Lexington Woman Selected as a DSS Employee of the Month
Sept. 28, 2018 – The South Carolina Department of Social Services’ Employee of the Month programs recognizes staff whose work exemplifies our core principles: Competence, Courage and Compassion. Kayla Becknell, auditor, was recently named an August Employee of the Month.
“I was elated to be chosen as Employee of the Month,” she said. “I really look up to my peers and coworkers in the Internal Audit Division, so it is an honor to be picked from the bunch of hard workers.”
Becknell joined the Internal Audit Division about a year and half ago and currently assists in the auditing of the domestic violence shelters.
“I love that my job does not feel like work,” she said. “I truly enjoy being able to work closely with DSS county workers, Clerks of Court, directors of Family Violence Shelters and all of their coworkers. It always makes life a little bit easier when you look forward to the next work day.”
According to her nomination, Becknell “is a delightful addition to the division. She is energetic, full of enthusiasm, and always willing to go the extra mile to assist anyone in any way that she can. She is always positive and is a real people person who gets along with everyone she meets. She’s always trying to look for more efficient ways to operate.”
Staff selected as part of the Employee of the Month Program are awarded lunch with the acting State Director along with other honorees, a dedicated parking space, a photo and write-up displayed at State Office and a write-up sent to their community newspaper.
Other August winners included: Andrea James-Favor, Lee County DSS director; Chasity Keller Huggins, a program coordinator with Division of Early Care and Education; and Jeanetta Porter, administrative coordinator for regional operations with the Child Support Services Division.