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(This list goes back to 1977 with the exception of a few missing years; scroll down for past years)

2010: 

On Tuesday, November 16, 2010, the State Employee Suggestion Board and Office of State Employment Relations honored annual award-winners in the Senate Parlor at the State Capitol in Madison. The following awards were given:

Individual Suggestion of the Year 2010:
TOU X. YANG (Department of Transportation) was recognized for saving the department time and money by using an innovative program/spreadsheet to create miscellaneous quantities which are the basis for calculating engineering estimates for construction project lettings.  Cost Savings:  $35,730 per year. 

Group Suggestion of the Year 2010:  
KIM VONNAHME and LAURA (LAURIE) HOOD of the Department of Justice (Attorney General J.B. Van Hollen) were recognized for evaluating the printing options for the Physical Evidence Handbook which is utilized by local law enforcement officers.  The employees found that the printing option through the State Contract was substantially higher than was available through other printers. The employees proceeded to obtain the necessary quotes and approval from DOA to use other than the contract vendor.  They saved the Department of Justice $5,811 in printing costs and also saved end users (local law enforcement agencies) $2.50/copy for each handbook that will be purchased.  Cost Savings:  $5,811 per year. 

Special Recognition Award:  
The DIVISION OF MOTOR VEHICLES (Department of Transportation) received special recognition from the Board for sustained participation in the State Employee Suggestion Program.  In fiscal year 2010,  24 of the 30 successfully implemented employee suggestions statewide originated from DMV staff.  

Agency Coordinator of the Year 2010:  
HELENA HUDDLESTON (Department of Transportation, Division of Motor Vehicles) was recognized for her outstanding work as the Motor Vehicles division program coordinator.  This is the second consecutive year Ms. Huddleston has won this award.

Agency of the Year 2010:  
The DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION (Secretary Frank Busalacchi) was honored as Agency of the Year for 2010 for its continuing active participation in the Employee Suggestion Program and for the innovative ideas submitted by DOT employees.  DOT has won this award at least 19 times in the past 34 years.

Extraordinary Employee Award:  
ROBERT TOOMEY (Office of State Employment Relations) was recognized by the State Employee Suggestion Board for his work as statewide program coordinator and staff service provided to the board.

Photo Album - 2010 Awards Ceremony

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2009:

On Tuesday, November 17, 2009, the Employee Suggestion Board and Office of State Employment Relations (OSER) honored annual award-winners in the Senate Parlor at the State Capitol in Madison.  The following awards were given:

Individual Suggestion of the Year 2009:

SUSAN O’KANE (Department of Children & Families) was recognized for her suggestion, described below, which resulted in average annual savings of $176,148.00.   By having Unemployment Insurance collections forwarded directly to the KIDS system (instead of via the Trust Fund), the following benefits are recognized:

- Fee savings per collection, reducing payment to the Trust Fund.

- Control of file maintenance and data transfer remains within the State (for example, future necessary changes are not at the will of an external vendor’s decisions, time, resources, and costs).

- Risks that may be encountered outside of State control are eliminated. For example, vendor site disasters, corporate closures, & unforeseen process changes.

- Reduction in unknown payer collections. The Trust Fund follows procedures to identify the payer of a collection. Due to deficiencies in validation data available to the Trust Fund, this process has been less successful than desired. Due to complete data access and control, the rate of identified payers is likely to be higher when processed by the State.

Group Suggestion of the Year 2009:  

JOSEPH RODEFELD, KEN SCHMAUS, DAVID GREENE, SCOTT BRUMMOND, JEFFERY TAYLOR, MARK PFUNDHELLER, GARY DIKKERS, and CAREY HEYMANN (Department of Transportation) were recognized for redesigning and rebuilding the Wisconsin Aeronautical Chart using in-house staff and resources, rather than an outside source.  Average Annual Savings:  $89,900.00.

Special Safety Suggestion Merit Award:  

TOM PLEUSS (Department of Corrections) received special recognition from the Board for three suggestions he submitted in 2009, resulting in modifications to facilities and equipment at New Lisbon Correctional Institution to reduce the risk of prisoner suicide attempts and violent attacks.  

