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2/7/2014

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WELCOMING NEW FACES

Name

Title

Department

Lee Oliver Custodial Superintendent Physical Plant
Philip McKimm* Vehicle & Equipment Mechanic Parking & Transportation
Danyelle Madsen Law Enforcement Officer University Police
Allyson Cravero Law Enforcement Officer University Police

*Moved from a temporary to a regular position.

 

MARK YOUR CALENDARS

Jazz & Lunch at The Park on Collins February 20, 11:30 a.m. - 1:30 p.m.
Outstanding Staff Award Nominations Due February 28
Spring Break March 10-15
Outstanding Staff Awards Ceremony April 8, 2 - 4 p.m., School of Music Concert Hall

 

JANUARY ANNIVERSARIES*

Department Name Years
Office Of Human Resources Shirley Turner 29
  Susan Coker 3
Parking & Transportation Angel Gonzalez-Pagan 4
Physical Plant Richard Hussey 13
  Angela Jordan 9
  Geraldine Hudson 9
  Rodney Days 3
  Andres Santana 1

*January 20-31, 2014.

 

FEBRUARY ANNIVERSARIES*

Department Name Years
Environmental Health & Safety Joseph Schalk 6
Facilities Planning & Construction Timothy Franke 24
  Roy Clark 13
Human Resources Suzy Siegmann 27
Physical Plant Reginald Troupe 24
  Tanasuan Phorchai 14
  Darrell McNabb 7
  Karl Schmidt 1
  Stephen Fordyce 1
  Michael Pankratz 1
University Police Tracy Goodman 16

*February 1-7, 2014

 

RETIREMENT

BooneJohnny Boone, Custodial Superintendent, Physical Plant, is retiring effective 2/13/14. He joined USF in April 11, 2011. As a Custodial Superintendent, Johnny has demonstrated professional leadership and dedication to his job. He has been responsible for providing nightshift custodial services throughout campus, always ensuring buildings were cleaned within university standards.

 

Johnny was honored with a farewell retirement party on January 3rd, with all his co-workers and staff in attendance. Please join us in wishing Johnny all the best in his retirement.

 

KUDOS KORNER

Professionalism, smiles, timeliness, and strong, helpful interactions with those requiring our assistance are customer service qualities we should all be striving for each day. The individuals listed below have been recognized by satisfied customers for the quality of service received and we are proud of the positive way in which they have represented their respective departments.

 

Marion "BeBe" Smith, Heavy Equipment Operator, Physical Plant, has been recognized for his quality of service. In writing to thank Grounds for the expeditious manner in which their recycle bin was emptied, Sue Carter, Administrative Specialist, Financial Education @ USF Program wrote: "I also wanted to take a moment to comment on the friendly, polite attentive service I received from the gentleman driving the recycling vehicle. He is so pleasant and every time I see him he never fails to put a smile on my face. He is an excellent ambassador for your department as are so many of your employees."

 

Raymond Curbelo, Assistant Manager, Vehicle Maintenance, Physical Plant, and his team have once again been recognized for their outstanding customer service. Tom Clawson, Maintenance Superintendent, Housing & Residential Education, wrote: "Ray, I would like to commend your vehicle maintenance shop for quality, reliable and on time maintenance of Housing's vehicles and golf carts. Ray Curbelo and his entire staff are very professional, accommodating and a pleasure to work with."

 

Pooran Partap, Maintenance Technician, Physical Plant, has again been recognized for his great customer service. Elaine Daby, Receiving Manager, Purchasing & Property, Business & Finance, wrote: "Thanks to Pooran for fixing our door knob. Whoever put the new door in last year did not put the lock and knob in correctly. Pooran fixed it just like new. We will not have to worry about the door knob falling off again. Thanks for doing a good job. He is a valued employee."

 

Harry Ward and Jerry Harrison, Custodial Workers, Physical Plant, have been recognized for their excellent work. Beth Jennette, Staff Assistant, University Police, wrote: "I just want to pass along these thanks for the pressure washing job on the sidewalks in our area. Each time I wanted to walk out and thank the crew for making it look so nice, they were busy in another spot. Too many times we only hear complaints, so I wanted to make sure to pass along a word of praise."

