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2005 Employee Recognition

October was Employee Recognition Month

Although Employee Recognition Week is Oct. 3-7, the Cabinet for Health and Family Services stretched the 2005 observance over the entire month of October.

During Employee Recognition Month, CHFS sponsored activities and provided useful information on behalf of employees. The Office of Human Resource Management spearheaded the Cabinet’s employee recognition project.

Employee recognition programs encourage employees to develop team spirit, increase their knowledge, efficiency and skills and contribute to progress toward achieving the Cabinet’s mission and goals in a professional manner.

Kick-Off Flyer

Employee Recognition Week Pictures

Employee Recognition First Week Events

First Week Events Flyer

Oct. 3/11 a.m.–noon
Secretary Holsinger and others led an employee appreciation rally in the lobby of the CHR Building to officially launch the Cabinet’s Employee Recognition Month observance.

Oct. 4/11 a.m.–1 p.m.
Nutrition Flyer
5-A-Day Recipes

The winning entry from the CHFS 5 A Day Challenge recipe contest was a featured entree selection at the CHR Café. The event also included nutrition-related door prizes and Louisville’s Chef Nancy was on hand to demonstrate how to prepare healthy snacks using fresh, locally grown produce - a great alternative to high-fat, high-calorie, low-nutrition foods.

Wellness and Health Insurance Expo
Oct. 6/11 a.m.–1 p.m.

Free health screenings including body mass index, blood pressure, diabetes, cardiovascular health and stroke risk assessment were offered in the CHR Building lobby. Brochures on various health topics were available and door prizes were awarded. The state’s new employee health insurance third-party administrator, Humana, also was on hand with information on the new self-insurance plan for state workers.

Celebration of Employee Excellence
Oct. 14
Carnation Flyer
Carnation Certificates

CHFS employees had a chance to recognize each other for their work performance and contributions to excellence with an activity that also benefited the Kentucky Employees Charitable Campaign. The CHFS Employee Recognition Committee sold carnations adorned with certificates of excellence that workers presented to each other as a way to say “Good job!" The carnation sale netted $800 for KECC.


Last Updated 9/29/2006