Thursday, December 18, 2008

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Attorney General Greg Abbott Recognizes Paris Woman For 35 Years of State Service

PARIS – Texas Attorney General Greg Abbott today recognized Kaye Crowell, an administrative assistant in the Child Support Division’s Paris office, for 35 years of devoted service to the State of Texas. Crowell was honored during a ceremony at the Paris child support office, where she was presented with a certificate of appreciation from Attorney General Abbott.

“Kaye Crowell is a model child support employee and dedicated public servant,” Attorney General Abbott said. “Her hard work and dedication have truly made a difference in the lives of East Texas children. We are grateful for Kaye’s longstanding commitment to Texas children and the Office of the Attorney General.”

Crowell joined the Attorney General’s Child Support Division in 1993 as an administrative technician. In 2004, she was promoted to administrative assistant to the Paris office. Crowell keeps the office running smoothly by maintaining all employee leave, travel reimbursement, equipment inventory and related human resource records. Because of her exceptional organizational skills, child support offices around the state consult with Crowell on the development of their own file management systems.

“Kaye is the cornerstone of our office,” Manager John Cunningham said. “Her dedication, attention to detail, and unequaled work ethic are legendary in our office. She is a role model to her colleagues and a perfect example of a dedicated public servant to all Texans.”

The Paris child support office handles more than 15,000 child support cases that span nine counties. The office’s 25 employees are responsible for locating absent parents; establishing paternity for children born to unmarried parents; establishing, enforcing, and modifying child and medical support orders; and collecting and distributing child support payments.

Crowell is a longtime Paris resident and graduate of Paris High School. She has two children, Kellie and Cary Williamson, who reside in the Dallas area. Before joining the Office of the Attorney General, Crowell was an employee of the Texas Rehabilitation Commission and the Health and Human Services Commission.

For more information about the Office of the Attorney General and the child support services it offers, call (800) 252-8014 or visit the agency’s Web site at www.texasattorneygeneral.gov.