Montgomery County’s Office of Human Resources (OHR) was recently recognized by the Local Government Personnel Association (LGPA) of the Baltimore-Washington Metropolitan Area for its public service and delivery of quality services. The awards were presented at the Professional Development Conference and Awards Luncheon at the Metropolitan Washington Council of Governments in Washington, D.C.
The County’s Rewarding Excellence/Gainsharing Program was recognized by LGPA with their “Best and Brightest” personnel award. The bonus incentive program, launched in January 2010, is designed to encourage and promote new, innovative ideas, concepts and strategies for the cost-effective delivery of County services and products. The program rewards employees for implemented recommendations that improve efficiency, increase productivity, reduce costs, streamline operations and enhance customer satisfaction.
“I am extremely proud that our Rewarding Excellence/Gainsharing Program was recognized as the ‘Best and Brightest’ at this year’s awards ceremony,” said OHR Director Joe Adler. “In September, we presented awards to the first team of front line employees who successfully developed and implemented a cost savings program under this new bonus incentive award program. The benefits of gainsharing during tight fiscal times are obvious and Montgomery County has chosen this path to invest in its employees. It is extremely rewarding to have these efforts recognized by our professional peers.”
At the conference, the LGPA Board of Directors announced that Kaye Beckley, manager, Business Operations & Performance Management in OHR, was appointed as the incoming president of the LGPA. Beckley’s vision for the coming year includes marketing a web-based LGPA, the implementation of virtual meetings and enhancing the organization’s annual compensation survey.
Another honor for Montgomery County was a certificate of appreciation presented to Human Resource Specialist Laetitia Gnago for spearheading the completion of the LGPA annual Benchmark Salary and Comprehensive Benefits Survey.
The Local Government Personnel Association (LGPA) was founded in 1958 by personnel directors from five government jurisdictions to provide a forum for information exchange and networking among public personnel employees. The LGPA has grown to include personnel directors and staff of more than 40 member organizations throughout the Baltimore-Washington Metropolitan area. One of the primary objectives of the LGPA is the annual publication of a survey of salaries for the most common job classifications and major benefit programs used by most local area jurisdictions.
For more information about the award, or about the Gainsharing Program, contact Melissa Boone-Miller at 240-777-5016.
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