Tuesday, December 06, 2011
Below is a joint announcement between the Utah Department of Community & Culture and the Utah Department of Workforce Services:
After receiving input from the Governor’s Committee to Optimize State Government, Utah Governor Gary R. Herbert tasked the Department of Community and Culture, the Department of Workforce Services and the Governor’s Office of Economic Development with studying the possibility of relocating the Division of Housing and Community Development (HCD) to optimize state resources and better meet customer needs.
As a result of that review, Governor Herbert will proceed with a plan that moves HCD to the Department of Workforce Services. Through DWS’s integrated eligibility determination system, HCD customers will be better served and close to $1m in taxpayer savings will be realized. In addition, the Governor considers this as a unique opportunity to clearly focus one state agency on protecting and promoting Utah’s heritage, culture and arts.