WELCOMING NEW FACES
||Executive Administrative Specialist
MARK YOUR CALENDARS
|National Student Employment Week
|Faculty & Staff Annual Fund Campaign Challenge Event
||Monday, April 15, 10 - 11 a.m. Outside MSC (courtyard near SVC)
|Lunch & Jazz at the West Pond Pavilion
||Friday, April 19, 11:30 a.m. - 1:30 p.m.
|Administrative Professionals Day Luncheon
||Tuesday, April 23, 11:30 a.m., Marshall Student Center Ballroom
|Take Our Daughters and Sons to Work Day
||Thursday, April 25
EXCELLENCE IN CUSTOMER SERVICE
Please join us in congratulating the following Physical Plant employees on being recognized for their outstanding customer service:
Hoang Nguyen, Manager, Technical Services, Physical Plant, was recently recognized by the Office of the Dean in the College of Arts & Sciences (CAS) for his many years of outstanding customer service. In a letter of appreciation, Josh Broer, Facility Manager, CAS, stated, "For years now, Hoang has unselfishly come to our aid when asked for help with generating spreadsheets and reports pertaining to the Space Information System. He is always available and generous with his time when we call him – despite the fact that we know him to be a very busy and time-limited employee. Equally important, he not only helps us with reports, but he does so with a seemingly genuine willingness to help and a tone of voice that suggests he's eager and proud to help our College succeed."
Pooran Partap and Stephen Fordyce, Maintenance Technicians, Physical Plant, were recently recognized for their teamwork in getting the College of Public Health's Dr. Russell Kirby and staff settled in and functioning in their new location in NEC. In a note from Caron Watkins, Research Support Specialist, she stated: "Steve did an amazing job placing Dr. Kirby's plaques on the wall; Dr. Kirby was thoroughly pleased. Pooran arrived on Monday and made every effort to 'right what was wrong' in the NEC 2nd floor world. Everyone is so happy and Steve and Pooran are truly appreciated."
University Police Officer Howard Owens was recently recognized by a parent of a student who had his laptop taken from his residence hall. The parent was greatly appreciative of Officer Owens taking extra time with his son and making the experience positive. Because of Officer Owen's great customer service, both father and son have confidence in how the University's police department handles situations for its students.
One of Administrative Services' very talented employees, Erickah Slaughter, Custodial Worker, Physical Plant, participated in "The Ultimate Bull Talent Show" held Wednesday, April 10th, as part of the USF Week activities. She performed "spoken word poetry" in front of a large and enthusiastic audience at the MSC Oval Theater. We've been told the performance was stellar. Great job, Erickah!
A NEW TRADITION BEGINS
Thursday, April 11th, a new tradition was born: "USF's Student Employee of the Year and Supervisor of the Year" awards. These awards will be given annually during USF National Student Employment Week. The two awardees this year, selected out of 150 nominations, are Hiram Rios, student employee for New Student Connections, and Renee Seay, Office Manager for Campus Recreation. Awardees are commemorated with their name engraved on an 8" by 8" paver that is placed in the Marshall Student Plaza walkway. This new tradition was spearheaded by Cynthia Bacheller, Human Resources Consultant, Division of Human Resources.
We'd like to thank all of the student employees throughout Administrative Services for making a difference in their respective areas.
"RIDE THE WAVE" EVENT APRIL 15
All employees are invited to attend a fun-filled event to celebrate the results and recognize the participants in the 2012-2013 Faculty & Staff Campaign "Ride the Wave" Challenge. The celebration event will be held on Monday, April 15, at 10 a.m., on the south side of the Marshall Student Center (in the courtyard area near SVC).
Join the festivities and cheer on the top performers in the challenge as they attempt to "Ride the Wave." At the conclusion of the event, those attending will also have
the opportunity to "Ride the Wave." Don't forget to wear sunscreen/sunglasses and come prepared with appropriate clothing to "hang ten."
We hope to see you Monday!
TAKE OUR DAUGHTERS AND SONS TO WORK DAY
USF is celebrating its 5th annual "Take Our Daughters and Sons to Work Day" on Thursday, April 25, 2013. New breakout session opportunities are being offered this year, including the USF Library, the Center for Creative Learning, and Sun Dome Operations. Many familiar favorites, including the USF Police Department, the Nanotechnology Research and Education Center, and the USF Botanical Gardens, will still be offered.
