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Wednesday, May 17, 2017

PennDOT Honors Star of Excellence Recipients

Agency Recognizes 30 Employees Across Pennsylvania

The Pennsylvania Department of Transportation (PennDOT) Secretary Leslie S. Richards today recognized 30 PennDOT employees for their outstanding performance with the Star of Excellence Award, PennDOT’s highest recognition.  Two employees from PennDOT’s District 3-0, which represents Bradford, Columbia, Lycoming, Montour, Northumberland, Snyder, Sullivan, Tioga and Union counties, were among the honorees.
“The Star of Excellence award illustrates that these employees take to heart our mission of providing the most effective and efficient transportation services for the roughly 12 million people of Pennsylvania,” Richards said. “They demonstrate a strong culture of service and caring that makes a big difference for the people of Pennsylvania.”

Local winners Roberta Boyles and Betty Conner of PennDOT District 3-0 were honored this afternoon at an awards luncheon at the Governor’s Residence in Harrisburg.

“Betty and Roberta are dedicated employees who exemplify the core values of PennDOT,” said District Executive Sandra Tosca, P.E. “Their commitment to excellence is evident in all they do. Both are respected by staff and external partners. As a district, we are fortunate to have them as part of our team.”

When labor issues arise in District 3-0, district Labor Relations Coordinator Roberta Boyles can be counted on to handle them professionally and with expertise.
Roberta has successfully negotiated a wide range of districtwide labor-management agreements in various maintenance operations which have resulted in efficiency improvements.
She takes quick action to mitigate potential grievances, and when they do occur, she looks for innovative solutions.
Roberta assists new county maintenance managers with contract interpretations and labor relations. She supports direct recruiting and has performed outreach to employment agencies and schools which has expanded the candidate pool in filling vacancies.

Her efforts to streamline processes, especially related to payroll and leave, have reduced the amount of time staff spends preparing reports.
A consummate team player, Roberta helped carry the workload during vacancies in the HR Unit.
She is respected by her co-workers, management and the union.
District 3-0 Roadway Programs Coordinator Betty Conner oversees planning and budgeting for the district as well as maintenance of district and county facilities. Betty excels at these aspects of her job, but it is as a teacher and mentor that she truly stands out. She continuously shares her knowledge with others.
She coordinated trainings for county and district employees, including the implementation of the E-payroll system for county foremen.  She provides planning training for county roadway programs coordinators and assistant county maintenance managers, and has mentored new county roadway program coordinators.
Betty led efforts to upgrade facilities within the district. She and her staff also coordinated improvements at county stockpiles and construction field offices.
She served on a statewide group working to update the Highway Foreman’s Manual and implement county modernization efforts.
Betty is highly regarded statewide for her knowledge of Plant Maintenance, SAP reporting, procurement and budgeting. She represents District 3-0 well and serves as a mentor to others across the state.
The Star of Excellence Awards are presented annually to employees who represent the department’s values of service, performance and integrity. The recipients represent a variety of organizational positions, spanning from highway maintenance and driver and vehicle services workers, to traffic control specialists, communications staff and design and engineering specialists.
For more information on PennDOT District 3-0 and its activities visit

1 comment :

Anonymous said...

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