Purvis, Miss. -- Demetria
Griffin, administrative support and public relations administrative assistant
at South Mississippi State Hospital, graduated from the State Personnel Board’s
Administrative Services Certification Program (ASCP) at the Old Capitol Museum
in Jackson on June 20.
Griffin has worked at SMSH
since November 2010 and in her current position since July 2012. She is a native of Bolivar County,
Mississippi, where she graduated from East Side High School. She holds an associate’s degree in business
administration from Western International University and is working toward her
Bachelor’s degree at Grantham University.
Before coming to SMSH, Griffin worked with several private sector
organizations in addition to serving as Personnel Actions Specialist with the
U.S. Army in Mannheim and Schwetzingen, Germany.
South Mississippi State
Hospital is a 50-bed acute care behavioral health program in Purvis that
operates under the umbrella of the Mississippi Department of Mental
Health. SMSH offers inpatient mental health treatment and services for adults in the southern
part of the state.
ASCP is designed to provide comprehensive training to
staff who support the program areas of governmental agencies. ASCP helps
support staff better understand themselves, their organizations, and their
relationships with their co-workers and their organizations. The Mississippi program
began in 2001; it incorporates systematic training to maintain and improve
public service performance to achieve optimum levels of effectiveness,
efficiency and service.
State Personnel Board Executive Director
Deanne Mosley said, “We are pleased to offer these certification programs to
ensure a quality workforce throughout our State. For government to operate efficiently
and effectively, it is critical to have a well-trained workforce to serve the