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Battling Storms and Computer Glitches to Protect Your Paycheck


You may have heard about the state’s HUGE computer project, to change over to a new system called OASIS.

Well, this is the story about how that changeover almost prevented some of our employees from getting the right paycheck – and two of our employees who single-handedly prevented that from happening.

One employee even left the hospital where her grandchild was being born to fix the problem!

For these reasons, Jane Smith and Kristi Crouch are the winners of our Storyteller Award for the month of July.

Jane and Kristi work in the business office in Beckley, dealing with payroll, human resources, and bookkeeping in general.

Here’s what their supervisor, CFO Tammy Treadway, had to say about each:

Jane Smith’s first day of work was right after the derecho. She showed up when there were only a few employees in the Beckley office.

Recently, Jane had a rotator cuff injury, and came in to work to process payroll through tears of pain.

We have had some issues with payroll because of the OASIS transition and Jane left the hospital where she was awaiting the birth of her grandchild to come in and work with the state payroll division to rectify the problems.

Jane has shown a dedication beyond expectations.  I am extremely lucky to have her on my staff.

Kristi Crouch as employee of the month has been an employee for more than 7 years.  During her time here, she has worked with fixed assets, accounts payable, membership expenses, and Mountain Stage. Recently we have added human resources to the tasks we have asked her to perform.

Kristi has spent many hours in training for human resources, while keeping up her responsibility with membership and Mountain Stage. The responsibility for completing the HUGE spreadsheets for HR for OASIS has been given to Kristi.  This is a major undertaking and requires many hours of work.

While struggling to keep up with her work, Kristi has spent extra hours at work to help Jane with problems with payroll. Kristi has an extraordinary work ethic. She definitely has what it takes to be a future leader in our organization.

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