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DHS News October 2009

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DHS moves quickly to serve most vulnerable, helps make Pittsburgh G-20 a success
On September 24 and 25, 2009, Pittsburgh hosted the Group of Twenty (G-20) Summit, but the preparations for DHS and the people the Department serves began shortly after President Barack Obama announced in May that the city would host the group of world leaders.

DHS Holiday Project open donation collection sites accepting gifts
Now in its 42nd year, the Allegheny County Department of Human Services Holiday Project is poised to have one of its most successful years yet. Last year, DHS provided holiday gifts for nearly 6,000 children from infancy to 18 years of age.

e-vice: Accessing Letterhead through the DHS Intranet
Please remember that the most current versions of DHS letterhead should be downloaded from the DHS Intranet at http://dhsintranet/dhsintranet/Staff%20Resources/DHS/Temp-Logos/letter.html. Existing versions of letterhead that included the 10-year logo, which featured the phrase “A Decade of Progress” and the years “1997-2007,” have been retired, as have letterhead that lists Allegheny County Executive Dan Onorato as Allegheny County Chief Executive.

PMB UPDATE: DHS progresses with Project Management training and rollout
In 2008, students and a faculty from the University of Pittsburgh Katz Graduate School of Business partnered with DHS staff to explore ways in which the Department could improve the management and execution of its many projects and initiatives. The effort concluded that implementing a Project Management Bureau (PMB) would enable the Department to better manage project resources from idea through successful completion.

KUDOS - DTV Keeping Seniors Connected campaign reaches thousandsThroughout May, June and July, the DHS Area Agency on Aging (AAA) participated in the national DTV Keeping Seniors Connected campaign, which provided digital television conversion assistance to persons over the age of 60 or persons with disabilities who lost all television reception as a result of the nationwide conversion to a digital signal on June 12, 2009.


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