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Georgia’s Local Technical Assistance Program (LTAP) will be offering free training on the Manual of Uniform Traffic Control Devices (MUTCD) at six locations throughout Georgia between September 28 and December 8, 2010.  Knowledge of and compliance with the MUTCD is critical in making public roads safer and reducing claims against counties resulting from alleged roadway defects or improper signage.

ACCG Insurance Programs strongly recommends that Road Superintendents or other transportation personnel make plans to attend this seminar.  It is sponsored jointly by the Georgia DOT and the Federal Highway Administration.  Each county that is represented will receive one copy of the current edition of the MUTCD.  Please notify all county personnel who deal with any aspect of traffic control of this opportunity. 

Click here to see the LTAP brochure and obtain information on how to register.


The Georgia Local Government Personnel Association (GLGPA) Announces:

Agency Achievement Award for Excellence in HR Management

The GLGPA established this award to recognize the overall quality, accomplishments, and contributions of an agency human resource program that exceeds the normal operation of a "good government human resource program."  Two awards were given out based on the number of employees covered by their human resource program – a Small Agency Award (under 500 employees) and a Large Agency Award (500 and over employees).

This year’s Large Agency Award goes to Augusta-Richmond County by finding ways to become more effective and efficient by implementing NeoGov, an automated employment system, and ADP.  They have increased employee morale by revamping the new employee orientation program and establishing an employee incentive awards program.  By concentrating on their employee health and wellness, they have kept the cost of their medical insurance the same for the last two years.

This year’s Small Agency Award goes to the City of Fayetteville for their Wellness Program which was established in 2006, but recently added the HTA’s (Health Risk Assessment) and biometric tests.  Ninety percent of their work force participates in the program, and employees have lost weight and changed their health habits.  This program has helped reduce the cost of their medical insurance.

2010 Professional Achievement Award for Outstanding HR Manager

The GLGPA  established this award to recognize individual efforts of an Outstanding Human Resource Manager.

This year’s recipient is Karen Fraser, director of human resources for Walton County.  Karen was chosen for her outstanding dedication to the human resource profession.  Darlene Taylor of Taylor Benefit Resource, Inc. stated that Karen is always open to help others.  She has helped other city and county HR personnel to grow as proficient human resource professionals through her guidance.  She genuinely cares about people and does whatever she can to help in any way.

Karen is currently serving as secretary of the GLGPA and has served as a board member and past president.

Georgia Local Government Personnel Association (GLGPA) was founded in 1975 for the purpose of promoting professional personnel management practices throughout local government in Georgia.  For more information on the organization and how to become a member, go to www.glgpa.org.








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