New Milford officials have created a Town Employee of the Month program. Department heads submit their recommendations and the first person to receive the recognition is Monika Roberts, office coordinator for the Department of Social Services. She was nominated for identifying an opportunity, taking the initiative and creating a savings for New Milford. Roberts read about the postal service wanting to move businesses toward a bar-coded mailing procedure, arranged for a trainer to come to New Milford and changed the bulk mail procedures in time for the July mailing. New Milford sends out about 300 newsletters via bulk mail 10 times a year.