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F&A announces Employee of the Month

The university’s Finance & Administration (F&A) division celebrated February’s Employees of the Month March 19. 
Employees of the month are selected by the Rewards & Recognition Committee (RRC) from a list of all F&A Applause Award nominations for the month. F&A honors employees from the Engineering & Facilities, Finance and Operations departments who were nominated for Applause awards for their commitment to excellent service.

Employee of the Month for February
Hugh (Bud) McPartlin, Engineering & Facilities
A summary of the nomination reads: “Despite Bud’s 7:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. schedule, he works whatever hours are needed without being asked to minimize downtime to his customers. This includes early mornings, late evenings, weekends, and holidays. An example of his dedication was seen in January when he was on leave due to a death in his family. Bud called in several times from Minnesota to make sure various project items were addressed and that nothing would slip in his absence. He is also a regular presence on all of his job sites, and keeps his customers and co-workers well informed of any impacts from project activities. He goes beyond being proactive in meeting with his customers in order to minimize any disruption to them. They frequently commend the great lengths he goes to in order to keep them informed. He also regularly suggests new ideas to the contractors and project managers to help minimize interruptions to our customers. Bud does whatever is needed to complete his projects, regardless of whether or not it is one of his job duties.”

February Applause nominations 
*Angelin Brown, Parking Management; Wanda Connor, University Transportation Services; Miriam Gibson, Human Resources Management; and Kelly Lucas, Business Service/University Press.

January Applause nominations
*David Baxley, University Risk Management; Ashley Brown, Parking Management; Gwenae Cooper, University Transportation Services; Leslie Hayes, Public Safety; Janet Johnson, Public Safety;  Donald Moore, Public Safety; Mark Narowski, Public Safety; Russ Neuhaus, Public Safety; Scott Wetzig, Public Safety; Daniel White, Engineering & Facilities; and Phillip White, Public Safety.
*The nominations for these employees did not meet the Applause criteria, and were converted to PEER (Promoting Employee Excellence Recognition) postcards.
The RRC did not select Employees of the Month from the Finance or Operations units for February. The nominations received did not meet the Applause criteria and consequently were not considered in the Employee of the Month selection process. It should be noted that nominations received by the RRC, which do not meet the Applause criteria are normally converted to PEER. Postcards are presented to employee in lieu of an Applause Award.

PEER Postcard recipients for February
David Blick, Engineering & Facilities; Angelin Brown, Parking Management; Ashley Brown, Parking Management; Hal Capers, Engineering & Facilities; Richard Darnell, Engineering & Facilities; Miriam Gibson, Human Resources Management; Patrice Gordon, Human Resources Management; Chenoa Green, Parking Management; Terry Harmon, Controller’s Office / Student Accounting; Dwight Hudson, Engineering & Facilities; Brenda Marcelais, Parking Management; Debbie Pinson, University Risk Management; Andrew Rider, Controller’s Office/Accounting Operations; Gloria Rivera, University Purchasing Services; Erica Roth, Human Resources Management; Sylvia Strickland, Human Resources Management; and Tarsha Williams-Smalls, Human Resources Management.
The PEER Postcard is an employee thank you card used to recognize other F&A co-workers observed practicing standards of behaviors consistent with MUSC Excellence in the areas of service, finance, people, quality, and growth.
F&A sponsors the Employee Appreciation Event, generally held on the third Wednesday of each month, to recognize Applause Award nominees and winners, as well as PEER Postcard milestones for service excellence.
The next employee appreciation event will be April 16. Nominations for Applause awards are due by March 31.

Friday, March 28, 2008
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