Managing For Results
1. Strategic Goals
Does the Governor have public statewide strategic goals?
The state has statewide strategic goals that are public, quantitative, published regularly, customer-oriented, aligned, equity-oriented, and publicly informed.
Launched in 2019, Colorado’s Governor’s Dashboard outlines four high-priority strategic goals: tax reform and economic development, energy and renewables, health, and education and the workforce. Progress toward each strategic priority, set by cabinet working groups, is displayed on the publicly available Governor’s Dashboard, established in 2019, with data updated monthly. The strategic priorities are aligned goals, metrics, and actions contained within agency performance plans. The governor’s annual budget request also links these goals to specific agency activities and outcomes. In developing annual performance goals, agencies are advised to consider the impacts of their goals on broader equity, diversity, and inclusion efforts, by both setting performance goals consistent with those efforts, and by collecting and analyzing demographic data to hold themselves accountable for equitable outcomes.
In response to new challenges identified during the COVID-19 pandemic, Colorado launched the Reimagine State Government Initiative in 2020, which identifies six pillars of operational excellence across state agencies. These pillars are tied to specific, quantifiable goals, including: reducing the state’s physical footprint by one million square feet by 2025; improving employee engagement by five percentage points by 2025; increasing access to virtual services by 100,000 transactions by June 2021; and others aimed at making the government more efficient and effective to better serve state residents.