Each month Monette Manor selects an employee of the month. This employee receives a $50 gift card, special parking area, and a write up in the newspaper. The employees of the month are chosen by the department supervisors. Selection is made according to the employee's attitude toward staff and residents, eagerness to help in all departments, how much pride they have in their job, consideration of residents and other workers, dependability, team player, and appearance.
Each December the 12 employees that have been chosen during the year are considered for the honor of Employee of The Year.
Austin has served as housekeeping/laundry supervisor for Monette Manor since August 2000. She has worked for Monette Manor for five years and also worked for the facility at Lane's Nursing Home.
"Ms. Austin is very deserving of this award. She is very dedicated to her job and the resident of the facility," Administrator Marla Lane said. "She is very carrying, considerate, and an asset to Monette Manor.
In recognition of Employee of the Year, Austin received $100 cash; a plaque and her name will be placed on the plaque in the lobby of Monette Manor.