Iowa Department of Inspections and Appeals Unveils Redesigned Website
Date: Wednesday, January 27, 2016
DES MOINES, Iowa--The Iowa Department of Inspections and Appeals (DIA) launched a newly redesigned, mobile-friendly website that can be found at https://dia.iowa.gov. The new website is more streamlined, making it easier to use, more intuitive, and provides greater accessibility than the previous website.
The Department’s website is organized into four major operational units, including the Administrative Hearings Division, the Food and Consumer Safety Bureau, the Health Facilities Division, and the Investigations Division. Visitors to the website can learn more about the goals and missions of each division, easily access frequently requested materials, or find contact information.
“We feel that this new design will aid users in finding information faster while providing an easier way to contact us with questions or concerns,” said David Werning, DIA’s Public Information Officer. “Keeping our constituents well-informed has always been our priority, and our new website assists us in our goal of protecting the health and safety of Iowans and the consuming public.”
The website was redesigned in partnership with Iowa Interactive, LLC, of Des Moines. The Iowa Department of Inspections and Appeals and Iowa Interactive operate under a self-funded model in which no additional tax dollars were used to develop or maintain the website.
DIA is the 14th state agency to implement Iowa Interactive’s content management system (CMS). In addition to the CMS product, Iowa Interactive manages the state’s official Web portal, Iowa.gov, and specializes in other online government applications.
About Iowa Department of Inspections and Appeals The Department of Inspections and Appeals (DIA) is a multifaceted regulatory agency charged with protecting the health, safety, and well-being of Iowans. The Department was created in 1986 to coordinate and conduct various audits, appeals, hearings, inspections and investigations related to the operations of the Executive Branch of Iowa State Government. Staff in the Department are responsible for inspecting and licensing or certifying health care providers and suppliers, restaurants and grocery stores, social and charitable gambling operations, hotels and motels, and barber and beauty shops. Additionally, DIA staff investigates alleged fraud in the State's public assistance programs and conducts contested case hearings to settle disputes between Iowans and various state government agencies. About Iowa Interactive Iowa Interactive (II) is responsible for the oversight of the development of the official website for the state of Iowa, Iowa.gov. The portal operates through a public-private relationship between the Office of the Chief Information Officer (OCIO) and Iowa Interactive, LLC, to help Iowa government entities Web-enable their information services. Iowa Interactive builds, operates, maintains and markets Iowa.gov and is part of eGovernment firm NIC’s (NASDAQ: EGOV) family of companies. About NIC Founded in 1992, NIC (NASDAQ: EGOV) is the nation's leading provider of official government websites, online services, and secure payment processing solutions. The Company's innovative eGovernment services help make government more accessible to everyone through technology. The family of NIC companies provides eGovernment solutions for more than 3,500 federal, state, and local agencies in the United States. Forbes has named NIC as one of the “100 Best Small Companies in America” six times, most recently ranked at No. 36 (2014), and the Company has been included four times on the Barron’s 400 Index. Additional information is available at https://www.egov.com.