Committeeman Meir Lichtenstien: ‘Employee Of The Month’ Program Will Motivate Township Employees & Improve Customer Service

employee of the month.jpg2The Township Committee hopes a new program will improve customer service throughout all departments of the township. The program, ‘Employee Of The Month’, spearheaded by Committeeman Meir Lichtenstein and announced during the first Committee meeting of the year, is set to begin later this month.

“We have a lot of great employees in the Township and this program will accentuate positive interaction with our residents”,  Committeeman Meir Lichtenstein tells TLS. “When people are recognized, it creates an atmosphere in which others are motivated as well”, Lichtenstein says.

The program will offer a form for residents to fill out in which they can submit their experiences with township employees – be it the DPW, Inspection department or any other township department – and place the form in a box set up at the township’s Municipal building.

Lichtenstein also suggested that a committee be set up to oversee the program. The committee will include the Township Manager, The Mayor and a new Committee head each month.

The employee of the month will receive a preferred parking space at the Municipal building marked Employee Of The Month”, a plaque in the Town Hall lobby as well as a plaque to take home.

Committeeman Albert Akerman says the idea is a great one and the departments he spoke to about the idea, are enthusiastic about it.

“The departments which I’m a Liaison for, have been excited about it” says Akerman, “hopefully it will have a positive effect on customer service throughout the town”, he says.

The forms for the program are currently in the final stages and will be released in the near future. TLS.

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  1. Don’t the Township employees work at different locations in Lakewood.

    “The employee of the month will receive a preferred parking space at the Municipal building marked Employee Of The Month”

    It seems like this is only for the township employees that work at the municipal building. Why would a DPW employee park at the municipal building when they have to report to the DPW building.

  2. I agree with the previous comments about an online option. Most residents interact with township employees either via phone or out on the street (inspectors, DPW employees, etc.). I can’t imagine that too many residents will be so motivated by their positive interactions to go down to town hall and fill out a form.

  3. its very unfortunate that township employees have no accountability, and do whatever they want, just try dealing with the Lakewood building inspection department, its an horrible experience going in there most of them are downright nasty ,I agree 100% with dovid

  4. Frum what I read here on this site, some people in Lakewood are fooling themselves in many naive ways:
    1) The police are not the highest paid
    2) Crime cannot be won without hiring more police
    3) DPW cannot keep up without more people
    4) Taxes must go up, have you bought gas, oil, or challah lately
    5) This isn’t New York
    6) With the towns growth, so must everything else
    7) Eliminate Curtosey Busing
    8) Tax all residents especially the ones who are collecting rent from there basements at a higher rate.
    Wake up, be accountable for what is going on here

  5. What about the other entities of the Township, like the local Housing Authority, the MUA or the local Rental Assistance Office? Aren’t they too Lakewood Township Employees? Over the years I’ve had a pleasant encounter with the employees from these Departments, why don’t they get recognition?

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