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For Immediate Release
October 25, 2016

Melissa Lindell, Communications and Legislative Services, 402-471-4047,

Eastern Nebraska Veterans’ Home Employee Recognized as DHHS Employee of the Year
October is Nebraska State Employee Recognition Month

Lincoln – Eastern Nebraska Veterans’ Home (ENVH) employee Philip Lee, a facility maintenance specialist, is being recognized as one of the Nebraska Department of Health and Human Services’ (DHHS) employees of the year.
October is Nebraska State Employee Recognition Month and state employees whose job performance exceeds the highest standards are recognized.
“These employees and supervisors are an inspiration to all of us and I want to thank them for their hard work and dedication,” said Courtney Phillips, DHHS CEO. “It is a true honor for them to be nominated by their peers for this recognition. Philip exemplifies the DHHS mission of helping people live better lives.”
Lee was nominated by his coworkers because of how he goes out of his way to help all members with a positive attitude. They said he “has taken charge of numerous special projects.” And he “demonstrates what DHHS is all about—‘to help people live better lives.’”
DHHS’ employees and supervisors, including Lee, will be honored along with all employees and supervisors of the year on Wednesday, November 2 with a ceremony with Gov. Pete Ricketts in the Capitol Rotunda and a reception at the Governor’s Residence.
ENVH is part of DHHS’ Division of Veterans’ Homes which also oversees veterans’ homes in Scottsbluff, Norfolk and Grand Island.