Agency Coordinator of the Year 2009:  

HELENA HUDDLESTON (Department of Transportation, Division of Motor Vehicles) received this award for her outstanding work as the Motor Vehicles division program coordinator; DMV accounted for 14 of the 28 suggestions submitted by DOT employees to the State Employee Suggestion Program.

Agency of the Year 2009:  

The DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION (Secretary Frank Busalacchi) was honored as Agency of the Year for 2009, for its continuing active participation in the Employee Suggestion Program and for the innovative ideas submitted by DOT employees.  DOT has won this award at least 18 times in the past 33 years.

Photo Album - 2009 Awards Ceremony

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2008:

On Thursday, November 13, 2008, the Employee Suggestion Board and Office of State Employment Relations (OSER) honored annual award-winners in the Senate Parlor at the State Capitol in Madison.  OSER Director Jenny Donnelly gave welcome remarks, and Board members David Vriezen and Gene Dalhoff presented the following awards:

Suggestion of the Year 2008:

STEVEN KREBS, JANIE PFLAUM, SALLY ANDREWS, and FRANK HILSCHER (Department of Transportation) were recognized for suggesting conversion to a 3-month billing cycle for the 500 highway construction plans and specifications CDs mailed each month to the contracting industry. Their suggestion also used an existing database to automatically generate the invoices rather than having to collate and sort thousands of pieces of paper to track orders.  Average Annual Savings:  $13,440.

 

Group Suggestion of the Year 2008:  

WENDY PINK and BRIAN SCHROEDER (Department of Employee Trust Funds) were recognized for combining two health insurance forms (application and change) into a single application/change form, to be printed as 1-ply.  The new single form can be used by employees to either apply for health insurance coverage or make personal or coverage changes.  The annual cost to print 85,000 copies at $0.01 per copy is $850. The new form will also be more efficient to complete and process.  Average Annual Savings:  $7,492.

 

Agency Coordinator of the Year 2008:  

JOAN MEIER (Department of Transportation) was recognized for her outstanding work as agency coordinator and liaison to the state employee suggestion program.

 

Agency of the Year 2008:  

The DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION (Secretary Frank Busalacchi) was honored as Agency of the Year for 2008, for its continuing active participation in the Employee Suggestion Program and for the innovative ideas submitted by DOT employees.  DOT has won this award at least 17 times in the past 32 years.

Photo Album - 2008 Awards Ceremony

November 2008 Press Release (pdf)


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2007:

On Thursday, November 15, 2007, the Employee Suggestion Board and Office of State Employment Relations (OSER) honored annual award-winners in the Governor's Conference Room in the State Capitol, Madison.  OSER Director Jenny Donnelly gave welcome remarks, and Board Chair Sandy Drew and Board members Gene Dalhoff and David Vriezen presented the following awards:

Individual Suggester of the Year 2007:
BRYAN ROYSTON (Department of Natural Resources) was recognized for providing an automated solution that uses server-based technology and scripts to distribute software updates to remote users without the need for local staff intervention or loss of time.  Cost Savings:  $45,900 per year; $229,500 over 5-year period.

Group Suggestion of the Year 2007:
Members of the FORESTRY EDUCATION SPECIALIST TEAM (FEST) (Department of Natural Resources) were recognized as Group Suggestion of the Year.  DNR has a building (“DNR Park”) located within the Wisconsin State Fair Park.  Each year DNR staff participate in the State Fair by explaining DNR programs to visitors, selling hunting/fishing licenses, giving demonstrations and maintaining exhibits. One area of focus at DNR Park is invasive plant species and their threat to natural resources. Ironically, many plants in State Fair Park (including the area around the DNR Park building) are invasive plants. The team contacted State Fair Park and requested their permission to remove the invasive plants and replace them with other plant stock. DNR staff helped with removal of the invasive species plants and planting of new plants. This will help send a message to State Fair visitors that DNR leads by example and takes the threats of invasive species seriously.
FEST Team Members:
Sue Swanson, Chair (DNR); Mary Ann Buenzow (DNR); Genny Fannucchi (DNR); Cindy Kohles (DNR); Ted Pyrek (DNR); Brad D. Johnson (DNR); Kim Sebastian (DNR); Bria Radtke (DNR); Mark Heyde (DNR); Kris Tiles (UW-Extension); and Adam Zirbel (Vernon County).

