LARNED — The Larned Juvenile Correctional Facility has selected Kay Keller and Tim Bagby as Second Quarter Employees of the Quarter. They were selected from nominations submitted by their peers; candidates are chosen based upon factors including job performance, dependability, competence, initiative, work ethic, and achievement.
Kay Keller, Certified Nurse Aide II, was selected as the Non-Uniformed Employee of the Quarter. Keller started state of Kansas employment in January of 1997, as a mental health trainee at the Larned State Hospital. In May of 2007, she accepted her current CNA II position at LJCF. She was born and raised in the Larned area.
She says she loves working at LJCF. She enjoys spending time with her family, watching KU basketball, and playing “Grandma.”
Keller’s nomination noted her dependability and trustworthiness, which is shown by her competent oversight of the ordering and stocking of the medications used at LJCF.
“Her counts are always accurate, due to her meticulous attention to detail,” her nomination read. “Her 15 years of experience in working with various populations has given her great understanding related to the administration of medication.
“She works closely with Security staff. She seldom becomes rattled, even in stressful situations. By being firm, fair, and consistent, she has earned the respect of youth and staff. Kay is a great team player. She interacts well with a wide circle of individuals. Her co-workers appreciate her sense of humor, her willingness to lend a hand, and her initiative in getting things done.”
Tim Bagby, Juvenile Corrections Officer I, was selected as the Uniformed Employee of the Quarter. Bagby began his career with the Larned Juvenile Correctional Facility Sept. 11, 2006. During his years as a Juvenile Corrections Officer I, he has worked various shifts and posts. He currently works the day shift on the Dodge unit. His hobbies include auto racing and spending time with his wife, Marsha.
Officer Bagby for nominated for being dependable. He often comes in early to assist the 10 to 6 shift coverage prior to working his full 6 to 2 shift. He does this with a truly positive attitude.
“He is always security-minded,” his nomination read. “Tim is very knowledgeable regarding rules and policies. He is able to hold youth residents accountable in a firm, but fair and consistent way. Due to his work ethics, youth usually accept the consequences he gives without incident. Tim steps in to help his co-workers without hesitation. It is a pleasure to work with him.”
LJCF appreciates his efforts and is proud to recognize him for this honor!