On October 17, 2017, the Employee Recognition Committee (ERC) forwarded the recommendation of the Federal Surplus Acquisition Team to the Calvert Board of County Commissioners for the Team Excellence Award.
The Calvert County’s Procurement Office received word of surplus furniture and equipment at the FBI Building in Beltsville, Maryland. Immediately, Cynthia Holland, Leza Hepler and Roger Buck planned a trip to see what was available. Upon arriving, they found an abundance of desks, chairs, workstations, file cabinets, storage racks, and other office items that could be put to use by the county.
The procurement staff called for assistance to help transport the items. Building and Grounds Division, and volunteers from the Detention Center Litter Control Unit responded to pick up some of the workstations and other furniture.
As they were unable to get all the items in one day, they arranged for a second trip the next day. Heavy rains allowed a crew from Highway Maintenance to provide additional help. Since one box truck was not large enough to haul everything, Cynthia Holland secured a tractor-trailer. The box truck and tractor-trailer were completely full for the return trip to Calvert County.
The furniture and equipment that was acquired was estimated to have an estimated value of more than $28,000, while the expense incurred was $530. This resulted in a savings to the citizens of Calvert County.
The employees recognized for the Team Excellence Award were:
Procurement – Leza Hepler and Cynthia Holland
Buildings and Grounds – Roger Buck, Joe Denton, Alisa Hall, Felbert Jones and John Nice
Public Works – Highway Division – Donald Eversfield, Robert Gray, Gene Long, Nelson Rice and Ray Ward
Detention Center – Justin Windsor
He employees were given a framed Team Excellence certificate by the Calvert Board of County Commissioners at their meeting on October 17th.
Congratulations for a job well done!
Margit Miller / Calvert Beacon