Pinellas County's primary provider of IT services is BTS. BTS is comprised of two separate entities, the Application Support team (Programmers, QA, Systems Admin, Mainframe) and the Infrastructure team (Servers, Desktops, OS, etc). These two groups were at one time completely separate and were merged during a layoff environment. The management and workplace culture between the two teams are complete opposites.
The Application Support team is led by a diverse management group which operates ethically and respectfully. Consequently, the work environment is productive, efficient, and team oriented. This team is restricted from professional growth by the Infrastructure team.
The Infrastructure team is led by an all white, all male, all republican management group. This group does not operate ethically or respectfully. The work environment is one of constant infighting, blame placement, and power play. Coworkers are more focused on avoiding blame and preventing others from learning their job.