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File #: 19-1284    Version: 1 Name:
Type: Memo Status: Agenda Ready
File created: 1/21/2020 Departments: HUMAN RESOURCES
On agenda: 1/28/2020 Final action:
Title: Honor Nancy Poss as Employee of the Month for January 2020 and authorize the President of the Board to sign the commendation.
Sponsors: COUNTY MANAGER
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To: Honorable Board of Supervisors
From: Michael P. Callagy, County Manager
Subject: Employee of the Month for January 2020


RECOMMENDATION:
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Honor Nancy Poss as Employee of the Month for January 2020 and authorize the President of the Board to sign the commendation.

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BACKGROUND:
The Employee of the Month program was established in December 1984 to recognize and honor County employees who consistently demonstrate an outstanding level of performance.

Our Employee of the Month for January 2020 is Nancy Poss, a Biologist / Standards Specialist IV in the Department of Agriculture/Weights and Measures.

DISCUSSION:
Nancy is a dedicated employee whose work ethic inspires and challenges staff around her to do better. Her commitment and hard work not only serve as an example for the department, but she also mentors new staff by generously sharing her knowledge and experience. Nancy is also passionate regarding agriculture and regulatory compliance and understands their interrelationship to protect health and the environment. Though it appears to be "just-another-thing" in her work day, Nancy is always going the extra mile.

In this spirit, Nancy recently managed to find time in her busy and very full schedule and met with a local grower at an agricultural supply company to review scores of pesticide labels to help the grower identify pest management materials that might lawfully be used on his crop. Nancy not only helped the grower lawfully address pest management issues, but also educated the grower and the agricultural supply company on how to interpret pesticide label language. Though not a usual regulatory activity, the effort will help increase pesticide regulatory compliance as the agricultural supply company is better equipped to advise growers on purchases, thereby facilitating an appreciation of those regulations allowing growers to make better, and lawful, pest managemen...

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