The goal, as stated on the Web site, is to help state employees share best practices by providing an online resource that supports collaboration, speeds communication and reduces "silos." The tool is a wiki -- defined by Wikipedia as: "A collection of Web pages designed to enable anyone who accesses it to contribute or modify content, using a simplified markup language.Wikis are often used to create collaborative Web sites and to power community Web sites."

State employees are encouraged to submit best practices to the  best practices wiki. The current categories are:

  • Healthcare in Prisons
  • Customer Service
  • Disaster Preparedness
  • Education and Training
  • Green California
  • Human Resources
  • Information Technology

Anyone can read the submissions, but contributors must create an account from a ca.gov or ca.us e-mail address.

Wayne Hanson  |  Senior Executive Editor, Center For Digital Government