County Receives Two Awards from Alliance for Workplace Excellence

Montgomery County government has earned the Workplace Excellence Award and the Health & Wellness Trailblazer Award from the Alliance for Workplace Excellence (AWE) for its exemplary commitment to the workforce by creating a culture that allows employees to be successful in the workplace, at home and in the community.

The awards honor organizations that promote professional fulfillment and personal wellness for their employees. Montgomery County was among 67 employers, representing more than one million employees, that met stringent standards regarding the benefits and work environments that they provide. Organizations were judged on supportive corporate culture and management practices, family and employee friendly practices, health and wellness initiatives, growth and learning opportunities, and commitment to social responsibility and employee volunteerism.

AWE is a public/private, nonprofit coalition committed to empowering employers to create and become recognized as “excellent places to work.”

County’s Approach to Curbing Alcohol Sales to Underage Youth Receives National Attention

Montgomery County’s program geared to preventing the sale of alcohol to underage youth has been featured in STOP Underage Drinking, a national prevention newsletter supported by the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA).

The article states that: “Montgomery Country (MC), MD, has effectively employed an environmental approach that uses compliance checks, among other measures, to ensure that every venue in the county that sells alcohol adheres to both State law and alcohol beverage control (ABC) regulations.”

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POSTED AT: Monday, June 14, 2010 | 2:00:00 AM |
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