‘Being named “A Top Place to Work” is an incredible honor that affirms the dynamic, inclusive, and collaborative culture we strive to maintain at DIR,” said Amanda Crawford, DIR’s executive director and the State of Texas’ Chief Information Officer. “I am so proud of our employees and the work they do every day to serve the State of Texas and to support each other. We may be the state’s technology agency, but we are powered by people who are innovative, dedicated, and inspiring.”
The designation is based on an analysis of DIR’s employee’s answers to an anonymous survey administered by Energage LLC. The survey measures 15 “culture drivers” that Energage deems “critical to the success of any organization.” DIR’s employees ranked the agency high in innovation, employee communication, and “clued-in” senior-leaders who understand what is really going on at DIR.
As the state’s technology agency, DIR's mission is to serve Texas government by leading the state's technology strategy, protecting state technology infrastructure, and offering innovative and cost-effective solutions for all levels of government. With a vision to transform how Texas government serves Texans, DIR collaborates with state leadership, state agencies, education sectors, local government, and industry leaders to shape statewide technology priorities. DIR manages the state's IT security initiatives; communications technology services (both statewide and at the Capitol Complex in Austin); IT cooperative contracts; shared technology services; and Texas.gov, the official website for the State of Texas.
DIR was also named a Top Workplace in 2014.
"During this very challenging time, Top Workplaces has proven to be a beacon of light for organizations, as well as a sign of resiliency and strong business performance," said Eric Rubino, Energage CEO. "When you give your employees a voice, you come together to navigate challenges and shape your path forward. Top Workplaces draw on real-time insights into what works best for their organization, so they can make informed decisions that have a positive impact on their people and their business."
Austin American-Statesman has recognized 100 Companies and Organizations in Austin as Top Workplaces for 2021. See more at https://topworkplaces.com/award/statesman/2021/150-499/