For Immediate Release
Wednesday, June 21, 2006
The following information is excerpted from a release issued by the HR Leadership Awards of Greater Washington:
Winners of the 2006 HR Leadership Awards of Greater Washington were announced on June 6 at the fifth annual Awards gala, held at the McLean Hilton. Keynote speaker Jacques Leger, Managing Consultant of the Washington office of Watson Wyatt Worldwide, stressed the vital role that human resources professionals play in their organizations. The HR Leadership Awards of Greater Washington were created to recognize and celebrate the exemplary contributions of outstanding human resource leaders who serve as business strategists, change drivers and thought leaders in industry and government throughout the greater Washington, DC, area.
The winner of the 2006 HR Leadership Award for HR Professional Excellence in Government:
In her three years as director, Marcy Foster has instituted a variety of pay-for-performance programs that reward excellence in such areas as management and service to residents. She oversaw the renovation of the Employee Child Care Center, which now has a waiting list, and she established a system that gives employees one point of contact for benefit information, enrollment, counseling, and financial planning. Foster’s work has been widely recognized.
She received the 2005 Executive of the Year Award from the Local Government Personnel Association of the Baltimore-Washington Metropolitan Area; the Pacesetter Awards from Northern Virginia Family Services (2004 and 2005); and the Patriotic Employer Award from the Department of Defense for support of National Guard and Reserve employees.
> Read more on Marcy Foster's accomplishments.
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