Human Services recognized by state for outstanding performance

Published on May 26, 2021

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The Weld County Department of Human Services (DHS) has been awarded the 2020 C-Stat Distinguished Performance Award in recognition of the county’s superior efforts to adequately serve its residents by The Colorado Department of Human Services (CDHS).

The Distinguished Performance Award recognizes counties that are timely, safe and accurate in work and meeting goals. Ten counties received a 2020 C-Stat Distinguished Performance Award, Weld County being one. This is the first award of its kind for DHS since the program launched in 2013.

“Weld County is leading the way as a top performer by delivering fast and consistent services, especially during the pandemic, and I am proud of Weld County in supporting people who are slipping into poverty and those already in it, keeping kids and seniors safe, and supporting families while out of work and out of school,” said CDHS Executive Director Michelle Barnes.

C-Stat is a performance-based analysis strategy that allows every program within the Colorado Department of Human Services to better focus on and improve performance outcomes that enhance people’s lives.

During a virtual celebration with CDHS, DHS Director Jamie Ulrich attested to the strength shown by her department during one of the most trying years. “I can’t say how much I appreciate each one of our team members, their dedication and support for one another. Although we are a big team, we are a strong team and we couldn’t do it without each other and the support of the commissioners.”

The county’s outstanding performance strengths were tied to programs that help better the lives of Weld County residents. Programs include helping more local families move toward a stronger economic future by connecting them with meaningful work opportunities and workforce development programs, delivering crucial food and energy assistance in a timely manner and keeping vulnerable adults and children safe.

“It is just such an honor to serve the Department of Human Services alongside Director Jamie Ulrich,” said Commissioner Coordinator for DHS Perry Buck. “This department is most deserving of this award; they always go above and beyond, and I applaud them for all the work they do in order to ensure our residents receive needed services and support.”

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