Supervisors Make All the Difference!
The Office of Field Operations (OFO) initiated a Supervisory Consumer Safety Inspector (SCSI) continuous development program to enhance the supervisory skills of SCSIs. Administrator Paul Kiecker was invited to attend the virtual “Leadership Matters” webinar Aug. 11 and found it to be exceptional. The scenarios highlighted how supervision and leadership are not about simply being in charge, but about taking care of those in your charge, putting the team before yourself, and finding ways to motivate, encourage and support your team. Kiecker recognized the volunteers who were involved with Operational Excellence coins during the virtual event, then traveled across the country to meet them and issue the awards in person.
Pictured, from left: Supervisory Consumer Safety Inspector (SCSI) Donnie Manual and Kiecker on Aug. 31 at a poultry slaughter and processing establishment in Laurel, Miss.
Photo by Deputy Chief of Staff Mark Williams, OA.
From left: SCSI David Dutcher and Kiecker on Sept. 14 at a beef slaughter and processing plant in Toppenish, Wash.
Photo by Deputy Chief of Staff Robert Witte, OA.
Kiecker and SCSI Richard O’Quinn on Oct. 3 at a poultry slaughter and processing plant in Vienna, Ga.
Photo by Chief of Staff Karen Hunter, OA.
Kiecker and Executive Associate for Regulatory Operations Sherri Johnson on Oct. 18 at USDA Headquarters in Washington, D.C.
Photo by Assistant Administrator Dr. Phil Bronstein, OFO.