The DGS Business Enterprise Administration Division selected the following staff members for Doing Great Service recognition for May 2019:
The Gov Deals Team – Ed Nunez, Aarica Dupree, Iesha Daniels Overton
The Statewide Excess Property Disposal Team – Jim Bertocchio, Terri Mitchell
The Gov Deals Team and Statewide Excess Property Disposal Team worked together to achieve a goal of $1 million in Gov Deals sales for FY 19 by mid-April, which was a month and a half before the end of the fiscal year. This achievement is a great example of excellent teamwork.
Officer Herring serves on the Maryland Capitol Police Baltimore Detachment night shift, working when most of us are asleep. He patrols the Baltimore & Inner Harbor Complex, making security checks of buildings and offices, checking on fellow security staff, and enforcing the law as needed.
In January this year, Officer Herring was on mobile patrol when he observed a traffic violation on Preston Street. He conducted a traffic stop and issued several tickets for the registration and title violations he found. The operator of the vehicle was a “Sovereign Citizen.” For those who don’t know, sovereign citizens are described by the FBI as “anti-government extremists who believe that even though they physically reside in the United States, they are separate – or “sovereign” – from the country. They believe that they don’t have to answer to any government authority, including courts, taxing entities, motor vehicle departments or law enforcement.”
Throughout a lengthy legal process over the next four months, which included five failure-to-appears, Officer Herring maintained contact with the State’s Attorney’s office. He kept all court dates, which of course, were during the day when Officer Herring usually slept. In April, this dedication resulted in a full prosecution of the case, with the individual found guilty on 13 counts.
Mitchel LeQuire, Maintenance Mechanic Sr. for the Westminster District Court, made the move from the Frederick MD School for the Deaf to the Department of General Services in March 2017. He has been an essential part of FOM since.
Mitchel is a great team player. He is always willing to learn, take on new tasks and is a true asset to the multi-service centers. Mitchel is dependable, especially through the weather events that can hit Maryland so easily. He is very knowledgeable in the day-to-day operations of the building.
Many employees of the agency offices in the building compliment his great personality and quick response to their needs.