Steve Thompson began working at the Central Valley Water Board’s Rancho Cordova office in 2010 and serves as the Region’s Personnel Liaison. Steve plays an important role for our Region and acts as the liaison between our employees and the State Board’s HR Branch, ensuring smooth communication and prompt resolution of all human resources and payroll-related functions. Steve coordinates the process of reviewing and preparing various personnel documents including but not limited to the development of duty statements, job announcements, and Requests for Personnel Action (RPAs).
Steve supports approximately 140 positions in the Rancho Cordova office and provides consistent and prompt responses to a wide variety of HR questions involving payroll, benefits, new hire paperwork, and the State’s hiring process. Steve works diligently to ensure successful completion of all tasks and provides outstanding responsiveness and promptness given the volume of HR related transactions that cross his desk. On average Steve processes 250 RPAs per fiscal year, while constantly providing consistent high-quality direction and beneficial wisdom with a positive and professional attitude. Steve was also an integral part of State Board’s recent HR Consolidation Project, which supported our agency’s efforts to achieve consistency and compliance with all applicable HR laws, rules, and regulations.
Steve models the highest level of customer service, work ethic, and calm and steady demeanor and is a tremendous asset to our Region as a Personnel Liaison. For these reasons, Steve is deserving of this award.