Employee of the Month

Jerilyn Cornelius


Jerilyn Cornelius, Senior Administrative Office Support Assistant for the Veterans Service Program, was selected as the November 2014 Missouri Veterans Commission Employee of the Month.

Jerilyn was nominated by her peers and selected because of her many accomplishments this year.

Jerilyn was the driving force behind the Veterans Service Programs entry onto the Commission’s SharePoint program. Her coordinating efforts to place the necessary information on SharePoint was instrumental in getting this up and running for all Veterans Service Program personnel to see. It is now a vital communication and planning tool thanks to her efforts.

Jerilyn was also part of the Claims Management Systems review committee to set the standards for the Request for Proposal. She set up the many meetings needed to prepare the RFP and gave considerable input as to what was needed for reports, forms, data input, and general system requirements. A vendor has been selected and a new Claims Management System has now been installed and ready for testing.

Jerilyn is the expert in keeping up the Department of Veterans Affairs procedures for Veteran Service Office accreditation, privacy awareness, and cyber security requirements. She has oversight of the Senior Office Support Assistants who work in the Veterans Service Offices across the State. She ensures all reports, timekeeping and administrative requirements are timely and without error. She is the one who collects the monthly reports from the five Veterans Service Program Regions and compiles them into the Director's Brief PowerPoint.

While employed with the Missouri Veterans Commission Jerilyn has day after day exemplified true dedication to the Commission's Mission Statement of honoring and serving our Veterans. She is a true role model for all Commission staff.

Jerilyn will be honored at an 11 a.m. ceremony on November 10, 2014 at the Missouri Veterans Home – St. Louis, in St. Louis, Missouri.

Congratulations Jerilyn!

The Missouri Veterans Commission has established the Employee of the Month Program to recognize employees within the Missouri Veterans Commission for outstanding service. If you would like to recognize a fellow co-worker for their outstanding service, please refer to your program’s policy manual for nomination procedures.