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      Minnesota DHS Makes Accountability a Priority

      Posted on August 13, 2012 at 8:00 AM


      The Minnesota Department of Human Services (DHS) is built upon the idea of helping Minnesotans, and thanks to their online public dashboard tool, it’s become even easier for Minnesotans to help themselves to information on the progress of DHS.

      The DHS Dashboard allows taxpayers to know what they’re getting from the programs they pay for, and was inspired by Governor Mark Dayton’s “Better Government for a Better Minnesota” reform effort. The dashboard debuted one year ago, and has now been updated to include the most recent data available for the majority of its 15 measures of progress, as well as introducing additional measurements. As DHS advances in its commitment to accountability, transparency, and continual performance improvement, more measures will continue to be added.

      “The public dashboard is an important accountability tool for the department and for Minnesotans,” said Commissioner Lucinda Jesson. “Tracking our progress over time on these measures allows us to better know what is working and where we need to improve.”

      The dashboard tracks the progress of DHS in four priority areas: people, innovation, equity, and program integrity. These four areas reflect DHS’ mission to help people live in dignity and achieve their highest potential, and the dashboard highlights the department’s ongoing effort to modernize and innovate for better delivery of high-quality services in a cost-effective manner.

      Visit the DHS Dashboard for a summary of achievements.