Cataloging. Checking materials in/out for patrons. Customer Service. Repairing materials that are damaged. Guiding to other authors of interest. Input on what is similar reading for their specific genre. Helped search for specific materials. If unavailable assist in filling out ILL (interloan library) requests for books, magazines, movies, books on tape. Process incoming ILLs and notifying patrons of the arrival and timeline to check out before due to lending library. Deliver books to other areas for enjoyment for those unable to go to library in person.
Access to new book 1st
Waiting lists and individuals complaining that the list is too long.
Court Judicial Assistant and Court Clerk (Former Employee) – Sterling, CO – March 11, 2018
Highly productive and fast paced office. Extremely pleasant work environment with other Court Judicial Assistants. Clerking in the courtroom one day per week for the County Court Judge and learning about all of the cases that are handled in County Court. I also worked for the District Court in the front office and learned about all of the case types that are handled in that court.
15 Minute break morning and afternoon, one hour lunch
System Administrator (Former Employee) – Denver, CO – February 14, 2018
Bad management - lots of infighting between agencies and management. The Office of Information Technology(OIT) is an excellent example of lack of direction and mandate. State agencies want nothing to do with OIT.
Lack of training, lack of management direction and lack of long term planning
Server Administrator (Current Employee) – Denver, CO – February 11, 2018
The State of Colorado, OIT, has stalled out on their treatment of the people who perform the services for the public. No cost of living or merit increases in over a decade. Benefits have declined due to legislature using these cost savings as a means to help the budget. Employees have been leaving and positions are left empty, thus causing the necessary workload to be added to those remaining. Management is mandated to keep employees stagnant. This is a morale killer.
It used to be a wonderful place to work with really wonderful people. The people are still wonderful but management and the politicians who dictate policy are really poor in their treatment of the workers.
LTC I (Former Employee) – Denver – January 30, 2018
The CFMO within the DMVA at this time is a very hostile environment to work in. The LTC II ( State Maintenance Supervisor) and the upper management has no idea what it takes to maintain facilities. Management fails to meet all of the requirements that are required to meet the State Competencies that are in the Performance Plans but are eager to write Corrective Actions on employees that are trying to perform their jobs. More time is spent by upper management is spent documenting every move, recording phone calls,converstions and time required to complete Work Orders. Most of the time is spent waiting for funding because upper management has no idea what funding requests are for. The State Maintenance Supervisor is unable to figure out that is important the employees arrive early to remove snow. ( No Brainer). As a result causing two employees at JFHQ at Revere St. location have had to report their injuries to HR. State Maintenance Employees are required to document on a Vehicle Log Book as to where they went and when they got to their location along with how long it took to take a ladder of the the truck or retrieve any other tools or equipment they need to perform their daily tasks. All the time spent by all employees and upper management doing all of this unnecessary and repetitive activity is fraud waste and abuse of tax dollars.
Judicial Assistant (Former Employee) – Fort Collins, CO – January 26, 2018
I managed a very busy, fast paced courtroom. Timely data entry and generation of documents was essential to the job. Managing the schedule of the judge and docket of the courtroom in an efficient manner was necessary. Communication with the public, attorneys, other agencies, and co-workers occurred face-to-face, by phone, email, or letter.
Management tried. But judges were difficult.
My co-workers were very supportive of each other, generally hard-working, and fun.
The constantly changing technology/software, lack of training, the compensation was deteriorating, the lack of support from management was frustrating.
Temporary Contractor (Former Employee) – Denver, CO – January 23, 2018
Well it is like any other State they have their processes, procedures and policies, somewhat clicky, but who isn't anymore. I am not sure exactly if individuals are really trying to work well for their paychecks or just do the bare minimum for their paychecks. Nevertheless, I figure if I have to work. I better put all my 110% in so that I know I have not cheated myself or anyone else for that matter, but that's just a me thing. Not everyone is me!
Community Parole Officer (Former Employee) – Grand Junction, CO – January 4, 2018
The culture of the work place changed over time which made the job very stressful. New policies initiated by management who didn't have a clue how to supervise criminal offenders caused the communities to be at risk of harm by the offenders. Hopefully, a new governor will better understand how offenders should be supervised and make positive changes to policies.
working with offenders to change criminal thinking
micromanagement by supervisors, managers, assistant directors
Entrenched Management and no advancements unless you are in the buddy club
Trainng specialist III (Former Employee) – Greenwood Village, CO – January 2, 2018
Horrible management at the Staff Development Center. They manage a team using systems they don't know how to use themselves and refuse to take training on. The tech team and I literally tried to explain what a link is for months and finally gave up. No advancement or raises unless you are one of their pals from their old county and a drinking buddy. And they drink A LOT. Everything is run by gossip and they constantly set employees up to fail.
Unlimited pto and no accountability for people in the buddy group
Soul crushing management, corruption is rampant, discrimination is a constant
Pipe Mechanic II (Current Employee) – Denver, CO – January 1, 2018
They encourage new ideas and ways to make things better but turn down every idea because "it's ran that way for years". No room for advancement regardless of experience. Everything is based on the buddy system instead of performance based.
Relaxed, retirement type of job
Everyone is just a number, pay is really bad, corruption.
CSOI (Former Employee) – Greeley, CO – December 30, 2017
Poor leadership starting with management, they are always talking about team morale but administration will be the first to snake you. Administration has their puppets that work for them, brings them all the gossip as to what's happening on the floor. Not a professional environment and would not recommend it to anyone
Paraprofessional (Former Employee) – Colorado Springs, CO – December 10, 2017
Position entailed helping adults with basic education to assist in obtaining jobs, GED, and the possibilities of higher learning. I relocated from the area for persona reasons and could not find a job that would be compatible with the State of Colorado