Oneida Indian Nation recognizes employees

Published Mar 19, 2017 at 9:00am

The Oneida Indian Nation has shown their appreciation for jobs well done by extending National Employee Appreciation Day into five days of fun for a select group of employees.

The employee appreciation event celebrations culminated with six employees receiving a fully-paid vacation for two, and were allowed to choose between a trip to Las Vegas, Disney World or a Caribbean cruise, according to an announcement by officials with the Oneida Indian Nation.

All six employees were recognized for their commitment to providing the highest standards of excellence and for being role models for outstanding service and professionalism, the announcement said.

Each of the workers earned the Oneida Nation’s inaugural “First in Excellence Award.”

“We are extremely fortunate to have more than 4,600 employees who take pride in making all of our properties world-class and are consistently providing our highest standards of excellence,” Oneida Nation Representative and Nation Enterprises CEO Ray Halbritter said.

During the five-day celebration employees across the nation’s various enterprises received hundreds of prizes including gift cards, overnight hotel stays and concert tickets.

The Oneida Nation had invested $13 million in its workforce through pay increases, increased compensation and enhanced workforce training in 2016.

A large percentage of that amount was spent towards increasing starting wages, according to officials.