Agency Coordinator of the Year 2007:
KEVIN HUGGINS (Department of Natural Resources) was recognized for the second consecutive year for his outstanding work as agency coordinator.  Kevin worked diligently to maintain DNR’s participation in the state employee suggestion program and his efforts yielded great success again this year.  Kevin has won this award twice before:  in 2006 for his efforts at DNR, and in 1993, while he was employed at the Department of Transportation.

Agency of the Year 2007:
The DEPARTMENT OF NATURAL RESOURCES (Secretary Matt Frank) was honored as Agency of the Year for 2007, for its continuing active participation in the Employee Suggestion Program and for the innovative ideas submitted by DNR employees.  The award was accepted by Vance Rayburn, Administrator of DNR's Division of Customer Assistance and Employee Services.  This is the second consecutive year DNR has won this award.

Photo Album - 2007 Awards Ceremony

November 2007 Press Release (pdf)

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2006:

On Thursday, November 9, 2006, the Employee Suggestion Board and Office of State Employment Relations (OSER) honored annual award-winners in the Governor's Conference Room in the State Capitol, Madison.  OSER Director Karen Timberlake, Board Chair Sandy Drew, and Board members Gene Dalhoff and David Vriezen presented the following awards:

Individual Suggester of the Year 2006:
TONY JOHNSON (Department of Veterans Affairs) was recognized for creating a design concept, assembly and completion of casket carriers for Northern and Southern Veterans Cemeteries.  The completed casket carriers fulfilled the Cemetery Director expectations, and are functional and visually acceptable.  The work requirements included a metal enclosure to accommodate moving a casket, permanently attached to the frame of a utility vehicle, to rotate a minimum of 90 degrees with inside rollers and a roll-up rear door.   After assembly was completed, painting and graphics were completed by an outside vendor so the casket carrier would represent the cemetery and ensure the dignity and respect that moving a veteran’s casket would require.  Net Cost Savings:  Total, $33,853.  Average Annual Savings:  $6,770.

Group Suggestion of the Year 2006:  
TRACI BREWER and KATHLEEN KOCH (Department of Natural Resources) were recognized for updating DNR's computer inventory prior to reviewing licensing agreement.  This revealed 569 computers that were no longer being used by the agency.  Cost Savings:  $359,289 for one year.  Average Annual Savings:  $71,858.

Agency Coordinator of the Year 2006:  
KEVIN HUGGINS (Department of Natural Resources) was recognized for his outstanding work as agency coordinator.  Kevin worked diligently to revive DNR’s participation in the state employee suggestion program and his efforts yielded great success.

Agency of the Year 2006:  
DEPARTMENT OF NATURAL RESOURCES (Secretary Scott Hassett) was honored as Agency of the Year for 2006, for its active participation in the Employee Suggestion Program and for the innovative ideas submitted by DNR employees.

Photo Album - 2006 Awards Ceremony

November 2006 Press Release (pdf)

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2005:

On Tuesday, November 15, 2005, the Employee Suggestion Board and Office of State Employment Relations honored annual award-winners at the State Capitol.  The following awards were presented by OSER Director Karen Timberlake, Board Chair James Behrend, and Board members Sandy Drew and David Vriezen:

Individual Suggester of the Year 2005:
ASIT PATEL
(Department of Transportation, Division of Transportation System Development) was recognized for developing automated procedures and macros to replace time-consuming bid review procedures that were done manually.  Net savings:  $23,303 per year.

Group Suggestion of the Year 2005:
LYNN NACHREINER and STEVE ANDERSON
(both Department of Transportation, Division of Motor Vehicles) were recognized for reducing costs by working with the vendor for the Automated Road Test Systems (ARTS) and reprogramming the way repeat contacts are batched, thus reducing the number of times the system is accessed.  Net savings:  $85,000 average per year.

