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ASEA Wraps Up Employee Appreciation Week with 47th Annual Convention

Little Rock, AR (July 29, 2015) – Gov. Hutchinson has proclaimed the week of Aug. 3rd as State Employee Appreciation Week, and in recognition of this proclamation and its 47th year of service to state employees, the Arkansas State Employees Association will host a two-day convention, Aug. 7th and 8th, at the Arlington Hotel in Hot Springs, to recognize staff members, association chapters, recruiters and legislators with outstanding contributions to state employees.

“This is an opportunity to put Arkansas state employees in the spotlight. They are the people who teach, treat, and assist the citizens of Arkansas,” said Danny James, ASEA executive director. “It is truly an honor to work on their behalf.”

Highlights of the convention include:
• The Outstanding State Employee Banquet, highlighting state employees demonstrating commitment and integrity while serving the State of Arkansas (Friday night, Aug. 7th);
• A financial management seminar hosted by presenting sponsor Arkansas Federal Employees Credit Union
• Also a teambuilding seminar led by Arkansas native and Former Razorback Star, Sidney Moncrief (Friday morning, Aug. 7th); and
• A business luncheon recognizing outstanding association chapters, recruiters and state legislators (Saturday, Aug. 8th).

Employees honored at Friday night’s banquet will represent various state agencies including the Department of Corrections, Department of Health, Department of Human Services and the State Military Department, with the highlight the awards ceremony culminating in the presentation of Arkansas’ Outstanding State Employee. The recipient of this award will receive a $1,000 cash prize.
In addition to the presenting sponsor, other convention sponsors include Blue Cross Blue Shield, Qual Choice, Liberty Mutual, Hagan Newkirk and Purchasing Power. A portion of the sponsorship proceeds go to fund the John F. Motes Scholarship for state employees.

Registration is now open. The cost is $40 for the full convention package.