Certified Public Manager - Tammy Sawatzky
|At the October Commission meeting OCC Chairman Dan Lowrance, Executive Director Mike Thralls and Assistant Director Ben Pollard presented Conservation Programs Administrative Officer Tammy Sawatzky with a Commendation for completing the state's Certified Public Manager Program. In the photo, from left, are Pollard, Sawatzky, Lowrance and Thralls.
At the October Commission meeting, the Commission presented Tammy Sawatzky with a Conservation Commission Commendation. Sawatzky was recognized for completing the Certified Public Manager Program through the Office of Personnel Management (OPM). She graduated from the program at a ceremony at the state Capitol on Sept. 6. Sawatzky is the administrative officer for OCC's Conservation Programs Division and joined the agency in May 1985.
The Certified Public Managers program involves 300 hours of course work, three research projects and four examinations. OPM created the Certified Public Manager (CPM) Program In 1986 as a comprehensive management-training program for state government employees to improve service to the citizens of the state of Oklahoma. Participants in the program become better resources for their agency and for the state through seminars, examinations, job-related projects, and by enhancing their management skills.
The Oklahoma CPM program is accredited by the National Certified Public Manager Consortium. Four hundred and forty-one state employees have graduated from the OPM State CPM Program since its inception, including 43 in 2007.