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Fran Stultz with The Governor’s Office – Outstanding Public Service

Recipient of a 2014 Governor’s Award for Excellence With almost 20 years in the Governor’s Office she knows everyone and everything.  Fran has done almost every job in the Governor’s Office and she is the repository of all historical knowledge.  If you need to know something, you ask Fran.  If you want to get something done, you ask Fran.  The simple truth is that the Governor’s Office could not function as effectively or efficiently without Fran’s gentle, guiding hand.  In fact, everyone both inside and outside of government who has associated with Fran knows that she is the ...

DABC Warehouse Staff – Innovation and Efficiency

Recipient of a 2014 Governor’s Award for Excellence Starting in August of 2013 the DABC warehouse staff changed from processing orders from 5 to 7 days, to a turnaround of only three days.  By implementing this quicker turnaround for processing store orders the DABC has recognized many benefits. Warehouse staff and it’s contracted trucking partner now use less fuel to run insulated trailers during extreme heat or cold conditions.  This results in a significant savings of over $222,000 a year. Stores now use more recent sales data to establish store orders.  This results in more ...

Communications and Marketing Team with GOED – Outstanding Public Service

Recipient of a 2014 Governor’s Award for Excellence The Governor’s Office of Ecomonic Development would like to nominate the Communications and Marketing Team, made up of the following individuals: Michael Sullivan, Communications Director Michael O’Malley, Marketing Director Greg Slater, Communications and Marketing Specialist Jessica Nield, Communications Specialist Kaitlin Felsted, Marketing Coordinator Jay Kinghorn, Communications and Digital Strategy Directory Andrew Gillman, Communications Coordinator The Communications and Marketing Team have consistently demonstrated ...

Jeremy Marsh with DHRM – Innovation and Efficiency

Recipient of a 2014 Governor’s Award for Excellence DHRM’s service center, the Employee Resource Information Center (ERIC) processes approximately 3,100 Verification of Employment (VOE) requests per year.  The VOE process required an ERIC employee to manually complete the request by using data in the payroll system to run and format reports and enter the required VOE information into a PDF to return to the requestor. DHRM was planning to use the services of the Department of Information Technology to indentify technology and automation solutions for the VOE process.  Jeremy took his own ...

Wildlife Resources Emergency Assistance Team – Heroism

Recipient of a 2014 Governor’s Award for Excellence On September 4, 2013, Utah Division of Wildlife Resources Conservation Officers Dennis Shumway, TJ Robertson, Sgt Ben Wolford and Lt. Justin Shirley, helped save a man’s life. The officers and other division employees were on the La Sal mountain range east of Moab.  They were working on releasing rocky mountain goats that were being transplanted to the mountain range to establish a new population.  As the officers were working, a man came running up to them, reporting that his friend, Hugo Macha, had been attacked by a bull elk. The ...

DWR 5600 West Exchange Team – Outstanding Public Service

Recipient of a 2014 Governor’s Award for Excellence The DWR 5600 West Exchange Team:  Kim Christy, Richard B. Wilcox, Rodger Mitchell, Wendy Peterson, Scott Barlett, Nancy Strickland, and Diane Lund are a well-deserving group of recipients for this distinguished award. The School and Institutional Trust Lands Administration (SITLA) and the Division of Wildlife Resources (DWR) have discussed this land exchange since the mid-1980s.  The DWR owned 150 acres on 5600 West that were no longer suitable for wildlife purposes and SITLA had thousands of acres around the state that were in-held or ...

Valerie Bunk-Warr with Environmental Quality – Leadership

Recipient of a 2014 Governor’s Award for Excellence Valerie is a Financial Manager in the DEQ’s Office of Support Services. DEQ uses a system (DP-1) for start to finish electronic approvals and processing of purchasing and payables. The first system was developed in the 1990’s and as time and technology progressed, it became obsolete. Valerie headed a group charged with designing a new system. The process was painstaking at times. As the group moved forward and people saw the possibility of change, pent-up frustrations evoked countless questions and suggestions-and, at times, ...

Egg & Poultry Grading Program with UDA&F – Outstanding Public Service

Recipient of a 2014 Governor’s Award for Excellence The Egg & Poultry staff are consistently demonstrating outstanding contributions to the egg and poultry producers and consumers of Utah. This staff of Graders diligently arrive at Utah’s egg and poultry plants in the early morning hours each day to insure that the products purchased by Utah consumers are of the best quality possible. Gerald Brockman, the Regional Director with USDA, said “Your employee’s professionalism, expertise and dedication are second to none and are something you can be very proud of. Their hard ...

The Traffic Signal Performance Measures Team with UDOT/DTS – Innovation and Efficiency

Recipient of a 2014 Governor’s Award for Excellence In 2011, UDOT senior leaders challenged the traffic signal program to be “World-Class,” knowing the large return on investment that improved signal operations have on delay, safety and air quality. Performance measurement was a significant barrier to World-Class signal operations because data is historically labor intensive and cost prohibitive. Without effective performance measurement, UDOT struggled to answer key questions: How effective is our signal timing? What are the trends-are signal operations improving or getting ...

Dennis McFall with Veterans and Military Affairs – Outstanding Public Service

Recipient of a 2014 Governor’s Award for Excellence Dennis McFall has been the driving force and lead advocate for the construction and operation of four Veterans Nursing Homes within the State of Utah. Prior to 1998, there were no veterans’ nursing homes in Utah, and today, there are homes across the state, in large measure due to Dennis. He successfully led the effort to acquire the funding for construction of the first Utah Veterans’ Nursing Home, which was built in Salt Lake City and opened in 1998. He subsequently began efforts to secure funding for a new 120 bed facility in Ogden, ...

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