Gov. Kemp issues emergency declaration for Georgia coastal counties in preparation for Hurricane Ian

September 28, 2022

Acting on a recommendation from Georgia Emergency Management and Homeland Security Agency (GEMA/HS) officials, Gov. Brian P. Kemp issued a State of Emergency order on September 27, 2022 for affected Georgia coastal counties in preparation for Hurricane Ian. As the storm moves through the state beginning on Friday, heavy rainfall and damaging winds will be possible throughout Georgia. The State of Emergency goes into effect at 7:00 a.m. on Thursday, September 29, 2022 and will expire at midnight on Friday, October 28, 2022. You can read executive order here.

Due to inclement weather and potential unsafe road conditions, agencies with offices located in Georgia’s coastal counties are authorized to close such offices as necessary in response to Hurricane Ian. Closures are to be determined by agency heads based on their evaluation of individual agency personnel and their missions. Employees should direct any questions to their agencies.  Please be safe and alert if traveling in the area.

Department of Driver Services Continues to Score High Customer Service Ratings

The Department of Driver Services (DDS) continues to receive outstanding customer service feedback from the monthly customer service survey which is emailed to customers after visiting a DDS center. Customers are asked questions regarding their experience, and the majority of customers are very happy with the service they are receiving.

“This has been an extraordinary time for public service, and I am very proud of our response to the ever-changing environment over the past few years. This feedback from our customers is testimony that DDS continues to provide excellent customer service. I congratulate our driver examiners and all Team Members who strive to be the very best,” said DDS Commissioner Spencer R. Moore.

Since July 2017, DDS has been contacting customers who chose to provide email addresses during their visit. Metrics are a large part of the culture of the entire DDS organization. They are used to monitor productivity and identify gaps that may need improvement. DDS tracks daily service levels to monitor how long customers are waiting to be served in one of their centers, and goes above and beyond to receive details about each customer’s individual experience.

March 2022 (4,723 Total Responses)

Was our staff courteous?94.39% excellent/satisfactory
Was our staff knowledgeable?95.38% excellent/satisfactory
Was our facility clean and adequate?98.35% answered excellent/satisfactory

February 2022 (4,158 Total Responses)

Was our staff courteous?94.35% excellent/satisfactory
Was our staff knowledgeable?95.89% excellent/satisfactory
Was our facility clean and adequate?98.39% answered excellent/satisfactory

Celebrating Public Employee Recognition Week!

Public Employee Recognition Week (PERW) is May 1-7, 2022.  Click here to download the State Employees Recognition Week proclamation signed by Governor Brian P. Kemp.

The purpose of this week is to recognize and celebrate our employees and the work they do for the citizens of the State of Georgia.  It provides an excellent opportunity to highlight the achievements and contributions our employees make daily.
Agencies throughout the State will to express appreciation in various ways to their employees.