Agency Coordinator of the Year 2005:
JAMES BECKER (Department of Transportation, Division of Transportation System Development) was recognized for doing an outstanding job as division coordinator and for being the master of ceremonies for DOT’s annual agency-level awards ceremony.

Agency of the Year 2005
DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION
(Secretary Frank Busalacchi)
The Department of Transportation was honored as Agency of the Year for 2005, for its active participation in the Employee Suggestion Program and for the commitment the agency’s managers and employees continue to show to the program.

Photo Album - 2005 Awards Ceremony

November 2005 Press Release (pdf)

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2003/04:

On Tuesday, November 16, 2004, the Employee Suggestion Board honored annual award-winners at the State Capitol.  Lieutenant Governor Barbara Lawton and OSER Executive Assistant Susan Crawford gave opening remarks.  The following awards were presented, covering both Fiscal Years 2003 and 2004, by Board Chair James Behrend and Board members Sandy Drew and David Vriezen:

Individual Suggester of the Year 2004:
MARY JANE DREXLER
(University of Wisconsin – Oshkosh) was recognized for her suggestion regarding the number of different telephone carriers in her particular work unit being used with varying long-distance telephone rates, ranging from .03 to .39 cents per minute. With help from the Telecommunications department, a single telephone carrier was contacted and a statewide contract was used which resulted in savings.

Special Suggestion of the Year 2004:
JULIA ALBIS-HUTCHINGS
(Department of Transportation, Division of Motor Vehicles) was honored for her suggestion to broadcast messages on Spanish language radio stations regarding safety belt use and child passenger safety, and update the corresponding printed Spanish booklet.

Agency Coordinator of the Year 2004:
JOHN WILLIHNGANZ
(University of Wisconsin – Oshkosh), for his commitment as Campus Coordinator over a number of years in promoting the Wisconsin Employee Suggestion Program at UW-Oshkosh.

Individual Suggester of the Year 2003:
LAURIE BECKER
(Department of Transportation) was recognized for her suggestion to discontinue leasing microfiche reader/printers for each processor and use department-owned microfiche readers that are placed in a central location.

Group Suggestion of the Year 2003:
STEVE WISWELL and DALE KITELINGER
(both Department of Transportation, Division of Transportation Investment Management) were honored for developing a new sealant to use when installing sensors on the road for the weigh-in-motion and vehicle classifier computers.

Agency Coordinator of the Year 2003:
MARJORIE McCORMICK
(Department of Transportation, Division of Motor Vehicles), for her outstanding work as Division Coordinator over the past several years in promoting the Wisconsin Employee Suggestion Program at DOT’s Division of Motor Vehicles.

Agency of the Year 2003 & 2004:
DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION
(Secretary Frank Busalacchi)
The Department of Transportation received the Agency of the Year awards for 2003 and for 2004, for its employees’ continuing active participation in the Employee Suggestion Program and for the commitment the agency continues to show to the program.

Photo Album - 2003/04 Awards Ceremony

November 2004 Press Release (pdf)

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2002:

On Wednesday, November 20, 2002, the Employee Suggestion Board honored annual award-winners at the State Capitol.  DER Secretary Peter Fox and Board Chair James Behrend presented the following awards:

Individual Suggester of the Year 2002:  
BRENDA WILLIAMS
(Department of Employment Relations) was recognized for researching ways to achieve cost savings in printing and mailing the Current Employment Opportunities Bulletin, above and beyond the requirements of her job duties. Numerous vendors and service packages were researched, with testing and trial periods. A cafeteria of options was presented to management with a perceptive recommendation as to the best combination of services and format. The result is a much-improved product, shorter processing time, and substantial cost savings to both DER and its customers. Savings: Up to $60,000 per year.

Group Suggestion of the Year 2002:  
Enterprise Output Solutions (EOS) TEAM: JAN THEOBALD (Leader), JULIE MOYER, JIM CHAJA, WENDY MARGENAU, MARGE KNUTH, and RUTH GUNDLACH (Department of Transportation, Division of Motor Vehicles). Suggested creating options for using the EOS software as a storage medium for data converted from microfiche. Savings: Over $50,000 per year.