Children (ages 8 – 18) of USF Faculty, Staff and Administration employees are invited to an exciting day exploring new experiences in the workplace environment during this nationally celebrated event. As in previous years, the day will begin in the Marshall Student Center Ballroom, where breakfast and lunch will be provided for registered participants. From there, children will break down into offered sessions to experience different career paths, interact and engage with various professionals, and learn about how to pursue their professional aspirations.
To register your child or to find more information, visit the Take Our Daughters and Sons to Work Day webpage.
OSA PHOTOS AVAILABLE ONLINE
To further recognize the Outstanding Staff Award (OSA) recipients, photos and descriptions have been posted to the Administrative Services Flickr gallery. Visit the Flickr gallery page where you can download, print, and/or share the photos via Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest, Email, etc.
Congratulations again to the Administrative Services OSA recipients: Individual Awardees - Raymond Curbelo, Assistant Manager, Physical Plant Vehicle Repair; Marilyn Thomas, Sr. Custodial Worker, Physical Plant; and Chuck Welsh, Human Resources Coordinator, Human Resources and Team Awardees - Scott Chelikowsky, Kayshaun Brown, and James Huggins, Irrigation Technicians, Physical Plant Grounds.
LUNCH & JAZZ AT THE WEST POND PAVILION
You are invited to a relaxing lunch time experience at one of our newest outdoor spaces on the USF Tampa Campus – the West Pond Pavilion – located on the west side of campus in the College of the Arts district.
Come join student musicians from the School of Music in the College of The Arts as they entertain us from 11:30 a.m. – 1:30 p.m., Friday, April 19th*. Bring your lunch or purchase lunch from Mom & Pop's BBQ that we are bringing in just for the location.
We hope you will join us for great company, music, food and environment. All faculty, staff and students are welcome!
*In the event of rain, an alternative date will be communicated prior to the 19th.
ETP NOW ACCEPTING REQUEST FORMS
The Division of Human Resources is currently accepting Employee Tuition Program (ETP) request forms for the summer 2013 semester. If you are considering utilizing the program, ETP request forms must be submitted to no later than Thursday, May 16, 2013 at 5 p.m. Request forms are available here for download.
Submit completed forms through the following methods: E-mail Suzy Siegmann at email@example.com, fax to (813) 974-5227, or drop off at the Human Resources Office in SVC 2172.
To find more detailed information about employee eligibility, course eligibility, student fees, or frequently asked questions, please visit the Employee Tuition Program website.
STAFF SENATE EVENT
The Staff Senate held its annual "Get to Know Your Staff Senators" on Tuesday,
April 9th, from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the Marshall Student Center Pavilion. Representatives from the Staff Senate shared information regarding the Quiet Quality Awards, Dollars for Staff Scholars and other Staff Senate opportunities. Those stopping by were given Granola bars and water (generously donated by Auxiliary Services) and an opportunity to enter the "Game of Chance" drawings for USF branded items. At the event, new potential Senators were recruited and invited to the Staff Senate's next meeting.
Christy Chefalas, Office Manager for Environmental Health & Safety and current Staff Senate President, advises the Staff Senate will also be hosting the "Baked Goods Giveaway in Support of Student Success" on April 30th in front of the Library from 9-11 a.m. This is a great opportunity for staff to reach out to the students and wish them luck on finals.
BYCYCLE SAFETY AWARENESS
University Police partnered with the Hillsborough County Sheriff's Office and Florida Highway Patrol (FHP) Troop C to promote bicycle safety during USF Week. The awareness campaign was part of a state-wide event called "Survive the Ride" sponsored by the Dori Slosberg Foundation, a
non-governmental, not for profit, public service organization dedicated to traffic safety.
USF Police Lieutenant Meg Ross spoke to the crowd, which included representatives from the media. Officers from all three law enforcement agencies provided safety tips. Bicyclists attending the event were fitted and given bicycle helmets paid for by the Florida Department of Transportation.. An added highlight - the FHP motor squad showed off their skills in the parking areas of the Marshall Student Center.