The Denver Post Top Workplaces 2012
Department of Regulatory Agencies
- Employees in region:
- HQ location:
- Denver, CO
DORA is dedicated to preserving the integrity of the marketplace and is committed to promoting a fair and competitive business environment in Colorado. Consumer protection is our mission. Today, DORA includes nine separate divisions and the Executive Director's Office. DORA's divisions include more than 40 boards, commissions, and advisory committees. The Division of Registrations alone regulates over 47 professions, occupations and businesses in the state totaling over 345,000 people. Add in the other Divisions at DORA and we oversee nearly 700k licensed professionals in the State.
Unlike other state agencies that are taxpayer or general fund funded, DORA is approximately 99% cash funded, meaning we are self sustaining, we bring in the money to do what we do from the fees paid by licensees and such.
“I love my job because we make a difference in protecting consumers. ”
“My boss is flexible, understanding, encouraging and available. I feel like I have the autonomy I need to be a professional, and the support when I need it.”
“I can actually see my role in consumer protection on a daily basis.”
“She communicates well and takes time to do town hall meetings to recognize employees and try to pull ideas from everyone on how we can work better together as a big agency.”
“We have a strong management team that encourages the sharing of opinions and respects input from its staff.”
“I feel that I have every opportunity to explore all functions within the agency, and gain expertise in any I chose to pursue.”