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02 Dec

December 2019 Employee of the Month - Amy Duncan

We would like to congratulate Amy Duncan on being named CDP's December 2019 Employee of the Month. Her nomination came from Scott Pralle and he said: I would like to nominate Amy Duncan for Employee of the Month.  Not only is Amy an excellent manager that is consistently available for support and guidance but she has represented CDP extremely well as the Chair of ...

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12 Nov

November 2019 Employee of the Month - Andy Vail

We would like to congratulate Andy Vail on being November 2019's Employee of the Month. He holds the record for winning this honor the most times at CDP, and we are happy to award it to him again. Because he's just that awesome. His nomination came from Quality Assurance Engineer, David Crespo. I’d like to nominate Andy Vail for Employee of the Month. This...

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08 Oct

Conference Insights from Amy Duncan, PMP

The public health community is one built with innovation and heart. I knew this already, but it was, once again, reiterated to me after attending a recent WIC industry conference. All the products offered at CDP have a specialized focus on innovation in public health, with a specialized focus on the WIC program. While I am not on the front lines to help the needy, I can assist with ...

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05 Aug

August 2019 Employee of the Month - Alissa Chrisos

Congratulations to our August 2019 Employee of the Month, Alissa Chrisos, who is a member of our quality assurance team. Her nomination came from the Director of Quality Assurance, Karen Waluk. I have enjoyed seeing the nominations fly in for her this month; it’s an extra special bonus when those you work shoulder to shoulder with every day [and night] take the time to recogni...

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02 Jul

July 2019 Employee of the Month

CDP is pleased to announce the July 2019 employee of the month, Scott Lewis. Scott was nominated by Kelly Pralle, CDP's treasurer. "I would like to nominate Scott Lewis for the EOM. I really don’t work with Scott on a day-to-day basis, but I see the impact he has on CDP. He appears to have a wealth of knowledge, he has great leadership skills a...

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19 Jun

Introducing CDP's New Mentor Program

We are excited to announce the launch of CDP’s newest program, the mentor program, which was designed specifically for entry-level developers. Each mentorship lasts six months and allows you the opportunity to work alongside senior developers to get a feel for our company, our products, and how we work. Months One and Two: Work on a single project with a senior developer as your ment...

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03 Jun

June 2019 Employee of the Month

CDP is excited to announce the 2019 Employee of the Month: Susan Hendrix. Although we love Susan and are so proud of her for being recognized, it is bittersweet, as this week also marks her retirement from CDP after 12.5 great years. It was amazing having Susan on our team as we began our adventure with WIC Direct. She did everything she could to ensure that the develop...

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07 May

May 2019 Employee of the Month

Congratulations to our May 2019 Employee of the Month, Karen Waluk!Karen, the Director of Quality Assurance, was nominated by Bonnie Lozada, for the following reasons: “I see Karen live and breathe our corporate values on a regular and consistent basis. She sets expectations early on and empowers her staff to always get better by helping them push the limits of their skill set; w...

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06 Mar

March 2019 Employee of the Month

Congratulations to our March 2019 employee of the month, developer and CMS team lead, Walter Wells. His nomination came from Mark Cole.“I would like to recognize Walter’s hard work this month… After quite a bit of research [into an issue] and some outside help from Jonathan, we implemented some updates that… turned out to just be band aids that helped but didn&rsquo...

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20 Feb

Forty Years of Making a Difference: Where We’re Going (Part III)

In honor of our fortieth anniversary in 2019, we will be posting a series of posts from our founder, Jack Marston, Sr., reflecting on where we’ve been, where we are, and where we plan to go. These will be posted on the first three Wednesdays in February. Click to read about where we’ve been and where we are.While it is important to look back and celebrate th...

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13 Feb

Forty Years of Making a Difference: Where We Are (Part II)

In honor of our fortieth anniversary in 2019, we will be posting a series of posts from our founder, Jack Marston, Sr., reflecting on where we’ve been, where we are, and where we plan to go. These will be posted on the first three Wednesdays in February. Click here to read last week’s post about where we’ve been.After all our success creating applications for th...

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06 Feb

Forty Years of Making a Difference: Where We’ve Been (Part I)

In honor of our fortieth anniversary in 2019, we will be posting a series of posts from our founder, Jack Marston, Sr., reflecting on where we’ve been, where we are, and where we plan to go. These will be posted on the first three Wednesdays in February.In recognizing the fortieth anniversary of Custom Data Processing, Inc. (CDP), it’s important to understand the world in which...

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04 Feb

February 2019 Employee of the Month

Congratulations to Virginia Maloney for being named CDP’s February employee of the month. She earned this distinction for being so conscientious of her fellow employees and our customers during the polar vortex. She is truly the embodiment of our family-first culture.“Everyone here at the Romeoville office is really a family–we all care about each other and try to fill in a...

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07 Jan

January 2019 Employee of the Month

A big congratulations to Mike Dvorak for being named the first Employee of the Month in 2019 for going above and beyond the call of duty. His nomination came from Steve Marston, Director of Operations.“Mike has gone above and beyond the call of duty, he has given up his Saturday mornings and covers the first few hours of the first shift on Saturday mornings as well as working five days...

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02 Jan

From the Desk of Human Resources: The Biggest Truth

It was a year ago that I started working at CDP—a year already? It’s been an amazing year, though.Every Human Resources professional will agree that the most common question we’re asked about our career choice is, “Why do you work in HR?” For me, I picked HR because it’s a business function that allows me to practice some of the same values that my family ...

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20 Dec

December 2018 Employees of the Month

Our employees were so awesome in November we had the opportunity to name two employees of the month for December.The nomination came from Director of Sales and Marketing, Mike Peth.“I’d like to recommend both Michelle Manuel and Lori Calderone for joint-EOM for the month of November. Their efforts leading up to, deploying and support after the major ezEMRx release on November...

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29 Oct

Ask the CEO: Why is culture at CDP so important?

Recently during our monthly All Hands meeting, I reviewed the CDP culture deck with our staff. We developed the culture deck a couple of years ago as a tool to communicate CDP values during our onboarding process for new staff. It was also developed as a way to reinforce what our existing staff already knew – that working for CDP was unlike working for most large companies or organizations...

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19 Oct

Going Beyond WIC

At CDP, we pride ourselves on being one of the nation’s top Supplemental Food Program for Women, Infants, and Children (WIC) Electronic Benefits Transfer (EBT) providers, which is impressive since we’ve only been in the WIC EBT business since 2009. We may have nestled into a comfortable position with WIC, but there’s a whole lot more to what we offer.We want to provide a cl...

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01 Oct

October 2018 Employee of the Month

Congratulations to Trysh Thompson for being named October 2018’s Employee of the Month. Her nomination was provided by Michelle Goins, Director of Customer Service and Support.“Trysh works on every RFP we receive, she does an amazing job with documentation but she does so much more. She has taken on the responsibility of maintaining the Website, all of our social media, and even ...

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14 Sep

Quality Assurance Update: We Are So Much More Than Just Breaking Software

There’s a common misconception that the quality assurance (QA) team swoops in after software is developed, breaks it, and then poof, production software magically happens.Software development is hardly magical. It takes a lot of man hours from a development team that includes so much more than just people who write code.Equally as important as the people who create the code ar...

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