ADOR Wins Praise For Workplace Environment

ADOR Wins Praise For Workplace Environment

By Daniel Stefanski |

A state government agency is earning accolades for its positive workplace environment.

On Tuesday, the Arizona Department of Revenue made the 11th annual list of 2023 Top Companies to Work for in Arizona, giving the agency this honor for the second straight year. The list comes from the Arizona Capitol Times, Best Companies Group, and BestCompaniesAZ.

According to the Department of Revenue, “this highly selective list is the result of comprehensive, anonymous employee surveys measuring culture, work environment, leadership, and employee pride and satisfaction, combined with rigorous evaluations of workplace practices, policies, benefits, and demographics.”

“The Arizona Department of Revenue is honored to receive this award for the second year in a row, and all the credit goes to our incredible people,” said Rob Woods, Director of the Arizona Department of Revenue. “We have a diverse team with a culture of inclusion who daily display that they care about one another, lift each other up personally and professionally, and are consistently seeking excellence in their service to Arizona’s taxpayers. We are grateful that our people and culture have been recognized and are looking forward to the coming year as we celebrate this achievement and incorporate new initiatives for our team members.”

Woods was “appointed as Director of the Arizona Department of Revenue in March 2021, having joined the Department in January 2020 as Deputy Director.” He previously “founded the Government Transformation Office for the State of Arizona, led the development of the Arizona Management System, and served as Vice President at JP Morgan Chase.”

After then-Governor Doug Ducey appointed Woods to the Director’s position, Ducey said, “He continues to find innovative ways to improve operations and enhance efficiency, and he stepped up to a leadership role during a crucial time for our state.”

On January 17, Governor Katie Hobbs announced that Woods would remain as the Department’s Director. Hobbs released a statement about Woods (and two other members of her expanding cabinet included in the release), saying, “I have the utmost confidence that these directors have the expertise and wherewithal to take on the challenges and opportunities in their department.”

The Department also took time to share some features about itself in the news release about its inclusion in the exclusive list, writing, “ADOR offers a healthy work-life balance and a culture of personal and professional development, with educational opportunities and in-house training. The Department excels at helping our team members find meaningful, fulfilling careers with us. We recognize our people in several ways, highlighting those who exemplify our agency’s Core Values of Commit to Excellence, Care About Each Other, and Do the Right Thing. ADOR truly thrives in our collaboration and open communication. We excel in being transparent with each other and bringing everyone to the table. Our leaders are coaches, encouraging input from all and helping teams discover solutions to foster our culture of continuous improvement. At ADOR, we know we aren’t just developing employees; we’re developing leaders.”

Daniel Stefanski is a reporter for AZ Free News. You can send him news tips using this link.