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Florida Department of Corrections, Secretary Michael D. Crews

Florida Department of Corrections
Michael D. Crews, Secretary

Awards and Recognition

The Florida Department of Corrections has thousands of dedicated and hardworking correctional professionals and volunteers. Their efforts and accomplishments are highlighted through various programs and recognitions throughout the year. In addition, during National Corrections Week, the Department recognizes the exemplary efforts of employees who advance the DC’s mission and initiatives for the year. Award nominations are solicited from employees across the Agency

Congratulations to All of Our 2012 Recipients!

Employee of the Year
Kimberly Jones, General Services Specialist
Hernando Correctional Institution

Institutions Employee of the Year
Charles Gilliard, Sergeant,
Century Correctional Institution

Community Corrections Employee of the Year
Ronald Mathis, Probation Senior Supervisor in Circuit 14
(Panama City)

Support Employee of the Year
Jadena Wilson-Horton, Vocational Teacher
Holmes Correctional Institution

2012 Teacher of the Year
Jennifer Cox, Academic Teacher,
Suwannee Correctional Institution

Secretary’s Award
Pamela Taylor, Senior Registered Nurse Supervisor
Hardee Correctional Institution

Volunteer of the Year
Raeann Hance, Area Director for Prison Fellowship

DC Employees Win Eight Prudential-Davis Productivity Awards in 2012

Florida Department of Corrections employees won eight 2012 Prudential-Davis Productivity Awards for innovations ranging from tamper-proof oven racks to building their own HVAC controller. Annual savings ranged from an estimated $2,000 on the oven racks to $716,000 on office leases as the result of reduced file storage needs. The Prudential-Davis Productivity awards are given annually to recognize and reward state employees whose work increases productivity, promotes innovation and saves money for Florida taxpayers and businesses

Davis Productivity Awards

The Department’s 2012 Prudential-Davis Productivity Award Winners are:

Electronic Storage of Community Corrections Files
Winners: Senior Word Processing Systems Operator Belinda Beaver, Word Processing Systems Operator Clara Shiner, Systems Project Analyst David Novak, Word Processing Systems Operator Supervisor Donna Rio, Systems Project Consultant Mark Cann, Word Processing Systems Operator Michellena Yetter, Systems Project Consultant Sam Caines, Systems Project Analyst Thomas Albert, Systems Project Analyst Timothy Sullivan, former Chief of Systems Development John Kerski, Regional Director Barbara Scala and Data Processing Manager Vernon Weatherspoon (Certificate)
Savings: $716,000 annually

Design and Construction of Controller for HVAC System
Winners: Correctional Officer W. Stape and Vocational Instructor Dale Williams, Suwannee Correctional Institution (Plaque)
Savings: $51,200

Streamlined Processing of Medical Invoices
Winners: Professional Accounts Specialist Robert Barrett and Operations and Management Consultant Manager Patricia Macy, Tallahassee Central Office (Certificate)
Savings: $48,000 annually

Tracking Inmate Program Attendance
Winners: Classification Officer Gregory Stanley, Lawtey, Systems Project Analyst Loren Russell, Jacksonville (Honorable Mention)
Savings: $20,000 annually, per facility

Testing System Developed for Fence Alarms
Winners: Construction Projects Consultant II Dennis Smith, Construction Projects Consultant II John Worthing, Correctional Officer John Davis and Vocational Instructor II John Griffin of North Florida Region (Plaque)
Savings: $156,000

Tamper-Proof Oven Racks
Winner: Sergeant Nathaniel Murphy, Tomoka Correctional Institution ($200 Notable Individual Achievement Award)
Savings: $2,000

Created Automated Payment System
Winners: Probation/Parole Field Services Assistant Bureau Chief Amy Datz, Professional Accountant Supervisor Vaughn Petford, Correctional Program Administrator Amy Wigglesworth, Correctional Services Consultant Tamera Fogleman, Systems Project Analyst Jiping Gu, Systems Project Consultant Carlton Card, Accountant Service Administrator Dorothy Kersey, Correctional Services Assistant Consultant Toye Richard, Data Processing Mgr. Marianne Jenkins, contracted Programmer Fayemi Olu, Correctional Services Assistant Consultant Kelly Ruggles, Tallahassee Central Office (Plaque)
Savings/Added Value: $1.2 million

Direct Deposit of Money Orders
Winners: Professional Accountant Supervisor Vaughn Petford, Systems Project Consultant Mark Cann, Professional Accountant Supervisor Jeff Straley, Operations and Management Consultant I Pam Williams, Professional Accountant Specialist Brian Lamb and Data Processing Manager Marianne Jenkins, Central Office (Certificate)
Savings: $20,000 annually