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5/28/2013

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WELCOMING NEW FACES

Name

Title

Department

Robert Risavy* Environmental Health & Safety Specialist Environmental Health & Safety
Jean Desir* Groundskeeper Physical Plant

David Crady

Custodial Worker Physical Plant
Tranae Robinson Police Communications Specialist University Police
David Simpson* Custodial Superintendent Physical Plant
James Davis* Groundskeeper Physical Plant
David Calliham* Custodial Worker Physical Plant

*Moved from temporary to a regular position.

 

MARK YOUR CALENDARS

Hurricane Season Begins June 1st

 

EXCELLENCE IN CUSTOMER SERVICE

GeorgeYiu Yung "George" Cua, Maintenance Technician, Physical Plant, has been recognized by Gabi Harmon from University College for the demonstration of excellent customer service! In a note to Physical Plant management, Gabi indicated that she had complained to George about the HVAC system and noted that the air was not blowing correctly from the vents. When George assessed the problem, he quickly moved to resolve the air circulation issue and then took the initiative to also clean the ducts to maximize the efficiency of the system.

 

Gabi stated, "George came in to NEC to clean the ducts and I mean CLEAN! Some of the ducts must be 15 feet high. He cleaned about 10 vents and vacuumed walls where he saw dust. I was so impressed that I took pictures. That is outstanding service!" She also went on to add, "I have been at USF for almost 10 years and never have I received the level of service that I have from George. I thank George for what he does (excellent) and how he does it (with Bull Pride)."

 

Congratulations George on this demonstration of exhibiting outstanding customer service and tackling your duties with great passion and pride.

 

LENGTH OF SERVICE

Department Name Years
Administrative Services Sheila Holbrook 34
Environmental Health & Safety David Gilbert 6
Facilities Planning Chadaphan Hanwisai 2
Human Resources Betty Fontaine-Alderson 25
  Cereise Mullings 9
  Lori Withrow 9
  Lydia Babilonia 3
  Debra Faulkner 2
Physical Plant Charles Watts 32
  Diane Moore 21
  Hollie Chancey 21
  Dick Saa 19
  Carrie Towner 18
  Michael Hilliard 16
  Toufic Moumne 16
  William Brantley 16
  Horace Mullen 13
  Glen Aleo 12
  Marilyn Thomas 12
  Charlene Womack 9
  Nerma Walters 6
  Ana Garcia Quintana 3
  Jefson Pierre-Louis 3
University Police Frank Wassenberg 23
  Michael Tinney 2
  Robert Johnson 2

 

NEW WHEELS FOR UNIVERSITY POLICEUP

USF's Police Department (USFPD) recently purchased two "gently used" 2012 Dodge Chargers from a law enforcement agency located in South Florida. The vehicles have been assigned to Officers Seth Thayres and Michael Tinney as a token of appreciation for their efforts in traffic safety. Officer Tinney held the highest DUI arrests for 2012 and Officer Thayres was the most accomplished in overall traffic safety during the same time period. The purchase and assignment of these two police cruisers reflects USFPD's ongoing commitment to traffic safety and making the USF community safer for the motoring public.

 

THINK SAFE – BE SAFE

hurricaneJune 1st marks the start of the 2013 Hurricane Season and it is important that everyone be well prepared. The NOAA (National Oceanic & Atmospheric Administration) Climate Prediction Center is forecasting an active or extremely active season this year.

 

For the six-month hurricane season, which begins June 1 and ends November 30, there is a 70 percent likelihood of 13 to 20 named storms (winds of 39 mph or higher), of which 7 to 11 could become hurricanes (winds of 74 mph or higher), including 3 to 6 major hurricanes (Category 3, 4 or 5; winds of 111 mph or higher). These ranges are well

above the seasonal average of 12 named storms, 6 hurricanes and 3 major hurricanes.

 

Hurricane hazards come in many forms, including storm surge, heavy rainfall, inland flooding, high winds, tornadoes, and rip currents. It is important that your hurricane preparedness plan addresses all of these hazards. The National Weather Service is responsible for protecting life and property through issuance of timely watches and warnings, but it is essential that your family be ready before a storm approaches.

 

Download the Tropical Cyclone Preparedness Guide (PDF) or follow the links for more information. But remember, this is only a guide. The first and most important thing anyone should do when facing a hurricane threat is to use common sense.

 

To learn more about how you can prepare and minimize your risk during the 2013 hurricane season, visit USF's Emergency Management website.. Be prepared and be safe!

 

NEWSLETTER SURVEY RESULTS

Thank you to our colleagues who took time to complete the Administrative Services Newsletter Survey. Feedback from newsletter readers is important to us as we strive to provide Administrative Services employees with content that is relevant, interesting and informative. Data collected from the online survey reveals the following:

 

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We had so many great ideas for new topics to include in the newsletter. One of the suggestions – Length of Service – was included in our last issue. And, today, we are introducing "Think Safe – Be Safe." Other terrific suggestions include "little known facts about USF," "project highlights," "facilities by the numbers, including energy and sustainability initiatives," "employee spotlight," "training opportunities," "campus projects," and more.

 

Look for new topics to be added in future issues. We count on you to keep us informed about accomplishments, retirements, awards and department initiatives for inclusion in the newsletter. Send information to Karla at kwillman@usf.edu or give her a call at 4-0186.

 

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