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September 19, 2018

Oswego County Opportunities Welcomes New Employees


Pictured are new employees of OCO. Seated from left are: Traci Hoy, Mental Hygiene; Mary Engelman, Youth Services; and Alyssa Russ, Children’s Services. Standing from left are: Eileen Lutz, Senior Nutrition Services; Jenelle Pelis, WIC; and Lisa Kutey, Mental Hygiene.

Pictured are new employees of OCO. Seated from left are: Traci Hoy, Mental Hygiene; Mary Engelman, Youth Services; and Alyssa Russ, Children’s Services. Standing from left are: Eileen Lutz, Senior Nutrition Services; Jenelle Pelis, WIC; and Lisa Kutey, Mental Hygiene.

FULTON, NY – Oswego County Opportunities, one of the top 10 largest private employers in Oswego County, recently welcomed nine new staff members.

To ensure the success of the new employees OCO provides a thorough orientation session that acclimates employees to the history, mission and vision of the agency.

“We are very proud of our workforce,” said Jo-Lyn Phillips of OCO. “As an agency, we are dedicated to providing employees with the training and support they need to excel in their positions so they are well equipped to provide our consumers with the best service possible.”

Pictured are new employees of OCO. Seated from left are: Penny Foster-Pratt and Stephanie, Mental Hygiene. Standing from left are: Nadarin Evans, Youth Services; and Amy Ricodonna and Dennis Grems, Mental Hygiene.

Pictured are new employees of OCO. Seated from left are: Penny Foster-Pratt and Stephanie, Mental Hygiene. Standing from left are: Nadarin Evans, Youth Services; and Amy Ricodonna and Dennis Grems, Mental Hygiene.

Phillips added that each month OCO partners with its new hires to present a comprehensive orientation session that offers in-depth information on the structure, programming and history of the agency.

“We have discussions about expectations, as well as, growth and training opportunities and how to pursue them. Our new hires also receive thorough training on mandated items such as HIPAA confidentiality, diversity and Right-to-Know. It’s a busy day that gives new hires the tools they need to build a successful career at OCO,” added Phillips.

OCO serves more than 24,000 people each year through more than 40 programs operating in more than 45 locations throughout Oswego County.

The agency employs more than 650 people and has more than 1,000 highly valued volunteers.

For more information, visit www.oco.org

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