"Ensuring that we have depth in our divisional leadership provides a layer of stability and proactive succession planning. It also frees up our Division Directors to focus on strategy and leadership instead of the day-to-day management of direct reports," CDPS Executive Director Stan Hilkey explained.
Within the department, this shift in leadership strategy can be seen in these additions within the divisions:
- DHSEM has hired a Chief of Staff (Electra Theodorides-Bustle).
- DCJ has hired a Deputy Director (Joe Thome, starting in September 2016).
- CSP will be hiring a Deputy Chief.
- DFPC has been approved for a Deputy Director position.
All four new positions were created using existing FTE and funding; no new budget allocation was needed for the positions. CBI already had deputy-level positions and therefore is not affected by this strategy change.