We know 2020 was a challenging year but we have made it through and can look forward to things getting better in 2021! This is the year to make major leaps towards our vision for DOMA, to band together as a team, and to emerge stronger, smarter, and better equipped than we were before.
Despite how rough 2020 was for many, we still have things to be thankful for, here are a few submissions from our team
Thank you for your participation from the remote work survey! Our Echo Dot winner was Alia Collins. Take a look at some of the data we discovered regarding remote work.
January | 2021
Neary 3/4’s of DOMA’s team is currently working from home. Since April 2020 a lot has changed. Let’s look at how everyone feels regarding remote work and it’s unique challenges.
When surveyed DOMA employees selected these top challenges. When surveyed again in January an additional option was added, “no challenges” – which got 48% of the vote.
January | 2021
In spite of the challenges, most employees preferred to work from home. A large portion of these employees work in our PMR program and felt that telework was an ideal fit.
We persevered as a team and were able to adjust our working environment in the face of COVID-19:
Our team has continued to grow in-spite of 2020’s challenges. Last year we added 70 new team members.
We are proud to share that we have not lost one job due to Covid-19 related shutdowns and have maintained all staff meeting employment requirements.
We aim to build a supportive and inclusive environment. Less than 3% of respondents felt unsure about their future at DOMA.
We discovered a few interesting things:
The primary challenge employees faced according to both surveys was social isolation
Almost all employees felt their productivity was just as good when working remotely (75%)
The primary request from both surveys (April & January) was increased training and development opportunities
74% of respondents wanted to see DOMA continue offering some form of remote work.
When polled these were some of the changes our team would like to see for 2021. Training and growth opportunities are a consistent answer when this question gets asked through surveys.
Giving back is important to DOMA and although many people were satisfied we would like to continue to improve our offerings for giving back to the community.
We’ve read your feedback and we want to get you involved with DOMA Culture. Let us know some things you’d like do this year as a team.
We understand that it’s not feasible for many families to donate at this time but with the current global pandemic, the Foodbank’s needs are greater than ever.
In honor of Black History Month DOMA has helped to open a new Boys and Girls Club location in Portsmouth. We have additionally committed to donate 50,000 over the next five years to their cause of encouraging and supporting Hampton Roads youth. If you would like to support this effort you can donate to the Portsmouth location at the link above.
Read This Month’s blog and learn more about 6 people of color who changed the technology landscape.
Black Girls Code aims to introduce programming and technology to a new generation of coders; coders who will become builders of technological innovation and of their own futures
All Star Code does for young men what Black Girls Code does for girls. All Star Code creates economic opportunity by developing a new generation of boys and young men of color with an entrepreneurial mindset who have the tools they need to succeed in a technological world.
Gameheads is an organization that trains low-income and first-generation students ages 15–24 in video game design and development to prepare them for careers in the entertainment and tech industries.
DOMA has transitioned over 50% of its workforce to remote work; however we remain fully operational. We have a contingency plan ready should the rest of of the team need to telecommute. Our federal and healthcare information management programs (such as PMR) are essential programs and will continue without interruption.
Check out these online resources to stay up to date on what is happening with COVID-19. These resources give you the latest updates on cases and advice on how to help avoid the spread of coronavirus:
HR has provided a variety of resources regarding COVID-19. We have gathered them here for you below.