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DTA Selects Employee of the Year and Presents Safety Awards for 2016

Published: Expires: 5/5/2017

DULUTH, MINNESOTA (April 5, 2017) – The Duluth Transit Authority (DTA) named Junior Technician, Dale Ceryes, as the Employee of the Year for 2016 and awards 82 employees for safe performance.

Since being hired in May of 1992, Ceryes was DTA Employee of the Month in June of 2001, October of 2003, December of 2009 and August of 2016. During his 25-year career at the DTA, Dale has maintained excellent safety and attendance records and is well known for his great sense of humor.

The Employee of the Year award was given at the 35th Annual DTA Employee Safety & Recognition Award Breakfast, which was held at the DTA Operating Center on Wednesday, April 5, 2017.

The DTA also recognized and commended 63 bus operators and 19 maintenance employees who worked the entire year without a preventable or lost-time accident with a cumulative total of 986 years of accident-free service. The DTA also recognizes employees who have reached significant safety milestones. This year, there were four employees who’ve reached five years of accident free service, three at 10 years, three at 15 years, three at 20 years and two at 25 years of service. 11 DTA employees were recognized for a perfect attendance record in 2016.

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