Tania Appling: Central Office Employee of the Month for December 2017

December 4, 2017
December 2017 Central Office Employee of the Month: Tania Appling

Congratulations to Tania Appling -- Selected Central Office Employee of the Month for December 2017!

Tania Appling, Training Program Manager of the Professional Development and Leadership Unit, has been selected as the Central Office Employee of the Month!!

In her current position, Ms. Appling oversees DJJ’s professional development and leadership courses for staff. She has been a DJJ employee since 1997. She became a member of  the American Probation and Parole Association (APPA) in 2010 is currently serving as Chair of APPA’s Juvenile Justice Committee. She holds Master’s degrees in Educational Psychology and Public Administration. Ms. Appling was instrumental in the development and coordination of the very first Community Leadership Training Course which recently took place. The 40-hour course concluded on November 3rd with 17 participants successfully completing it. The course gives Probation Officer 2, Juvenile Probation Managers and Community Support Services staff, the necessary training to effectively and efficiently perform their current duties while preparing them for future promotions to positions and higher levels of responsibility within DJJ. The course is taught by a combination of subject matter experts and POST Certified Instructors within DJJ.

Ms. Appling, thank you for your hard work and commitment to ensuring that the first Community Leadership Training Course was a success!!

Please join us in congratulating Ms. Tania Appling for a job well done.


The Employee of the Month Committee

DJJ’s Employee of the Month Recognition Program
– How Nominees Are Selected

Beginning January 2015, the Georgia Department of Juvenile Justice kicks-off its first “Employee of the Month” program for Central Office employees. Names of nominees are selected by the DJJ Executive Team from members of their units or divisions and submitted to be recognized as the Central Office Employee of the Month. Included with the nomination is a one page write-up detailing why the staff member should be given consideration to be selected Employee of the Month.

Then each month, the Nomination Committee makes their selection for the employee to receive public appreciation the following month. The written nomination is reviewed and signed by Commissioner Avery D. Niles and posted for public recognition on the DJJ “News & Views” website. Each nominee selected by the committee will be recognized at a monthly DJJ Board Meeting and entitled to use the Employee of the Month parking space reserved at Central Office.

The DJJ Central Office Employee of the Month award is intended to recognize and support those stand-out DJJ team members who bring additional motivation, determination and vigor to the workplace through their personal ethics, advocacy, positive attitudes and innovative solutions to impact the professional challenges faced by their dedicated colleagues and the troubled youth they serve.

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