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COTA Wins HR Innovation Award from Columbus CEO

07/15/2015

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COLUMBUS—The Central Ohio Transit Authority (COTA) has been selected as the winner of the 2015 HR
Excellence Award for HR Innovation by Columbus CEO magazine. COTA was recognized at the HR
Excellence Awards celebration on Tues., July 14.
The HR Innovation award is given to an individual or
public, private or nonprofit organization for achieving
proven results in areas such as compensation and
benefits; employee recognition and/or retention;
strategic alignment; succession planning; talent
acquisition and/or assessment; use of technology; and
work-life balance.
In 2012, COTA faced significant obstacles due to an
unsustainable health insurance path. In the years since,
COTA has put a new focus on the design of its health
insurance plan, as well as current and potential
challenges associated with the plan.
“COTA has successfully implemented an outcomes-based wellness program, which is challenging in the public
sector,” said Kristen Treadway, VP of Human Resources and Labor Relations. “We’ve worked to change the
culture at COTA and improve the health and wellness of our employees.”
By overcoming internal barriers and uniting stakeholders within the organization, COTA has implemented
strategies and programming that have helped contain costs and introduce successful and popular employee
wellness initiatives.
Read about the award in Columbus CEO: http://www.columbusceo.com/content/stories/2015/08/2015-hrexcellence-awards-central-ohio-transit-authority-innovation.html

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