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Vermont State Government Worker Basics
Seems that sometimes, Vermont State government workers forget to mention certain basics in our public communications. I am not saying the workers don't know the basics. Unfortunately, however, we do not all always keep these basics front and center where they belong. I don't think you will find a state worker who disagrees with any of these basics.
September 28, 2010
By Dan Allen

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Vermont state government workers owe Vermonters:

  • Efficiency
  • Responsiveness
  • Professionalism
  • Best workforce possible
  • Respect
  • Proof of the value we provide matched to costs borne by taxpayers
  • Complete, accurate answers to questions

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