Congratulations to Rebecca Fetherbay, Principal Welfare Examiner of the FSMA Unit. Beckie has been selected as Tioga County Employee of the 1st Quarter for 2015.
Beckie began working for Tioga County Department of Social Services in November 1998 as a Social Welfare Examiner in the FSMA Unit. In February 2006, Beckie was promoted to Senior Social Welfare Examiner of the FSMA Unit. In January 2009, Beckie was promoted to her current position as Principal Welfare Examiner of the FSMA Unit.
Beckie is well respected by staff and clients. She has repeatedly shown dedication to this agency and to the people of Tioga County as a whole, often working extra hours without complaint. Beckie exemplifies the C.O.R.E. values of this agency: Community, compassion; Ownership, one vision; Respect, responsibility; Excellence, equality.
Beckie’s primary responsibilities as a Principal Welfare Examiner include: supervising the FSMA Unit; delegating daily tasks; auditing SNAP and Medicaid cases; and most recently, assisting in the processing of the Chronic Care caseload. Beckie is also currently serving as the CSEA Unit and Local Vice President.
Beckie knows the SNAP and Medicaid programs in depth and if there is something she doesn’t know she works diligently to find the answer. Beckie makes sure to keep her staff up-to-date with program changes regarding SNAP and Medicaid and is always willing to assist with questions from her staff.
Beckie is a leader. She was central to conversion to task-based processing in the FSMA Unit. Beckie has worked so hard to ensure this model is effective that she has previously been invited to other counties to assist them in making the transition to task-based.
Beckie has one daughter, Alissa and son-in-law, Joe Benjamin. She lives in Apalachin with her canine companions, Peanut and Max. Beckie enjoys spending time with her family, and is active in her church. In her spare time (and when the weather allows), she also enjoys outdoor activities.
Beckie was recognized at the Legislative meeting last month. Congratulations Beckie!