The Kansas Department for Children and Families has announced that Human Services Assistant Raul Perez, of Garden City, recently was recognized as a regional employee of the quarter.

As a human services assistant, Perez provides information and services to clients seeking help at the front desk and on the phone.

Perez has worked with DCF for more than 18 years and currently serves in the DCF West Region. Prior to his current position, Perez worked with Economic and Employment Services; Fraud, Prevention and Protection Services; Adult Protective Services; Vocational Rehabilitation services; and Child Support Services. Perez also has been an interpreter for the agency.