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Amber Crawford Mat-Su Pretrial Employee of the Quarter

BAIID Conference

Employee of the Quarter Amber Crawford is presented with a letter confirming the award by Lt. Tim Routen.

Amber Crawford has been selected as Employee of the Quarter (April-June 2012) at Mat-Su Pretrial Facility. “She was nominated by her peers for the professional and courteous manner in which she interacts with staff and for her extremely positive and happy attitude. During much of this quarter she had been filling both the Accounting Clerk and Administrative Manager positions and in doing so remained helpful, dedicated. Despite her double duties she continued to consider the needs of staff and did whatever she could to make THEIR jobs easier. She was described by one of her nominees as ‘our ray of sunshine!,'” said Superintendent Steve Brunger. The MSPT Employee Recognition Committee thanked Ms. Crawford for her sacrifice, dedication, excellent service and sunny disposition. As Employee of the Quarter she will also be considered at the end of the year for Employee of the Year.

DOC participants gain working knowledge at BAIID conference

BAIID Conference

Conference participants, from left, Probation Officer Chris McKenzie, Probation Officer Stefanie Hayes, Procurement Manager John Schauwecker

The Department of Corrections is the agency which is responsible for certifying BAIIDs … that’s Blood Alcohol Ignition Interlock Devices. That task falls on Procurement, which is why procurement chief John Schauwecker participated in a two-day conference at the Anchorage Police Department training center July 23-24th. Regulations require BAIID vendors to report violations – for example when the device prevents a car from starting because the operator’s breath alcohol level is too high. For that reason Probation Officers Chris McKenzie and Stefanie Hayes attended the conference with a goal of learning more about the devices and how to access reports of violations by probationers required to use the devices. The conference was conducted by Ottawa, Canada-based Traffic Injury Research Foundation.