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2019 Don Smith Award
Fairfax County Public Library's David Newhall has been recognized with the Don Smith Award from the Employees Advisory Council, for his outstanding contributions to the well-being of his fellow employees. Newhall received the honor at a Board of Supervisors meeting on Tuesday, Jan. 28.
A nearly 19-year employee of FCPL, Newhall is a longtime representative and officer of the Fairfax County Public Library Employee Association and has served on the Employees Advisory Council for more than six years.
Employee Advisory Council is not a UNION
Fairfax County Code, Section 3-1-17
We represent and support all County Employees
Fairfax County Code:
Section 3-1-17. - Employees advisory council; members; duties.
There shall be an Employees Advisory Council to provide a continuing medium through which all employees in the competitive service may contribute their advice and suggestions for the improvements of a career merit system and other aspects of the administration of the government of Fairfax County. Rules for election of Council members and the Council's by-laws shall be subject to approval of the Civil Service Commission.
In addition to conferring with the Human Resources Director and the County Executive, and the Commission, the Employees Advisory Council may undertake to sponsor such voluntary recreational, welfare, educational and related activities as will contribute to employee well-being and to building harmonious and effective relations among all employees of Fairfax County and their families. (7-87-3; 26-98-3; 35-05-3.)
The Employees Advisory Council (EAC) was established by the Fairfax County Merit System Ordinance to provide a continuing medium through which all employees in the competitive service with Fairfax County Government, may contribute their advice and suggestions for the improvement of the career merit system and other aspects of the government of Fairfax County.
The County EAC regularly confers with the Human Resources Director, the County Executive, and the Civil Service Commission. It sponsors voluntary recreational, welfare, educational and related activities to contribute to employee well-being and to build harmonious relations among employees of Fairfax County and their families.