Georgia Department of Corrections
Brian Owens, Commissioner
Director of Public Affairs
Contact: Office of Public Affairs (478) 992-5248
STATE OF GEORGIA
For Immediate Release
Forsyth - The Department of Corrections honored Brad Patterson as 2011 Headquarters Employee of the Year at the Eighth Annual GDC Awards ceremony on Tuesday, May 29, 2012 at State Offices South at Tift College in Forsyth, Georgia.
"Brad is a team player and valuable asset to the Department," said Commissioner Brian Owens. "He is well deserving of this honor and we are proud to recognize his outstanding contributions to the Personnel team over the years," added Owens.
The Headquarters Employee of the Year recipient must display consistency, dependability, accuracy, initiative and the ability to prioritize. This award is presented to an employee who promotes harmony and teamwork throughout the agency and maintains advanced knowledge of policy and procedures.
Patterson joined the Department in 1984 and currently works in the Central Human Resources division. He oversees and implements all meetings and conferences for his division. Patterson is a fine example of a truly dedicated and loyal employee.
Several key officials were on hand for the ceremony, which was attended by 200 guests. Making the award presentation with the Commissioner were Board of Corrections Secretary Rose Williams, Assistant Corrections Commissioner Timothy C. Ward and special guest speaker, State Representative Jay Neal.
The Department of Corrections is the fourth largest prison system in the United States and is responsible for supervising nearly 60,000 state prisoners and over 150,000 probationers. It is the largest law enforcement agency in the state with approximately 12,000 employees.