Agency Coordinator of the Year 2002:  
JUDY BOHLING
(Department of Transportation) was recognized for her outstanding work as Agency Coordinator in promoting the Wisconsin Employee Suggestion Program at DOT.

Agency of the Year 2002:  
DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION
(Acting Secretary Thomas Carlsen) was honored as Agency of the Year for its active participation in the Employee Suggestion Program and encouraging suggestions contributed by DOT employees.

Photo Album - 2002 Awards Ceremony

November 2002 Press Release (pdf)

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2001:

On Wednesday, November 14, 2001, the Employee Suggestion Board honored annual award-winners at the State Capitol.  The following awards were presented by DER Secretary Peter Fox and Board Chair James Behrend:

Individual Suggester of the Year 2001
(Tie--shared by 3 employees):

- CAROLYN HACKLER (Department of Transportation, Division of Motor Vehicles) -- Ms. Hackler, who is a previous winner of multiple Individual Suggester of the Year awards, has continued to make suggestions for improvements in her workplace.  During fiscal year 2000-01, Ms. Hackler made four successful suggestions:  highlight DOT upper management in the department bulletin, develop a manual of terminology for a new violation management system, use flowcharts in training manuals, and place carpet runners on the heavily-traveled first floor in the Hill Farms State Transportation Building to prevent slips and falls.  For her ongoing activism, creativity, and inspiring example, the Employee Suggestion Board is honoring Carolyn Hackler as Co-Individual Suggester of the Year.

- DEBORAH ANDERSON (Department of Health & Family Service, Southern Wisconsin Center) -- Ms. Anderson suggested purchasing sodium chloride 0.9% (normal saline) in bulk rather than in smaller amounts.  Her suggestion has resulted in annual savings of $7,500, or $37,500 over a five-year period.  Ms. Anderson is the Co-Individual Suggester of the Year. 

- GARY DIKKERS (Department of Transportation, Division of Transportation Infrastructure Development) -- Mr. Dikkers successfully suggested that DOT encourage its employees to use free Internet services to look up telephone numbers instead of calling directory assistance, which charges $0.95 per call.  Based on telephone bill records, it was determined that this suggestion saved DOT $5,000 per year or $25,000 over five years.  Mr. Dikkers is the Co-Individual Suggester of the Year.

Group Suggestion of the Year 2001:  
PAUL LINDERHOLM and RICHARD EHLERT
(Department of Transportation, Division of Motor Vehicles) -- Mr. Linderholm and Mr. Ehlert created a plastic template for blind and sight-disadvantaged citizens who are unable to see where to sign for a DOT-issued state identification card.

Agency Coordinator of the Year 2001:  
ELLEN HARIO (Department of Transportation, Division of Motor Vehicles)

Agency of the Year 2001:  
DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION
(Secretary Terrence Mulcahy)

Photo Album - 2001 Annual Awards Ceremony

November 2001 Press Release (pdf)

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2000:

On Wednesday, November 15, 2000, the Employee Suggestion Board honored annual award-winners at the State Capitol.  DER Secretary Peter Fox and Board Chair James Behrend presented these awards:

Individual Suggester of the Year 2000:   
DANIEL P. JOHNSON
(Department of Administration) -- Mr. Johnson saved the State of Wisconsin more than $18,000 in the past seven years of FAA certification by becoming certified to perform federally required aircraft altimeter/transponder certification and repairs every two years. He continues to save the state between $2000 and $3000 biennially by performing these inspections. Additional advantages of his certification are: reduced aircraft downtime, assurance that checks and tests are done properly and completely, and increased availability of aircrafts and pilots.   Annual Savings:  varies.     5-Year Savings:  $18,950.

Group Suggestion of the Year 2000:  
DOROTHY FRANKEY & LAURIE TERWILLIGER
(Department of Transportation, Division of Motor Vehicles) -- Eliminate paying extra postage ($0.06 per envelope) for a service which the U.S. Post Office now provides when paying the lower rate.  Estimated Savings: $47,500.

