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Carolyn Schworer and a Child Support Enforcement Division (CSED) project team were both honored at the annual training conference of the Minnesota Family Support and Recovery Council, held Sept. 19 to 21 in St. Cloud. Schworer, a DHS employee since 1996 and now the supervisor of the division’s legal and legislative development unit, won the Outstanding Customer Service Award, for “effective, quality service to both internal and external customers,” according to the council.
The organization also singled out the division’s team working on the Recognition of Parentage Interface Project for Outstanding Program Achievement. The project streamlined the process that hospitals use for completing and filing forms that are signed by parents of children who are not married, creating a legal relationship between the father and child.
The team included: Joe Banken, Molly Crawford, Rick Gullikson, Suzanne McWilliams, Michelle Proulx, Pete Quinn, Jan Saarela, Brenda St. Sauver, Carol Thomas, Long Vu and Teresa Washington. Jill Hausman was the project manager and Greg Dzieweczynski was the project’s sponsor.