QUIET QUALITY AWARD
Orlando Ware, Custodial Worker in Physical Plant Division since December 2007, is a recent recipient of a Quiet Quality Award. In support of Orlando’s nomination, Wayne Jennings, Facilities Manager, USF Gibbons Alumni Center, stated: "Orlando has been servicing the Alumni Center for many years and we consider him a member of our Facilities Management team. As one of the most visible and visited buildings on the USF Tampa Campus, we are very selective and critical when it comes to the quality and character of the employees who help service the needs of our building. We consider ourselves to be very fortunate to have Orlando as a part of our team, as his work-ethic and professional values are fully aligned with our pursuits." Please join us in congratulating Orlando on his outstanding commitment to USF.
(Pictured left to right: Orlando with Staff Senate Representative, Tyrone Gray.)
HR RAVES AWARD
Chuck Welsh, Human Resources Coordinator, is the recipient of Human Resources’ RAVES award for the month of September. A monthly peer recognition program, HR RAVES stands for "Human Resources Recognizes and Values Exceptional Service." Chuck received the award for his outstanding customer service beyond normal office hours. We commend Chuck for his commitment to providing excellence in customer service whether it's during regular business hours or whether it requires a late stay to meet a customer’s unanticipated deadline.
Please join us in congratulating Chuck on receiving this well-deserved recognition!
(Pictured left to right: Chuck with Jim Kerr, Associate Director, HR)
CUSTOMER SERVICE STARS
Neftali Espana, Sr. Custodial Worker, and Humberto Rodriguez, Custodial Worker, Physical Plant Division, have been recognized by Carol Sands, Accounting Specialist, HR-University Payroll, for the quality of their work. In recognizing Neftali and Humberto, Carol states "They carry out their work in a thorough manner, with pride and determination, yet are always respectful of those who might still be working in the area being serviced. These two employees go above and beyond what is expected of them and they exemplify what it means to truly be an outstanding employee." We greatly appreciate Neftali and Humberto’s commitment to providing excellence in customer service.
PROUDLY REPRESENTING USF
The American Institute of Architects (AIA), Tampa Bay Chapter, has invited representatives from USF’s Facilities Planning & Construction to talk about the University’s sustainable campus planning initiatives and projects at the October 27th meeting of the Committee on the Environment and Urban Design. Formed in 1857, the AIA is the leading professional membership association for licensed architects, emerging professionals, and allied partners.
Barbara Donerly, Architect/Campus Planner and Assistant Director, will present an overview of the USF Tampa Campus Master Plan; Jennifer Isenbeck, Mechanical Engineer, will speak about the university’s energy conservation efforts; and Suchi Daniels, LEED Coordinator, Quality and Project Manager, will provide information on the university’s LEED certified buildings.
(Pictured left to right: Jennifer, Barbara, Suchi)
The Environmental Health & Safety TEAM quickly got into the spirit of USF’s annual tradition of departments across the university decorating offices to reflect each year’s homecoming theme. The EH&S Team not only decorated the interior of their offices, but also the entrance. Participating in this fun tradition positively affects the student experience at USF. Thank you, EH&S Team, for showing your Bulls pride and spirit!
FIRE SAFETY TRAINING
Environmental Health and Safety (EH&S), in conjunction with the Office of the State Fire Marshal, conducted fire extinguisher training and provided campus and residence hall fire safety tips on Wednesday, October 12th from 10 -1 on the south side of the Marshall Student Center. The total number of participants was 62, consisting primarily of students, although a few faculty and staff participated as well. This was the first time EH&S offered “open” fire extinguisher training as part of National Fire Prevention Week and they hope to make this an annual event. If you were unable to attend this training event, EH&S offers fire safety training throughout the year. For training dates, visit www.usf.edu/eh&s.
There is still time to join us at an Administrative Services "Pink Friday" event to celebrate the Pink Warriors in our lives and to create awareness of the importance of breast cancer screenings! The last two "Pink Friday" events are today, October 21, and next Friday, October 28, from 2:30 to 3:00 p.m., behind Physical Plant (OPM) – enter through the breezeway at the east end of the USF Post Office. For our night shift, the "Pink Friday" events are held on from 6:00 to 6:30 p.m., at MHB 102 (FMHI Physical Plant). We hope to see you there!