Employee of the Month

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City of Porterville
291 North Main Street
Porterville, CA 93257
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City of Porterville

May 2013 Employee of the Month

Josie Castaneda

Administrative Services Department

Department Directors for the City of Porterville have chosen Josie Castaneda as the Employee of the Month for May 2013.  Josie has worked for the City for 28 years, beginning her career in 1985 as a Clerical Assistant II in Risk Management.  She is currently employed as an Administrative Analyst in the Human Resources Division of the Administrative Services Department.

As an HR Administrative Analyst, Josie’s primary responsibility is the administration of the City’s workers compensation program.  In this regard, she handles all aspects of work-related injury claims, involving a tremendous amount of coordination between the injured worker and his/her supervisor, as well as the City’s third party claims administrator, doctors, and sometimes attorneys to facilitate the appropriate resolution and the return to work of the injured employee.  Josie is extremely knowledge in workers compensation administration and her attention to detail is just one of Josie’s much valued attributes. Josie strives to stay current on the ever-changing workers compensation laws, and works diligently to protect the rights of all involved parties.  In addition, some of Josie’s other responsibilities include tracking performance reports for all full-time City employees; preparing and filing mandated CalOSHA reports; and coordinating certificates of insurance through the Central San Joaquin Valley Risk Management Authority, on which Josie also serves as the City’s Alternate Member.  When asked to describe her favorite aspect of her job, Josie says that she most enjoys working with professionals in every department and gets great satisfaction from providing assistance to them.

Josie is a dedicated and extremely dependable employee.   She is a tremendous asset to the Administrative Services Department, not to mention the City.  Josie resides in Woodville with her husband of 29 years, Guillermo, and has three adult children, Ana Laura and her husband Robert; Guillermo Jr.; and Julio Cesar.   When she is not serving the City of Porterville, Josie enjoys spending time with her family and traveling to tropical destinations.

The City of Porterville is very fortunate to have an employee like Josie. 

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