFuture.

 Reminders

  • Stay abreast of the Transformation Team’s progress on their website.
  • The Transformation Team is interested to know your ideas, thoughts and comments. Let us know what you think.
  • Connect with us on Twitter and Facebook and stay updated on #TransformationTuesdays!

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