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Salt Lake City, Utah. —Holladay resident Carol Loftin will receive Western Area Power Administration’s highest honor at a ceremony June 29 at Western’s Colorado River Storage Project Management Center in Salt Lake City.

Western’s Administrator Tim Meeks will present Loftin with Western’s Exceptional Service Award during the ceremony.

“Our employees make up the heart and soul of our organization and are the key to our success,” said Meeks. “Employees like Carol inspire us through their outstanding contributions, commitment and service. I appreciate her strong work ethic, persistence, determination and dedication to helping us succeed.”

Loftin began her Federal career as a clerk with the Bureau of Land Management in 1976 before joining Western in 1979 as a typist for the Loveland/Fort Collins Area Office.

While serving as Rates Manager for the CRSP Management Center, Loftin has developed numerous training classes on rate and repayment issues. She played a key role in developing an issue paper among Western, its firm power customers and the Bureau of Reclamation that delayed $150 million from being included in the power repayment study until Reclamation completed a necessary report. The agreement saved customers from a substantial rate increase.

Loftin has served as a rate expert and team member of Western’s Operations Consolidation Project and is currently the co-lead for the OCP Cost Allocation Team. She plans to retire later this year to devote more time to her ministry at St. Paul United Methodist Church in Copperton, Utah. “Western will be losing an outstanding employee, but we wish her the best,” said her supervisor, Brad Warren, CRSP manager.

She enjoys reading, needlework, gardening and traveling. She and husband Samuel have three grown children and three grandchildren.

The Exceptional Service Award is the highest award granted by Western's Administrator. In addition to serving Western for at least five years, employees must meet four criteria to earn this recognition, including:

Provide outstanding service or an established record of achievement in conducting or improving departmental goals
Accomplish assigned responsibilities in an exemplary manner
Demonstrate unusual initiative in contributing to the efficiency of the organization or improved management
Provide outstanding executive or technical ability, or unusual devotion to duty under adverse conditions



Western Area Power Administration annually markets and transmits more than 10,000 megawatts of clean, renewable power from hydroelectric powerplants owned and operated by the Bureau of Reclamation and the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers in 15 western and central states.  It is part of the Department of Energy.

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