Department of Administration
Department of Administration
Department of Administration

Department of Administration's Employee of the Month Program

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Youngblood’s Loyalty Shapes Personnel Division

Mary Youngblood, a Human Resources Specialist 3 for the Division of Personnel (DOP), has been selected as the Department of Administration’s Employee of the Month for May.

A state employee for 20 years, Youngblood reviews personnel transactions for hires, promotions, demotions, reallocations, leaves of absence, county health transactions, and tenure corrections. If everything is correct, she answers questions from agencies, employees, and applicants about transactions or how to become a state employee, and processes auto-screen applications for register placement so a candidate may be referred for possible employment.

“Mary is a longtime employee of the Personnel Transaction Review Unit and an outstanding mentor and trainer of incoming employees,” said the co-worker who nominated her. “She has trained almost every current specialist in the unit at one time or another and is a consistently patient mentor to new employees.

“Not all employees are doing big things, but some spend years doing ‘small’ things very well for the department, division, supervisors, and co-workers, and they are the backbone of our units and agencies in this way,” the co-worker continued.

When she’s not working, Youngblood enjoys reading, watching movies, tending to her flower beds and container garden, and family genealogy.

Youngblood will be joined by friends and co-workers at a ceremony presented by Cabinet Secretary Mark D. Scott on Friday, May 3, 2024, at 11 a.m., in the DOP offices in Building 3.​