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For Immediate Release
October 25, 2016

CONTACT
Melissa Lindell, Communications and Legislative Services, 402-471-4047, Melissa.lindell@nebraska.gov
 
 
Omaha Developmental Disabilities Employee Recognized as DHHS Supervisor of the Year
October is Nebraska State Employee Recognition Month

Lincoln – A Nebraska Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS) Developmental Disabilities employee in Omaha is being recognized as a supervisor of the year.
 
Curtis Nielsen, a service coordinator supervisor with DHHS’ Division of Developmental Disabilities was recognized as a supervisor 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. Curtis exemplifies the DHHS mission of helping people live better lives.”
 
Nielsen’s coworkers said he is thoughtful, kind, and supportive of his team. They went on to say that he is “very knowledgeable and doesn’t mind sharing that knowledge with his staff. He makes himself available to his staff so they can express any concerns on areas in which the team can improve.
 
DHHS’ employees and supervisors of the year, including Nielsen, 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.

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