Secretary Moss' Comments on the Charlottesville Tragedy

Release Date: 
August 16, 2017

On behalf of Bill Moss, Acting DSHS Secretary:

Kelly Stowe

We will not tolerate hate in any form.

The tragic events this past weekend in Charlottesville, Virginia have shaken our nation, our state, and many of our staff. None of us can ignore the violence and hatred that took place and how that has affected so many. As DSHS employees all of us should feel supported and that we work in safe environment. If you have any concerns please talk to your supervisor.         

On behalf of our entire leadership team we are committed to a workplace of civility where we value kindness and our differences. We will not tolerate hate in any form. We must continue to lead by example in treating our clients and each other with the highest level of dignity, professionalism and respect as we transform the lives of those we serve. Thank you.