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Michael Pankratz* Maintenance Technician Physical Plant
Karl Schmidt* Maintenance Technician Physical Plant
Stephen Fordyce* Maintenance Technician Physical Plant

*Moved from temporary to a regular position.



USF Faculty & Staff Basketball Event Sunday, February 17, 11 a.m. - 12:30 p.m., followed by basketball game at 1 p.m.
Spring Break March 11 - 16
Outstanding Staff Awards* Tuesday, April 2, 2 p.m., School of Music Concert Hall
Employee Kickball Event* Saturday, April 6
Faculty & Staff Annual Fund Campaign Challenge Event* Monday, April 15, 10 - 11 a.m. Location TBD
Take Our Daughters and Sons to Work Day Thursday, April 25




retireCarmen Vascones, Police Services Assistant, University Police, is retiring effective February 15 after almost 7 years of service. She joined the University in March 2006 as a Fiscal & Business Assistant in the College of Public Health and in March 2008, she transferred to the University Police as a Staff Assistant. In 2010, Carmen moved to the position of Police Services Assistant in the University Police Records section. Carmen's dedication to serving her co-workers and the community has been tireless and she will be missed by all.


Judy Fowler, Training Support Specialist, University Police, is retiring effective March 1st after nearly 30 years of service. She joined the University in 1983 and transferred to the University Police in 1989. Judy was promoted several times during her tenure and in 2001 was promoted to her current position. A dedicated employee, Judy handled increasingly complex administrative tasks related to agency training and special events maintenance. She has worked exhaustively to ensure that several hundred special events are staffed by UP Officers each year. Judy's value to the police department is evidenced by her recognition in 2003 as the department's employee of the year. She will be greatly missed by her co-workers.


Please join us in wishing Carmen and Judy all the best in their retirement!



Letters of appreciation and recognition continue to be received for Administrative Services employees.


EdEd Przybylko, Learning & Development Facilitator/Occupational Health Trainer, Environmental Health and Safety, has been recognized by Suzette Lemrow, Academic Program Specialist, USF College of Nursing, for the assistance he provided in addressing an ergonomic issue. Suzette referenced the ergonomic handouts given out at the Benefits Fair and immediately contacted Ed. He responded immediately, provided a quick assessment, and made his recommendations. We are pleased to say that Suzette is doing well and that several others at the College of Nursing have contacted Ed for assistance.


GeorgeYiu Yung "George" Cua, Maintenance Technician, Physical Plant, received kudos regarding his recent work at the first floor clinic in the CMS building. Sandra Leck, Regional Clinic Nursing Supervisor, CMS and USF Health Pediatric Clinics stated, "George has been very professional, prompt and always ensures that any requests are met with satisfaction. He clarifies the request and always goes above and beyond to meet the request for the work orders. On behalf of the clinic and providers, I want to send our gratitude and appreciation for George's attention to detail."



Come out and enjoy a fun day with your colleagues as we cheer on the USF Bulls Men's Basketball team against the Louisville Cardinals on Sunday, February 17th, at the Sun Dome. The event will run from 11 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. and will include food, games and entertainment for the whole family before heading into the Sun Dome to watch the Bulls game at 1 p.m.


Game tickets have been reduced to $9 and $14, which include entry to the game and a wristband for the pre-game Faculty and Staff event. Tickets are limited, so purchase yours today! Visit this website for more information.


We look forward to seeing you there!



logoThe 2012/2013 Faculty & Staff Campaign is well underway and plans are being finalized for another fun-filled challenge event that will take place Monday, April 15th. Mark your calendar and look for more details to come in upcoming weeks!


The Faculty & Staff Campaign for the University of South Florida is a fundraising effort that allows you, as an employee, to make a gift to the area of your choice at the University. These gifts stay at USF and make a lasting impact in each area that you choose to support. We encourage you to participate in the campaign.


No matter now large or small a contribution, every dollar given helps makes USF a better place to live, learn and work. Each year our participation rate rises and we look forward to increasing Administrative Services' participation during the 2012/2013 campaign.


To make a gift or to learn more about the Faculty & Staff Campaign, visit this website.



Important notice: To ensure the safety and wellbeing of minors on the USF System campuses, USF has established a new policy about child abuse reporting obligations,

6-032 Child Abuse Reporting. By Florida Statutes, EVERY individual has a responsibility to report any concerns of potential child abuse or neglect to the Department of Children & Families abuse reporting hotline (https://reportabuse.dcf.state.fl.us/) or by phone at 1-800-962-2873.


Employees who the BOG has deemed to be "Administrators" face higher obligations to report concerns of child abuse or neglect. These individuals must also complete a mandatory online training.


All employees are encouraged to review the new policy and the online training to learn more about child abuse reporting.