Barbara Soderlund Solid Waste 10 years of service Steve Allen Utilities 21 years of service LJ Wood Public Works 17 years of service Yuan-Chen Kung Human Services 11 years of service Clarethia Monroe Utilities 8 years of service Clayton Parrott Emergency Management 3 years of service Evelyn Esteva- Stephens Office of Management & Budget 14 years of service Haxhi Muharemi Utilities 13 years of service Jerry Irizarry Building Services 30 years of service Michael Swonger Veteran Services 3 years of service Anousone Eicher Human Services 29 years of service Matt Laverdure Vegetation Management 19 years of service 15 Create a Quality Workforce in a Positive, Supportive Organization 14 Create a Quality Workforce in a Positive, Supportive Organization We Grow Leaders Our inaugural class of the Leadership Enhancement And Development (LEAD) program graduated in December. LEAD took high-potential employees through a two-year course to provide a leadership pipeline for the future of Pinellas. We Value Wellness Our Health and Wellness Program provides free membership at our Wellness Center, as well as discounts for other gyms, classes and programs. We also offer incentives for healthy behavior. Our workforce is our foundation, making it possible to deliver on the promise of our Strategic Plan. Our dynamic workplace includes a wide variety of positions to fit most interests and educational backgrounds. To develop our employees, we provide opportunities for personal and professional growth, as well as an excellent benefits package that includes competitive pay and health insurance. Learn more at We Listen to Our Employees We conduct employee surveys to enable our employees the opportunity to share input in shaping our workplace. Past feedback has resulted in additional training opportunities that have enhanced our services. Of all employees surveyed in 2017, 88% would recommend working for Pinellas County. We Stay Competitive With Our Peers We conducted a pay and classification study to better define job responsibilities, ensure competitive pay and support a strong workforce. We Celebrate Achievements We are continuously working to improve our delivery of first class services. Our annual In-Service Day gathering celebrated milestones and past achievements, and engaged employees in the Doing Things! for the year ahead. More than 1,800 Employees 21,550 Combined years of service 12 years Average employee tenure 229 New hires in 2017 3,400 Number of hours of learning for students in internships and externships Recognizing Our Talented Workforce We select an employee each month to award with a Doing Things! recognition for a continued commitment to Deliver First Class Services to the Public and Our Customers. Watch the “I Am Pinellas County” video series at www.pinellascounty/doingthings for an inside look at the services our employees proudly deliver to you every day. We Give Back As part of our 31st annual bicycle drive, employees donated $11,000 toward the purchase of 126 new bicycles for children of disabled veterans and families in most need during the holidays. The bicycle drive has been a holiday tradition for more than three decades. We Uplift Our Community Our Employee Choir performs at county-sponsored events. In 2017, the group provided inspirational music for veterans at the Honor Flight at Home, and sang seasonal tunes at the Holiday Lights in the Gardens. Your Voice “The tuition reimbursement program allows me to further develop my skills while still serving the public. The opportunity to earn a degree opens many doors for my career, benefiting me and my family for a lifetime without the burden of a student loan.” Dontell Green, Transportation System Technician II, Public Works