This position was, undoubtedly, the best position I have ever held. I thoroughly enjoyed the energy of the Department; the culture in which innovative and creative ideas and approaches were encouraged and implemented; the challenge of new projects designed to better the delivery of our services to the citizenry of the State of Wisconsin.
Departmental employees were urged to continue their education, to move "up the ladder", a singularly unique approach in a governmental environment. As a result, employees were enthusiastic, personable, and an overall joy to work with and for.
Obviously, however, the stereotypical challenges of working in a state governmental agency, subject to the political influences of any state, presented opportunities to meet unexpected obstacles. Fortunately, the Secretary fostered a workplace in which such opportunities presented the chance for employees to work in an environment in which hard work and dedication to our clients was most appreciated.
The freedom to be creative, providing critical services to the most vulnerable of WI's citizens.
The sense that sometimes you were unable to help everyone.