and progress reports. We begin meetings with Safety Moments, feature Safety Quizzes on our intranet, 
and track completion of our safety training on a Safety Scorecard dashboard.   

The Executive Management Team at OCSD is dedicated to measuring employee engagement levels. 
Therefore an Employee Engagement survey was conducted in Fiscal Year 2015-2016. 

We periodically track our progress towards meeting Organizational, Strategic and Safety goals and 
milestones through our OCSDStat Program. 

OCSD has a Mentoring Program for our employees and has begun partnering with other agencies in both 
mentoring and leadership skills development trainings. 

OCSD asset management: OCSD maintains, rehabilitates, constructs infrastructure as needed to keep up 
with new compliance regulations and resource recovery opportunities.   

OCSD has an annual $1 million research program that supports innovative initiatives and encourages 
risk-taking. Two research examples are: the hydrogen fuel cell station that took hydrogen created from 
the wastewater process and was then used to fuel hydrogen vehicles. Currently, OCSD is researching the 
feasibility into Aquritox,  

Performance Measures & Results 



Contribute to employee development by providing quality leadership development and training 
opportunities that reach at least 70% of staff. Fiscal Year 2014-2015 = 86% of staff reached 



Percentage of recruitments resulting in internal promotions (since inception of efforts to train, 
develop and prepare staff)  




Fiscal Year 2011-2012 = 48% 



Fiscal Year 2012-2013 = 54% 



Fiscal Year 2013-2014 = 59% 



Fiscal Year 2014-2015 = 58% 



Employee Engagement Levels (First agency-wide Engagement Survey June 2016): Fiscal Year 
2015-2016 = (TBD)  



IDEA Program: Fiscal Years from 1997-2015 = 361 IDEAS awarded with a first year savings of 
approximately $1.6 million. 



Capital Improvement Program: $150 M per fiscal year has been budgeted and forecasted to be 
spent for the next three fiscal years.  $100 million was spent during FY 2014-15 and $136 M will 
be spent during FY 2015-16. 




Board/executive management policy created, advocating beneficial biosolids use 


Business case evaluation conducted for beneficial biosolids use program 


Marketing plan for products created 


Participation in or certification in National Biosolids Partnership or ISO programs 


Public involvement and education activities related to public acceptance and support of 
beneficial biosolids use