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For Immediate Release
October 28, 2015

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Western Nebraska Veteran’s Home Employee to Be Recognized as DHHS Employee of the Year

October is Nebraska State Employee Recognition Month

Lincoln— Western Nebraska Veterans’ Home (WNVH) employee, Tammie Brackett, 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 each October state agencies are allowed to select one employee and one supervisor/manager of the year for every 500 people employed by the agency.

“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 to be nominated by your peers for this recognition.”

Brackett was nominated by her coworkers for her strong work ethic and willingness to go the extra mile. They also noted Brackett’s dedication, experience, ability to remain calm under pressure and her willingness to take on new challenges with an “ever present smile.”

DHHS’ employees and supervisors of the year, including Brackett, will be honored on Thursday, October 29 with a reception with Gov. Pete Ricketts at the Capitol Rotunda, a reception at the Governor’s Residence and a DHHS recognition at the Cornhusker Hotel.

WNVH is part of DHHS’ Division of Veterans’ Homes which also oversees veterans’ homes in Bellevue, Norfolk and Grand Island.