Thursday, September 27, 2012

Employee Appreciation Day

The University had its annual Employee Appreciation Day providing a great opportunity for all of us to take a break from our hard work and have a little fun. 

Facility Ops had a lot of employees volunteer to help out with the great event. 
(It probably helps that our own Lora Mortensen was the Volunteeer Coordinator) 
Thanks to all of the volunteers who helped make this day possible.    

It looks like everyone had a good time! 

Trent Parker from Transportation even kicked a 30 yard field goal!

Wednesday, September 26, 2012

State of the Department

Please join the Director of Facility Operations,

Craig Bohn as he delivers the State of the Department Address

Wednesday, October 3, 2011

2:00 – 3:00 p.m.

S BEH Auditorium

Thursday, September 13, 2012

Construction Manager

Bob Stilson with Work Planning is pleased to announce that Nate Miles has accepted one of the Construction Manager positions.  Nate brings with him an extensive background in event coordination, facility coordination, and knowledge of construction practices which will greatly aid him in coordinating the construction and remodel projects on campus.  Please give Nate your full support as he moves into this new position. 

Shirt Orders

It's that time of year . . .shirt orders!

We have started the ordering process for shirts. Posters and order forms have been handed out to your division secretaries. The order forms are due back to them by Friday, September 21st.

A few reminders:

• Blue forms are for full-time employees –1 item only (with the exception of 3 short sleeve t-shirts, or 1 long sleeve and 1 short sleeve t-shirt)

• Yellow forms are for part-time employees – 1 item only

• White forms are for any additional orders

• The TLS608 – Men’s Easy Care Dress Shirt does not come in steel gray

• If an employee chooses not to order a shirt, we still need the employee’s form back stating that a shirt will not be ordered

• Cash or check only (make checks payable to “University of Utah”)

If you have any questions, please see your division secretary.

Thursday, September 6, 2012

Employee Recognition Program
August marked the one year anniversary of Caught in the Act!  Caught in the Act is an inner/intra departmental employee recognition program that acknowledges employees extra ordinary contributions to the department’s overall objectives and core values.
How it Works
When a manager, supervisor, or lead worker observes an action or behavior of a Facilities employee that is above and beyond the individuals assigned scope of duties, he or she can complete a Caught in the Act card as a way to show appreciation and recognition to the employee. The completed card is given to an employee then redeemed at the Arbor Café in Bldg. 350 for one free food item and a drink.
Core Values
Customer Service - We are the provider of choice by providing quality, safe, cost effective and timely services.
Excellence - Our personal and professional excellence is proven through our commitment to:
• The University’s teaching, research, and public service missions.
• Excellent customer service through teamwork, continuous improvement, innovation and safety.
• Respect students, faculty, and fellow staff members.
• Encourage others and develop skills to our fullest potential.
• Conduct our duties with integrity, accountability, and dignity.
• Utilize sound business practices and friendly administrative processes.
• Say what we do and do what we say.
Safety - We protect ourselves, those we work with, and others around us from harm as we perform each task.
Innovation - With creative new ideas and approaches we continually improve functions, systems and practices.
Teamwork - We treat one another with respect and communicate openly. We foster collaboration while maintaining individual accountability.

Congratulations to those who have been Caught in the Act during our first year of this program:
Allen Oliver Excellence
Bill Burns Teamwork
Bob Carter Customer Service
Bob Stilson Teamwork, Excellence
Brad Krebs Innovation, Teamwork, Excellence
Brian (Grounds) Excellence
Brian Roberts Customer Service, Excellence
Clint Andrews Customer Service, Teamwork, Innovation, Safety, Excellence
Colin Donlan Teamwork, Excellence
Craig Erickson Customer Service, Excellence
CW Walker Teamwork
Dan Bills Teamwork
Dana Grant Customer Service, Teamwork, Excellence
Danny Elder Customer Service, Teamwork, Excellence
Dave Weisenburg Customer Service, Teamwork Excellence
Debbie Smith Teamwork, Excellence
Dennis Crawford Customer Service
Dennis Nay Teamwork, Safety
Desslie Andreason Teamwork
Elisabeth Hedges Teamwork, Excellence
Elizabeth Valle Customer Service, Teamwork, Excellence
Elka Fernandez Customer Service, Teamwork, Innovation, Safety, Excellence
Galen Howton Teamwork, Safety
Gary Forrest Excellence
Gene Shelby Teamwork, Excellence
Genoveva Alvarez Excellence
James (HVAC) Customer Service, Teamwork, Innovation, Safety, Excellence
James Norwood Customer Service, Safety, Excellence, Teamwork
Jennifer Coulson Excellence
Jessica Cooke Innovation, Teamwork, Excellence
Jim Mansell Customer Service, Teamwork, Excellence
Joe Hiller Teamwork, Excellence, Safety
Joe Weber Customer Service, Excellence
John Bridges Customer Servie, Teamwork, Safety, Excellence
John Cross Customer Service, Teamwork, Excellence, Safety
Johnny Dawson Customer Service, Teamwork, Excellence
Jon Dean Custumer service, Teamwork, Excellence.
Josh James Teamwork, Excellence
Josh Peay Innovation, Teamwork, Excellence
Josh Singleton Excellence
Justine Barnes Teamwork
Karl Weeks Customer Serivce, Teamwork, Excellence
Keith Hughes Customer Service, Excellence
Kelvin Perry Customer Service, Excellence
Kenny Ellington Customer Service, Teamwork, Excellence
Kim Collard Customer Service, Teamwork, Excellence
Laura Barratt Customer Service, Teamwork, Excellence
Leo Kane Customer Service, Teamwork
Lewis Palmer Teamwork
Liz Hedges Customer Service, Teamwork, Excelllence
Lonnie Medina Customer Service, Teamwork, Innovation, Safety, