October 2021 Snapshots
On Oct. 8, Administrator Paul Kiecker met with inspection personnel at Est. 630, in Boise, Idaho, to speak about staffing, methods for attracting new employees in a high cost of living area, and new flexibilities FSIS got for line personnel to use the two-hour administrative leave between Oct. 8 and Nov. 20. Back row, pictured from left: Consumer Safety Inspector (CSI) Dan Cline, Food Inspector (FI) Bret Lee, FI Russell Ward. Front row, pictured from left: FI Kaleah Brown, FI Adriana Cardenas, FI Marjorie Estes, Supervisory Public Health Veterinarian (SPHV) Dr. Lyndsey Mitchell, CSI Erica Gasper, Kiecker, and SPHV Dr. Tyler Senft. Photo by Robert Witte, OA.
On Oct. 8, Administrator Paul Kiecker worked the line and helped give breaks at Est. 630 before speaking with inspection personnel and answering questions during the company break. Photo by Robert Witte, OA.
Behind the scenes of a turkey thawing video for an Office of Public Affairs and Consumer Education (OPACE) series of Thanksgiving food safety videos. Pictured, from left: Wendy Mihm, Kenneth King, Chelsea Anderson, Alejandra Giraldo and Laura Scott, all with OPACE. Photo courtesy of Meredith Carothers, OPACE.
Pictured, from left: Kenneth King waits to step into the frame as Alejandra Giraldo and Laura Scott set up to film a shot. Photo courtesy of Meredith Carothers, OPACE.
OPACE staffers pose with the star of the Thanksgiving food safety video shoot: the turkey! Pictured, from left: Alejandra Giraldo, Chelsea Anderson, Meredith Carothers, Wendy Mihm, Laura Scott and Kenneth King. Photo courtesy of Meredith Carothers, OPACE.
On October 5, Administrator Paul Kiecker met with staff from the Office of Management’s (OM) Human Resources Operations Division (HROD) to discuss new ways FSIS can attract, hire and retain inspection personnel. Pictured back row (left to right): Staffing and Classification Branch Chief Dan Hanowski; Kiecker, Classification Specialists James Brewer and Jessica Swanberg; and Chief Human Capital Officer Joseph Abbott, OM. Front row (left to right): Classification Specialist Kathy Peterson, HROD Director Laura Frantes; and Classification Specialist Jerry Button. Classification Section Chief Millicent Lawson, not pictured, participated in the meeting virtually. Photo by Robert Witte, OA.