Attorney Greg Wiley and Human Resources Director Roxanne Chmielewski were recently awarded the 2012 Pacesetter award by the National Public Employer Labor Relations Association (NPELRA), the premier organization for public-sector labor relations and human resources professionals. NPELRA is a network of state and regional affiliates with over 2,000 members around the country. The governmental agencies represented in NPELRA employ more than four million workers in federal, state, and local government.
The Pacesetter Award recognizes NPELRA members who have successfully developed a new tool or technique for use in resolving conflicts, addressing new challenges, or assisting others in their growth in public sector labor relations.
Wiley won the award in 2012 for developing a PTO Purchase plan as an alternative to traditional furloughs or layoffs. The plan enabled employees more control over their time off, and gave employees discretion and dignity, which helped to maintain morale of employees in a down time.
Among other things, the award shows Wiley’s focus on problem-solving and innovation in the legal field.