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Post Climate Survey Steering Committee 2015-2017

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Post Climate Survey Steering Committee 2015-2017

Steering Committee Letter - Post Climate Survey 

Workplace Climate Initiative Steering Committee:         

Christina Dravis-
Emergency Response- Chair  

Thomas Knipe-
Planning-Vice Chair

Amy Guererri-
Amie Hendrix-
Youth Services 
Joe Mareane-
Lisa Holmes-
Office for the Aging 
Leslyn McBean-Clairborne-Legislature Paula Younger-Administration
Todd VanOrman-
Highway/CSEA Blue Collar
Doug Perine-
DSS/CSEA White Collar


Listed below is an update of some of the ideas that have come out of our meetings. Many of these ideas have already been implemented or are in progress, while others are still in development. All of the ideas revolve around the four priorities identified by the survey results:

Communication, Leadership Development, Employee Engagement & Recognition, and Diversity & Inclusion Infusion   


  • Employee Picnic
  • Focus Groups
  • “Cup of Joe with Joe” (informal conversations with the County Administrator every Wednesday morning)
  • Meetings of the Department Deputies
  • Welcome Packet for New Hires
  • "Online" County Corridors Newsletter
  • Increased Training Opportunities through EAP
  • Recognition of New Hires
  • Recognition of Department Accomplishments



  • Leadership Training
  • Best Practices for Staff Meetings
  • Developing a Staff Training Plan and Inventory of County Training Resources
  • Diversity Training for New Hires
  • New Hire Checklist/Onboarding Process for Department
  • Management 360 Degree Program
  • Employee Recognition
  • Increased Recognition of Retirees  



  • Mass Notification System
  • Online Store with County Logo Items
  • Increased Social Media Presence
  • Succession Planning
  • Sharing County's Accomplishments with Media
  • Employee Networking Opportunities (such as, Technical Affinity Groups, Interdepartmental Sports/Games, or Community Clean Up Days)
  • Strategic Communications Plan (to promote effective communication between and among County staff, departments, and residents)


Meeting Minutes