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June 2006 Employee of the Month 

Last Updated: 06/01/06

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Marcella "Marcie" Atencio



Human Resource Admin./Payroll


Area of Responsibility:  




Graduated from Espanola High School


Length of Service:  

I started with the Department in July 1979 with the CETA Program. Hired on in May of 1980 for 26 permanent years-- nine days short of 27 years total.


Specialty or Interest:

I love hanging out with my grandchildren, working on my yard and going camping in the summer.


Current Projects/Assignments:

Operation Share? I thought I was going to be more involved but after what I see everyone going through I am sssoooooooooooo glad I am covering the phones.


Best thing about the Job:

My co-workers. I love to talk and visit, sometimes a little too much


Most Common Question People Have:

When it comes to payroll it always has to do with their checks, or their leave balances.



Always different depending on the person.


Contact Information:

(505) 476-8030 or


Other Important Info:

Working at Game & Fish has been a great experience. I have learned a lot and met a lot of great people. Just knowing that you can get along with your co-workers-- not listening to gossip or carrying grudges because of misunderstandings which everyone will have at one time or another-- means a lot. And most of all when going through hard times at work or home you just say a little prayer and you ask God to give you the strength you need to make it through the day "ONE DAY AT A TIME".