On Jan. 4, make your voice heard and strengthen your team and all of DPS by participating in CollaboRATE, DPS' employee engagement survey! This is your opportunity to provide your leader, your team and DPS as a whole with confidential feedback that will be used to help Team DPS grow and improve.
This year, we have worked with our LGBTQ+ Belong group and team members throughout the district to create a more inclusive and effective survey. This includes the addition of new, voluntary and confidential self-identification questions.
Please use the following resources to find more information on self-identification questions and additional changes to the survey:
Why answer self-identification questions?
"Having the opportunity to self-identify is like having the right to vote. It gives communities a platform to share their collective experiences, barriers and needs; enabling them to more effectively advocate for themselves. The LGBTQ+ community is often left out of data collection efforts (both intentionally and unintentionally), essentially rendering us invisible and making it difficult for us to campaign for support and resources. By including self-identification in CollaboRATE, we can finally be seen by our colleagues, managers and district leadership in a way that helps them better understand our experiences and more intentionally support us both personally and professionally.” --Danica Shipley, DPS Business Intelligence Analyst and member of the DPS LGBTQ+ Belong group.For an overview of the survey and general FAQs on CollaboRATE, visit thecommons.dpsk12.org/collaborate.