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University F&A
Employees recognized for commitment

Employees of the Quarter

Jonathan Davidson, Corey Washington, University Mail Services, (Operations)
Jonathan Davidson, left, and Corey Washington

“The Mail Service Center was assigned to improve its mail processing workflow and was able to obtain modular furniture from Surplus Property. However, the workflow design and furniture set-up proved to be a challenge. Corey Washington and Jonathan Davidson were enlisted to help me design the layout and place the furniture, which also needed to be assembled. Not knowing the exact nature of the job, both of them said yes. Once the work began, it seemed that we had taken on too much as set-up was difficult and some parts were missing. But this did not deter them—they had taken on this responsibility and were on a “mission.” Corey and Jonathan called around to find suitable replacement parts. They also cleared the old furniture out of the Mail Services Center and transported them to the North Charleston warehouse. All of this was accomplished in addition to performing their normal daily duties.
Nominated by Eartha Bonneau, supervisor, University Mail Services

Dana Relyea, Grants & Contracts Accounting (Finance)
Dana Relyea

“We have been trying to resolve an issue for about five years, if not longer. I showed up to Dana’s office April 7 and presented the issue to her. Not only did she stop what she was doing to help me, she resolved the issue and had the report ready within four days. She also offered to help the dean’s office with a report. They currently do the report manually and she offered to help them set it up with a push of a button. Dana is the example of MUSC Excellence and going above and beyond. She has helped many departments by solving this issue for us and has created a report that works for all across the university.
Nominated by Teri Wall, Grants Specialist, Hollings Cancer Center Clinical Trials

David Lee, HVAC Shop (Engineering & Facilities)
David Lee

“I would like to recognize David Lee for his efforts in handling a major failure with the air handler unit in the Children’s Hospital. This outage occurred during a state holiday weekend. David was able to timely organize the staffing resources to fully assess the extent of the system failure and to implement an effective action plan. Due to his leadership and staff’s loyalty, this tremendous effort was accomplished successfully.
Nominated by Bruce Mills, facility manager

Employee of the Quarter nominees
Matthew Cordwell, Parking Management; Anna Corr, Human Resources; Jonathan Davidson, Mail Services (winner); Jan Kok, Occupational Safety & Health; David Lee, HVAC Shop (winner); Dana Relyea, Grants & Contracts Accounting (winner); Gregg Stafford, Grants & Contracts Accounting; Corey Washington, Mail Services (winner); and Kathleen Williams, Controller’s Office/Payroll Services.
—Van Morris Jr., patient

PEER Milestone recipients for May, June
Wayne Barron, Electric Shop; David Baxley, Employee Health Services; Cheryl Brian, Occupational Safety (May); Betty Craven, Office of the Chief Financial Officer; Dee Crawford, Human Resources; Monique Felder, Financial Management; Renee Gadsden, Human Resources; Patrice Gordon, Human Resources; Leslie Hucks, Insurance Programs (May); Arthur Jenkins, Controller’s Office/Accounting (May); Tessie Lee, Controller’s Office/Accounting; Emily Mills, Controller’s Office/Accounting; Delores Mitchell, Controller’s Office/Accounting; Linda Mitchell, Controller’s Office/Payroll Services; Carl Southard, Purchasing Services; Geraland Thompson, Controller’s Office/Accounting Operations; John True, Controller’s Office/Payroll Services; and Kathleen Williams, Controller’s Office/Accounting.

The next F & A Employee Appreciation event will be Aug. 19. Employee of the Year winners also will be announced.

Friday, July 31, 2009

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