Security Service Federal Credit Union recognized for worksite wellness efforts in Texas and Utah

Security Services Federal Credit UnionThe San Antonio Business Group on Health (SABGH), in collaboration with the Mayor’s Fitness Council, recognized Security Service Federal Credit Union (SSFCU) with a Silver Award in the 2014 Healthy Workplace Recognition Program. It is the fifth year the credit union has been recognized in the category for workplaces with more than 200 employees.

In addition, the credit union was recognized by the Utah Council for Worksite Health Promotion (UCWHP) with a Platinum 2014 Healthy Worksite Award. This award is the state’s premiere award honoring outstanding achievements of businesses and organizations that have employee health promotions and wellness programs. The Utah award was based on corporate activities and outcomes for employee programs focused on the general worksite, environment, nutrition, physical activity, safety and prevention.

SSFCUHealthyWorkplaceShown in the photo (from left):  Dr. Peter Wald, SABGH Chairman; Amanda Kassler, Compensation & Benefits Manager, SSFCU; Anne Hoeffner, AVP, Compensation & Benefits, SSFCU; Mayor Julian Castro; and Jeff Skelton, San Antonio Mayor’s Fitness Council Vice Chairman.

The credit union is well known for its sponsorship of community fitness events where employees and their families have the opportunity to participate in activities promoting physical fitness. Beyond fitness, SSFCU supports health and wellness in a very holistic way, promoting health education, physical activity, nutrition, smoking & tobacco cessation, financial fitness and more.

At the San Antonio awards ceremony, SSFCU compensation and benefits manager Amanda Kassler served as keynote speaker, presenting the credit union’s wellness initiative and best practices for the nearly 50 companies present.

“Since we started our wellness program six years ago, we’ve seen huge results,” said Anne Hoeffner, SPHR, SSFCU assistant vice president of compensation and benefits. “While we’ve received many industry awards, we’re particularly proud of the results…millions of steps taken…thousands of hours of exercise logged…thousands of pounds of weight lost. Our employees are taking up healthy habits and getting rid of the bad ones. We’re really making a difference,” she added.

About Security Service Federal Credit Union
Security Service Federal Credit Union offers competitive, affordable financial products and services designed to meet the needs of its members. Headquartered in San Antonio, Texas, Security Service is an industry-leading financial institution with $7.9 billion in assets and 70 locations in Texas, Colorado and Utah. The credit union is among the top 10 credit unions in the nation. Security Service strives to be America’s best credit union and provides the true benefits of credit union membership with financial services of the highest quality and value. Learn more at or call 1-800-52-SSFCU.


Nominate a Business for Top Workplaces 2014

SA Express News logoFor the fifth year, the San Antonio Express-News will team up with Workplace Dynamics to recognize the best places to work in the San Antonio area. Winning employers are chosen through employee surveys.

The Top Workplaces program was set up to recognize companies that have a great workplace and to encourage all organizations to improve the quality of their workplace. Becoming a Top Workplace is a great way to attract and retain the best talent.

Companies must employ at least 35 workers to participate in the survey. The top finishers in the categories of large organization (with 500 or more employees), midsize companies (150-499) and small businesses (fewer than 150) will be profiled in an Express-News Top Workplaces special section publishing in October and will receive an online profile on Winners will be announced at an event prior to publication of the special section.

Businesses can use the Top Workplaces logo on company materials and websites to help spread the word about its work environment. The Top Workplaces evaluation is done on the basis of a 22-question employee survey. The surveys can be taken online or on paper, and can be completed in five minutes. All online surveys are conducted free of charge. There is a $1.75 fee for paper surveys to cover processing costs.

Anyone can nominate a company operating in Atascosa, Bandera, Bexar, Comal, Guadalupe, Kendall, Medina or Wilson counties. To nominate a company, call (210) 348-3758 or go to Deadline for nominations is May 23.

Companies will be informed if they are named as a Top Workplace in early July and will receive a summary report of survey results and have the option to purchase more detailed feedback.

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