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Courtney Kelley receives honor from Missouri Veterans Commission

Courtney Kelley, timekeeper for the Missouri Veterans Home in Warrensburg, was selected as the October 2017 Missouri Veterans Commission Employee of the Month. She was honored at a ceremony on Oct. 18, at the home with family, staff and veterans, according to a press release from the Missouri Veterans Home.

“Since joining the human resources team in May, I am sure that Courtney noticed on her first day that the HR offices are a fast-paced and ever changing environment. Being new to government employment, and long-term care, it isn’t an easy transition to come into but it is one that Courtney has thrived in,” said Rachel Brown, personnel officer.

This summer, a new timekeeping system called Care Ware was implemented. Kelley took initiative and created training modules to assist managers and employees with this new system. Her work, some of which took place in the evenings and weekends, has been so revered it is now the cornerstone of training for Care Ware within all of the Veterans Homes in Missouri, according to the press release.

“While employed with the Missouri Veterans Commission, Courtney has exemplified true dedication to the commission’s mission statement of honoring and serving our veterans. She is a true role model for all commission staff,” said Larry Kay, executive director of the Missouri Veterans Commission.

Kelley lives in Warrensburg with her fiancé, Patrick Swoboda. During her spare time, she enjoys spending it with her family, friends and dog, Katie.

“Being the Employee of the Month for the Missouri Veterans Home is a huge honor. I love being able to give back to the Veterans and serve the employees,” Kelley said.

The Missouri Veterans Commission established the Employee of the Month Program to recognize employees within the Missouri Veterans Commission for outstanding service. Executive Director Kay  presented her with a plaque and State Rep. Dan Houx gave her a joint resolution from the Missouri Senate and House of Representatives.

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