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Succession Planning: DEP is developing an integrated Succession Planning program that seeks to retain 
and cultivate talented employees to take on critical positions in the agency. This approach will combine 
trainings, job shadowing/experiences and mentoring opportunities that develop institutional 
knowledge, technical capabilities, leadership abilities, and interpersonal skills.  

Asset Management: DEP has been proactive in implementing various aspects of an overall asset 
management program including evaluating the agency’s assets to prioritize the capital replacement and 
rehabilitation projects necessary for the utility. DEP's program utilizes a systematic methodology to 
prioritize projects for the agency’s Capital Improvement Plans. By conducting comprehensive inspection 
surveys which assess the physical condition and performance of facility assets, and then weighting these 
assets based on criticality, DEP has developed an efficient, cost-effective way to forecast replacement 
and rehabilitation needs of our assets.  

Performance Measures & Results 

 

 

COMMUNITY PARTNERING & ENGAGEMENT  

 

Partnerships in place with one or more community organizations, with specific name given to 
partnership and objectives for the partnership established (e.g., a formalized partnership among 
community transportation, parks, and land use organizations for the incorporation of green 
infrastructure to reduce flooding and overflows)  

 

Participation in projects with neighborhood groups/stakeholders to create recreational 
opportunities and community assets (e.g., parks, enhanced public space)  

 

Use of a Triple Bottom Line approach, including engagement with stakeholders, to analyze 
growth planning alternatives, considering financial, social, and environmental costs and benefits  

 

Participation in regular meetings with community stakeholders and offering of environmental 
education opportunities (e.g., river walks)