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Tamara Haney Named September Employee of the Month

6:49 PM EDT, October 4, 2012

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Tamara J. Haney, a dispatcher III with the Division of Emergency Operations and 10-year employee with Harford County, has been named the county's Employee of the Month for September.

She was nominated by Timothy Coale, a public safety supervisor at the county's 911 center.

Coale nominated Haney, not for a one event, but for several instances that demonstrate she routinely goes "above and beyond" her duties and responsibilities to provide better service to law enforcement officers and the general public.

In his nomination of Haney, Coale wrote: "While acting as a police dispatch supervisor she encourages others to provide a higher level of performance than dictated in policies and procedures. She has successfully trained many dispatchers, teaching them multiple ways of doing things and holding them to a higher standard of service."

Coale went on to say: "Tamara has been a tremendous help in maintaining shift minimum staffing requirements. She modifies her schedule to fill shortages at the EOC, both with flex time and overtime. Furthermore Tamara is the first to volunteer for any committee that may be needed by the agency. Although it would not be fair to put her on all committees, Tamara's enthusiasm is duly noted."

"I am honored to have been selected for this award. I love my job as a Public Safety Dispatcher and I am proud to be part of such an amazing team of public service employees," Haney said in a county news release.

"Tamara clearly demonstrates the positive attributes of our county employees. She consistently has performed above and beyond the call of duty and we are proud of her dedication and selfless service on behalf of the citizens of Harford County," County Executive David R. Craig said.