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Adeyinka Williams* Custodial Worker Physical Plant

*Moved from temporary to a regular position.



Spring Break March 11 - 16
Outstanding Staff Awards April 2, 2 p.m., School of Music Concert Hall



David Wilkerson, Assistant Manager, Custodial Department, Physical Plant, is retiring January 31st after 25 years of service at USF. He joined the University November 9, 1987 as a painter in the maintenance department. In 1988, David was promoted to Maintenance Mechanic, which was then followed by a promotion to Maintenance Supervisor in 2000. Under a reclassification in 2009, his title was changed to Assistant Manager. A friendly, helpful and dedicated employee, David's coworkers will miss his

quiet leadership.


Vern3Jackie (Vern) Woodard, Assistant Manager, Building Maintenance, Physical Plant, is retiring January 31st following 25 years of service at USF. He joined the University January 22, 1988 as an Operating Engineer at the Medical Center and in June of that year, became a Maintenance Mechanic at HSC Physical Plant. Vern was promoted to Maintenance Supervisor in 1990 and then to Maintenance Superintendent in 1993. In 2007, he was promoted to his current position. Vern's knowledge and history of the campus air conditioning systems is exceptional and he is greatly admired for always helping out in an emergency to keep students, faculty, staff and visitors comfortable.


OrchardGary Orchard, Maintenance Technician, Physical Plant, will be retiring and leaving USF on January 31st after nearly 13 years of

service. He joined the University in May 2000. During his time working for USF, Gary has proven that he is skilled in all trades, which made him extremely valuable to the department. Frequently the first person on the job and the last to leave, Gary was always willing to assist and volunteer for after hour work, even in intense situations. He will be greatly missed by his coworkers.


Please join us in wishing David, Vern, and Gary all the best in their retirement.



Units within Administrative Services continue to be recognized by the USF community for providing outstanding customer service. Rosalyn Franklin, Custodial Superintendent, and Charles Watts, Assistant Manager, Custodial Services, Physical Plant, have been recognized by Trina Johnson, Department Manager, on behalf of the USF Eye Institute for the amazing job done with the care of the carpet in the administrative area of the institute. Trina stated "The carpet looks great; it is evident that the floor crew takes great pride in their work. Thanks so much for the work that is being done at the Eye Institute."


Please join us in congratulating Rosalyn and Charles on this recognition for providing the very best in customer service.



The Division of Human Resources invites you to nominate a supervisor or fellow

co-worker for the 2012 Outstanding Staff Awards Program. This prestigious awards program recognizes employees who demonstrate exceptional dedication to the USF Values and who strive to introduce innovative programs and procedures contributing to the achievement of the university's strategic initiatives. There are three award categories: Individual Award, Team Award and Student Success Award.


All employees are welcome to nominate a fellow Staff or Administration employee from any USF department. Nomination forms are available on the Outstanding Staff Awards website. The completed nomination packet must be submitted to the nominee's Dean/Director for certification by Friday, Feb. 8, 2013. Deans/Directors must submit the signed nomination packet to Human Resources, Attn: Melissa Jay, SVC 2172, by Friday, Feb. 22, 2013.


The selected winners will be recognized at the 2012 Outstanding Staff Awards Ceremony on Tuesday, April 2, 2013, at 2 p.m. in the School of Music Concert Hall.


To nominate a deserving colleague or to find more information, please visit the Outstanding Staff Awards website.