 

Tony Williams, Sr. Groundskeeper, Physical Plant, has been recognized for his customer service excellence. In writing to express the thanks of everyone at the MHC building for all of the hard work that grounds continues to put in to ensure that the area looks it best, Stefan Phekoo, Facility Manager, wrote: "In particular, Tony Williams continues to go above and beyond to ensure that things get done. It's been over a week since our patios had been leaf blown and they were looking pretty bad. Tony noticed this and took it upon himself to blow these patios off, even though they are not his responsibility. I want to make sure that this willingness to go above and beyond does not go un-noticed. Please convey our thanks and gratitude to him."

 

Willie Jones, Mover, and Robert Bowman, Custodial Worker, Physical Plant, were recently recognized for their great service. Dr. Dick Puglisi, Professor, College of Education, wrote: "Thank you very much for the fine service. The person who usually delivers and picks up the tables/chairs is a real gentleman. I believe his name is Willie. He is a great asset to USF and to your department. Occasionally, he will have a "partner" with him. I don't know his name but he is also terrific. We enjoy them very much."

 

ORGANIZATIONAL CHANGES

We want to share with everyone some exciting changes that have taken place in Administrative Services:

 

Payroll has joined the Controller's Office (Business & Finance). They have been such an integral part of the HR team for the last 12 years. However, this shift will allow greater access to resources with similar skills and abilities to provide backup and support when necessary.

 

Parking & Transportation has moved from Business & Finance to Administrative Services. They have been such a close partner over the years we are looking forward to even greater collaboration and successes moving forward.

 

The USF Police Department has been reorganized to best serve the University community. The following changes have been made:

JD Withrow has been named Interim Chief of Police/Director of Public Safety

Chris Daniel has been named Assistant Chief/Assistant Director of Public Safety

Mike Klingebiel - Captain, Support Services

Meg Ross - Captain, Operations

Donna Rodgers - Lieutenant - Operations (Donna will be retiring in March)

Charlotte Domingo - Lieutenant - Support Services

 

Manny Lopez has joined Administrative Services as Director of Strategic Initiatives. Manny will be working with all units and developing programs and initiatives that will contribute to stronger alignment with USF and Administrative Services strategic objectives.

 

Sadie Bynum will be joining Administrative Services as our new Emergency Manager. She is currently working performing projects for us remotely until she moves her family from New York in July. Sadie brings a wealth of experience in emergency management and law enforcement and will be an excellent addition to our team.

 

Jessie Fuller has joined Administrative Services. She currently serves as the Patel Building Manager and Event Coordinator. She will be continuing her duties at Patel, but we will be expanding her role in event planning and coordination.

 

Please join us in welcoming the newest members to the Administrative Services team.

 

OSA NOMINATIONS NOW BEING ACCEPTED!

It's time to nominate deserving staff and administration employees for USF's 2013 Outstanding Staff Awards. Candidates should be individuals who have demonstrated excellence and their ability to make a difference at the University! This is the top prestigious award that is granted to a limited number of staff each year and is a distinctive honor.

 

You will find detailed information about the Outstanding Staff Awards and the University's values and standards here. All nominations must be submitted to Human Resources, SVC 2172, no later than Friday, February 28th. A nomination form for the 2013 Outstanding Staff Awards can be downloaded here. Prior to submittal to Human Resources, the nomination form with letters of endorsement should be submitted to the nominee's Dean/Director for signature. For more information on the process, please contact Brooke Deen at bdeen@usf.edu or 974-2612.

 

Additional information regarding the awards ceremony will be available in the weeks to come. Please do take this opportunity to help us celebrate EXCELLENCE by nominating a deserving colleague.

 

JAZZ & LUNCH AT THE PARK ON COLLINS

You are invited to a relaxing lunch time experience at The Park on Collins – located on the south side of the USF Library – Thursday, February 20th. Enjoy jazz performed by student musicians from the School of Music in the College of The Arts as they entertain us from 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. Bring your lunch or purchase lunch at the park. We hope you will join us for great company, music, food and environment. All are welcome!

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