September 4, 2012

MAKING NEWS

"Rewarding Excellence" Program Featured in Governing Magazine

Montgomery County’s gainsharing program, "Rewarding Excellence", was featured in the August issue of Governing magazine.  Begun in 2009, "Rewarding Excellence" has so far resulted in five successful proposals from front-line employees that are expected to save the County approximately $850,000 annually.  Other projects are in various stages of approval.

Gainsharing program ideas are generated by teams of eight to 12 people, plus one or two facilitators, who receive special training. The teams then meet regularly to brainstorm new, money-saving ideas, develop detailed proposals, then present them to senior management and union representatives for approval.  Team members are rewarded for successful programs with one-time bonuses of up to $5,000, depending on the amount of money the program saves.


Gazette interview with County Latina cable producer and businesswoman

In an interview with The Gazette’s Clyde Ford, Cuban-born Lorna Virgil, a County Cable producer, radio host and media liaison, talks about how a change of pace and direction in her life has enabled her to  “carve out her own niche” in a County and state with an ever-increasing Hispanic population.

Lorna co-hosts “County Report This Week” on County Cable Montgomery and is the host of “Montgomery Al Día” which is broadcast live each Tuesday at 2 p.m. on Radio America 1540 AM. The show also airs on County Cable Montgomery. Visit montgomerycountymd.gov/ccm and click the “Montgomery Al Día” icon. For a listing of viewing times on County Cable Montgomery, go to the schedule on the right side of the website.

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