Agency Coordinator of the Year 2000:
LINDA HEISLER (Department of Health & Family Services)

Agency of the Year 2000:
DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION

Special Recognition Plaque & Letters of Appreciation:
UW-PLATTEVILLE Design Studio--

Professors:  Paul Shecter, Louis Nzegwu, Bernard Harris
Current Students:  Miriam Schroeder, Derek Carpenter, Nathan Maxwell
Recent Graduates:  Shann Deprey, Kathy Ebben, Jeff Brown

Photo Album - 2000 Annual Awards ceremony

November 2000 Press Release (pdf)

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1999:

On November 17, 1999, the Employee Suggestion Board held its annual awards ceremony.   State Treasurer Jack Voight and Board Chair James Behrend presented the awards.

Individual Suggester of the Year 1999 (tie):
HELEN CLEVELAND (Department of Transportation)
CAROLYN HACKLER (Department of Transportation)

Group Suggester of the Year 1999:
DEBBIE KRAEMER, NANCY LIEGEL, WENDY ZIEGLER, LAURIE WOLTER, RICHARD KLEIST, MARJORIE UPHOFF, and ROGER TESCH (all Department of Transportation)

Agency Coordinator of the Year 1999:
SANDRA MARR (Department of Transportation, Division of Transportation Districts)

Agency of the Year 1999:
DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION.   The agency award was accepted by Roger Cross, Administrator of the DOT Division of Motor Vehicles, on behalf of the department and Secretary Charles Thompson.

Photo Album - 1999 Annual Awards ceremony (Note: only 1 photo in this album)

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1998:

On November 24, 1998, at the State Capitol, Lieutenant Governor Scott McCallum, State Treasurer Jack Voight and Board Chair James Behrend presented the following Annual Employee Suggestion awards:

Individual Suggester of the Year 1998:
CAROLYN HACKLER (Department of Transportation)

Group Suggestion of the Year 1998:
NANCY LIEGEL, DEBBIE KRAEMER, WENDY ZIEGLER, LAURIE WOLTER, and RICHARD KLEIST (all Department of Transportation)

Agency Coordinator of the Year 1998:
CAROL SOBEK (Department of Transportation)

Agency of the Year 1998:
DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION.   The agency award was accepted by Secretary Charles Thompson.

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1996/97:

On June 25, 1997, at the State Capitol,
State Treasurer Jack Voight and Board Chair James Behrend presented the following Annual Employee Suggestion awards (for Fiscal Year 1996): 

Individual Suggester of the Year 1996:
DAVID J. MEYER (UW-Oshkosh)

Group Suggestion of the Year 1996:
CAROLINE RABEHL & SUE TIRY (Department of Transportation)

Agency Coordinator of the Year 1996:
DIANE ALLING (Department of Transportation, Division of Motor Vehicles)

Agency of the Year 1996:
DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION (Secretary Charles Thompson)

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1995:

The following Annual Employee Suggestion awards were presented in 1995: 

Individual Suggester of the Year 1995:
NANCY WILMS (Department of Transportation, Division of Motor Vehicles)

Group Suggestion of the Year 1995:
PAUL ANDERSON, JAMES BRUN, GREGORY BUROS, ROGER CLERK, GARY GRUNDMAN, GEORGE JOHNSON, TODD KALLENBACH, ROBERT SCOTT and EDWIN TODAHL (UW-Eau Claire)

Agency Coordinator of the Year 1995:
DIANE ALLING (Department of Transportation, Division of Motor Vehicles)

Agency of the Year 1995:
DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION

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1994:

The following Annual Employee Suggestion awards were presented for 1994: 

Individual Suggester of the Year 1994:
BYRON GOETSCH (Department of Natural Resources)

Group Suggestion of the Year 1994:
KAAREN GUNTHER and BETTY MILLER (Department of Transportation, Division of Motor Vehicles)

Agency Coordinator of the Year 1994:
SHERRY SCHULTZ (Department of Transportation, Division of Motor Vehicles)

Agency of the Year 1994:
DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION

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1993:

On October 22, 1993, at the State Capitol, Lieutenant Governor Scott McCallum presented the following Annual Employee Suggestion awards: 

Individual Suggester of the Year 1993:
JOAN GERMAN (Department of Transportation, Division of State Patrol)

Group Suggestion of the Year 1993:
MARK WIPPERFURTH and THOMAS REID (Department of Revenue)

