Human Resources

 2014 When Work Works Award
  • Awarded by: The Families and Work Institute and Society for Human Resource Management
  • Description: Human Resources was recognized for it's use of effective workplace strategies to increase business and support employee success. The county is one of the 13 workplaces in the state to receive the award.
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2011 HR Agency Award for Excellence
  • Awarded by: Western Regional International Public Management
  • Description: Human Resources was recognized for innovation and improvements to multiple programs between 2008-2010, including: Equal Opportunity, Diversity, and Inclusion, Wellness, Outplacement Services, On-Boarding, and Workplace Flexibility
  • Project manager: Bridget Clawson, Human Resources Director
Dave EllgenDave Ellgen accepting award on behalf of the Human Resources Department
2010 Achievement Award
  • Awarded by: National Association of Counties (NACo)
  • Description: Honored for its outplacement services offered to employees facing layoffs, as well as resources to employees' families, including training and community assistance
  • Project manager: Bridget Clawson, Human Resources Director
  • Additional information: Press Release

2010 Business Excellence in Workplace Flexibility
  • Awarded by: When Work Works Initiative - Alfred P. Sloan Award
  • Description: Programs that help to maximize productivity with limited resources while supporting employees
  • Project manager: Bridget Clawson, Human Resources Director
  • Additional information: Press Release
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2009 IPMA-HR/CPS Grant for HR Innovations in the Public Sector
  • Awarded by: International Public Management Association for Human Resources (IPMA - HR) and CPS Human Resource Services (CPS)
  • Description: Web-based New Employee On-boarding Project
  • Project manager: Bridget Clawson, Human Resources Director
  • Additional information: Press Release
Hope WilsonHope Willson accepting award on behalf of the Human Resources Department
2009 Pacesetter Award
  • Awarded by: Washington Public Employer Labor Relations Association (WAPELRA)
  • Description: Received award for the web-based New Employee On-boarding Project; The Pacesetter Award recognizes those individuals who, through their professional achievements, have successfully developed a new tool or technique for use in resolving conflicts, addressing new challenges, or assisting others in their growth in public sector labor relations and human resources
  • Project managers: Hope Willson and Carolyn Calderon