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Dallas County Public Works recommits to researching Dallas County’s past to inform its current and future projects

In 2016, Dallas County adopted a five-year administrative plan to govern its decision making in accordance with the County’s vision of becoming an operationally-model government entity, a healthy community, a proactive regional partner and a secure destination of choice. “One way Public Works serves the County is through its continued commitment to understanding and implementing useful lessons from Dallas County’s

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Dallas County Veteran Services changes lives in an impactful way

Dallas County Veteran Services strives to assist every veteran, surviving spouses and eligible dependents in the Dallas County area. County Veteran Services Officers (CVSOs) assist veterans and their families in understanding what benefits are available, filing necessary claims, representing individuals and presenting claims in VA hearings. Dallas County currently services a population of over 100,000 veterans.  When claimants need assistance

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Consolidated Services invests in training to encourage safer driving and yield cost savings

Consolidated Services invested in a Smith System driving-safety training program for County employees. Chris Hooper, department director, expects the plan to significantly impact the driving-safety culture among County-owned drivers. The department’s goal is to have trained 140 individuals by the end of the fiscal year. “Our focus is serving our customers through education and training in effort to increase the number

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Dallas County recognizes Employee Retirement Readiness Month

October is Dallas County Employee Retirement Readiness Month. Since 2016, the County has recognized this month per an annually-renewed resolution from the Dallas County Commissioner’s Court. Dallas County shows its commitment to helping its employees plan for retirement through direct advice and group seminars. The County offers employees guidance by answering questions via phone or email, with a special push

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Dallas County Public Defender’s Office leads the way in innovative criminal justice practice

The Dallas County Public Defender’s Office is the premiere and largest public defender office of its kind in the state of Texas. Under the leadership of Chief Public Defender Lynn Pride Richardson, the Public Defender’s Office has developed a variety of innovative defense and criminal justice practices. The Dallas County Public Defender’s Office was the first public defender’s office in

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Dallas County Purchasing Department welcomes new Purchasing Director

Michael Frosch will serve as the new Purchasing Director for Dallas County. He joins the County with over 30 years of experience and has been instrumental in shaping and moving forward municipal procurement departments.  “Michael Frosch will add value to the purchasing team with his keen awareness to efficiency, supply chain management and acquisition planning,” Assistant County Administrator Gordon Hikel

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Dallas County Consolidated Services consistently searching for ways to grow, evolve and improve processes for customer department

One of the primary functions of Dallas County Consolidated Services is fuel purchases for the County. Dallas County has drivers navigating throughout the County’s 900-square-mile area, covering over seven million miles annually, to provide services to the County’s residents.  As demands and service needs for fleet drivers change, Consolidated Services has reacted by developing a collaborative relationship with its customers.

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Enhanced customer engagement and service streamlines code enforcement in unincorporated areas of Dallas County

Dallas County Department of Unincorporated Area Service (DUAS) continues its efforts to serve as the one-stop shop for customers submitting development applications and permits to Dallas County.  DUAS held two meetings in August 2019 and increased nuisance abatement patrols alongside vigilance from other departments. These efforts assist in better informing and engaging area property owners to reduce instances of unauthorized

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