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MARTIN COUNTY - The Martin County Board of County Commissioners was selected as a "best place to work" in Martin County among large employers.
Edward Ciampi, District 5 commissioner and chairman, accepted the award at HR Martin County's annual awards luncheon.
The award recipients were found to excel in the areas of employee attraction and retention. The Martin County Board of County Commissioners, with 836 employees, was found to a have low turnover rate and a higher-than-average growth rate.
The Martin County Board of County Commissioners offers employee benefits, including an employee wellness center, a health clinic available at no cost to all employees and their family members who are covered under the Martin County group health plan for all non-emergency issues. On-site x-rays, lab work and generic medications are also available.
"Our wellness center has greatly reduced the county's insurance costs and it provides employees with a program to ensure they receive quality care," said Taryn Kryzda, Martin County administrator.
"The wellness program has helped some employees identify some serious health issues before those issues become catastrophic. It is a great benefit that we are proud to offer our employees."
In addition, the no-cost employee assistance program is offered to all employees and family members within their households. The EAP is an avenue of assistance for employees whose personal problems may be affecting their work performance.
"We are proud to be recognized for this prestigious award," said Ms. Kryzda. "We are pleased to offer our employees a great place to work and we appreciate all they do to make Martin County government an exceptional workplace."