District recognized as top workplace four years in a row


The Harris County Appraisal District (HCAD) has been selected as a Top Workplace in the Houston metropolitan area by the Houston Chronicle for the fourth straight year.

“Being named a Top Workplace in the Houston area for the fourth year in a row is an honor that we were able to achieve because of the commitment and professionalism of our employees,” said Roland Altinger, chief appraiser. “While this year has thrown us a number of curveballs, our employees’ commitment to serving the public to the best of their ability has made us more creative and more determined. I’m proud of each and everyone of them.”

Altinger explained that one of the best examples of this creativity was the development of remote hearings so property owners would not have to leave their homes to protest their property value in person.

“Our team created the processes and procedures for remote hearings from scratch in about a month in an effort to keep the public comfortable, socially distanced and healthy,” he said.

The top workplaces lists are based solely on the results of an employee feedback survey administered by Energage LLC, a Pennsylvania-based firm that provides technology-based employee engagement tools. The anonymous survey measures several aspects of workplace culture, including engagement, organizational health and employee satisfaction with the organization and their job.

“Creating an organization that displays strong values and ethics, as well as one that genuinely listens to employees, has helped us make the Top Workplaces list for the past four years,” Altinger said, “This year brought each of the appraisal district’s values to the forefront, but especially those values of innovation, collaboration and customer service.”

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