October 2018 PSCC Employee of the Month: Nita Lapihuska
Nita Lapihuska is Employee of the Month for October 2018. The Prince William County RICTER scale is one
of the ways we measure the values we want to see in employees. Nita
exemplifies each of the values on a daily basis. One such example is her efforts with Public
Safety Day 2018.
September 22, 2018, the Office of Public Safety Communications held our annual
Public Safety Day. The event involved organizing
the event to include contacting & coordinating with multiple county
Nita demonstrated the values of the RICTER scale throughout the entire process. The RICTER scale defines Respect as showing consideration for all customers. The residents of Prince William County are our customers. In the planning of the event, Nita demonstrated that it is important to let the residents know about a variety of services that are available to residents of every age. She made sure there was something to do or someone to talk to for everyone that came by the event. Integrity is defined as doing what is right, honest and fair. We do what we say and we honor our commitments. Nita was committed to making this event a success. She spent countless hours planning and preparing for the event. On the day of the event, she coordinated all of the resources to ensure a successful outcome. She was the first to arrive and the last to leave. Nita was Creative in reaching out to agencies that might not be included as First Responders to make sure there was a full range of county services in attendance. Teamwork was demonstrated in every aspect of the event. Every comment that has been received regarding the event supports the fact that this event exceeded all expectations, thus demonstrating the RICTER value of Excellence. From start to finish, Nita demonstrated the RICTER value of Responsibility by seizing the opportunity to do the right thing. She was committed to making Public Safety Day a success and all of her efforts clearly paid off!
Director Eddie L. Reyes comments, "While Nita is one of our regular rock stars in the PSCC, ensuring that we have the highest level of training standards in the 911 profession, her vision, values and leadership of the 2018 Public Safety Day go way above and beyond outstanding performance. Thank you Nita for what you do every day to ensure our employees receive the highest level of training so that County residents and first responders are as safe as possible."