Agency Coordinator of the Year 1993:
KEVIN HUGGINS (Department of Transportation, Division of Motor Vehicles)

Agency of the Year 1993:
DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION

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1992:

On October 22, 1992, at the State Capitol,
Lieutenant Governor Scott McCallum presented the following Annual Employee Suggestion awards: 

Individual Suggester of the Year 1992:
ROBERT MARTINI (Department of Natural Resources)

Group Suggestion of the Year 1992:
BLAINE BUNBURY, MICHAEL FAAS, and VICTOR VAN ALSTINE (Department of Health & Social Services, Mendota Mental Health Institute)

Agency of the Year 1992:
DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION

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1991:

On October 20, 1991, at the State Capitol, Lieutenant Governor Scott McCallum presented the following Annual Employee Suggestion awards: 

Individual Suggester of the Year 1991:
HERBERT CASEY (Department of Natural Resources)

Group Suggestion of the Year 1991:
ROBERT SCHMIDT and STEVEN KOEHLER (Department of Health & Social Services, Winnebago Mental Health Institute)

Agency of the Year 1991:
(unknown)

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1989 & 1990:

No information available at this time about annual awards for these fiscal years.

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1988:

On October 26, 1988,
Administration Secretary James Klauser presented the following Annual Employee Suggestion awards: 

Individual Suggester of the Year 1988:
MARTIN ROMERO (Department of Administration)

Agency Coordinator of the Year 1988:
LINDA LEWIS (Department of Transportation, Division of Motor Vehicles)

Agency of the Year 1988:
DEPARTMENT OF CORRECTIONS, Kettle Moraine Correctional Institution

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1987:

On October 28, 1987,
Lieutenant Governor Scott McCallum presented the following Annual Employee Suggestion awards: 

Individual Suggester of the Year 1987:
(tie -- shared by 3 employees)

- JOHN MUELLER (UW-Oshkosh)
- ANGELO PELLITTERI (Department of Veterans Affairs)
- DEAN TERHALL (Department of Transportation, Division of Motor Vehicles)

Agency Coordinator of the Year 1987:
MARCIA KASIETA (Department of Transportation, Division of Motor Vehicles)

Agency of the Year 1987:
DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION

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1984 through 1986:

No information available at this time about annual awards for these fiscal years.

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1983:

On September 30, 1983 the following 
Annual Employee Suggestion awards were presented: 

Individual Suggester of the Year 1983:
DONALD BUCHOLTZ (UW-System)

Agency of the Year 1983:
Two agencies were recognized:

- DEPARTMENT OF NATURAL RESOURCES
- DEPARTMENT OF CORRECTIONS, Dodge Correctional Institution

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1981 to 1982:

No information available at this time about annual awards for these fiscal years.

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1980:

On November 12, 1980, at the Quality Inn, Governor Lee Sherman Dreyfus presented the following awards for the 4th Annual Merit Awards: 

Individual Suggester of the Year 1980:
(tie -- 2 employees)


- PETER FROLAND
(Department of Transportation)
- DAVID WONG (Department of Revenue)

Agency of the Year 1980:
DEPARTMENT OF INDUSTRY, LABOR & HUMAN RELATIONS

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1979:

On September 28, 1979, at the Quality Inn,
Governor Lee Sherman Dreyfus presented the following awards in the 3rd Annual State Merit Awards: 

Individual Suggester of the Year 1979:
WINSTON OLSON (Department of Administration)

Agency of the Year 1979:
DEPARTMENT OF VETERANS AFFAIRS

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1978:

On September 15, 1978,
Governor Martin Schreiber presented the following awards in the 2nd Annual Merit Awards ceremony: 

Individual Suggester of the Year 1978:
DONALD HAGIE (Department of Health & Social Services, Winnebago Mental Health Institute)

Agency of the Year 1978:
DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION

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1977:

At the 1st Annual Merit Awards ceremony on September 23, 1977, 
Governor Martin Schreiber presented the following awards:

Individual Suggester of the Year 1977:
JACK WALDHEIM (UW-Milwaukee)

Agency of the Year 1977:
DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION

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