DCF Launches Online Dashboard to Increase Transparency
Dashboard displays reforms, initiatives and agency-wide goals
TOPEKA – Kansas Department for Children and Families (DCF) Secretary Gina Meier-Hummel is pleased to announce the rollout of an online, interactive dashboard. The DCF Reforms and Initiatives Dashboard demonstrates reforms and initiatives for each program area and region, as well as agency-wide goals. Additionally, the webpage illustrates progress, allowing the public to track DCF efforts online.
“Our agency exists to serve Kansans, and we want to clearly demonstrate to the public the work being done,” said Secretary Meier-Hummel. “This is just another step we are taking to be more transparent and accountable to the public.”
For the past six months, Secretary Meier-Hummel has been working diligently with each program and DCF Regions to identify the current projects, as well as goals and initiatives to be implemented on the dashboard.
“I am thrilled that Secretary Meier-Hummel has implemented this dashboard. We want to be the most open administration in the history of Kansas,” said Governor Jeff Colyer. “This dashboard increases transparency by creating a one-stop-shop for Kansans to see the work being done by the agency.”
The progress of each initiative will be measured by the length of the project, compared to the action steps that have already taken place to complete the project. Some of the identified initiatives will be ongoing projects and will be noted as such. The dashboard will be updated the last Friday of every month. Once a project has been completed, new goals or reforms will be identified.
“We have to continuously be looking forward and tracking our progress. This will allow us to continue to make significant movements, and will ultimately improve the way we serve the children and families of Kansas,” said Secretary Meier-Hummel. “I hope that the public will utilize this dashboard to keep us accountable, and stay up-to-date on what is happening at our agency.”