6 (revised 11/2017) WSSC’s FY 2017 OSDI Programs’ Performance Results Report ABOUT WSSC CONT. vision. The strategic priorities are: a) Enhance Customer Experience and Community Engagement; b) Improve Infrastructure; c) Achieve Business Process Excellence and Maintain Financial Stability; d) Protect Our People, Infrastructure, Systems, and Resources; and e) Inspire Employee Engagement. WSSC is governed by six (6) Commissioners with equal representation from Montgomery and Prince George’s counties. WSSC’s workforce of more than 1,700 employees demonstrates its commitment to diversity and inclusion in its recruiting and retention initiatives. WSSC’s valued employees, whose dedication helps WSSC achieve the highest level of quality, are highly- trained professionals, who include meter reader administrators, engineers, accountants, laboratory technicians, environmental scientists, and the many other skilled and talented professionals it takes to run WSSC’s modern agency. SUPPORTING SUPPLIER DIVERSITYAND EXCELLENCE AT WSSC WSSC provides quality water and wastewater services to the local communities with the assistance and expertise of WSSC’s many diverse suppliers in alignment and support of our strategic priorities of achieving business process excellence and maintaining financial stability. The budget for FY 2017 included $736.4 million for operating expenses and $690.3 million in capital expenditures. From “paperclips to pipe,” WSSC purchases every item needed and all of the services required to operate a major utility company. The Minority Business Enterprise (MBE) and Small Local Business Enterprise (SLBE) Programs administered by the Office of Supplier Diversity & Inclusion (OSDI) support WSSC in ensuring that diverse and small local businesses are included and provide value at every level of its supply chain. WSSC has invested in its MBE and SLBE Programs to engage and empower its diverse supplier community. Creating strategic partnerships that are positioned to bring and sustain value-added goods and services yields cost savings for WSSC and the communities they serve. WSSC’s core mission is to provide safe and reliable water, life’s most precious resource, and return clean water to our environment, all in an ethical, sustainable, and financially responsible manner.