With approximately 1,800 employees, OPPD covers many areas. From accounting to engineering to transmission and distribution, employees work in a variety of environments.
On Tuesday, Sept. 17, employees got a taste of what their coworkers do in the field. The OPPD Field Day gave non-field employees a firsthand look at the work OPPD crews perform every day to deliver electricity to customers. The event was held at the utility’s Elkhorn Service Center in west Omaha.
OPPD’s employee resource groups (ERGs) and the utility’s Safety and Technical Training division hosted the event.
The field day was a great way for employees to have a greater appreciation for what their coworkers do every day.
“Over half of the registered participants indicated they have never spent any time in the field observing the work OPPD crews perform every day,” said Matt Peterson, vice chair of OPPD’s Society of Engineers employee resource group. “This will be a pretty memorable day at work. Many people will be issued a hard hat for the first time!”
Peterson added various groups have held field days in the past, but none of this size and scale. He thanked OPPD’s senior management team for supporting the event.
“It takes many groups to pull off an event of this size as well as provide coverage for our core business. Without the enthusiasm and sponsorship from senior management, and all the work the planning committee did over the past six months, the event would never have taken off like it did.”
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