An Engaged Workforce


We take pride in our highly engaged workforce. Results from the 2019 biannual employee engagement survey(PDF, 432KB) indicated that the City and County of Denver's favorable engagement rating is 75 percent. This is 5 percentage points higher than the public sector average.

Employee recognition events

Due to public health and budget reasons, our traditional recognition programs are on hold.

5281 Awards

One of the events that is currently suspended is the annual 5281 Awards ceremony. This is our traditional way of recognizing and honoring our employees who exemplify the STARS values. Those recognized go above and beyond expectations in their conduct, work ethic, dedication, and above all their passion for the position they hold with the city. Learn more.

Annual City Spirit Picnic

Our City Spirit annual picnic series is also currently suspended. These summer-time events show appreciation to our employees. We hold the events downtown, at Denver Human Services and at Denver International Airport. Learn more.

Project Denver Delivers

Delivering a World Class City with a Mile High Smile

Project Denver Delivers is also currently suspended. Our smiles are currently working from home or behind a face covering to help slow the spread of COVID-19. This is a way that we recognize the hard work our employees do every day by peers submitting photos of coworkers doing their job with a mile-high smile. Learn more.


Our employees have access to discounted services. The discounts vary by season and availability.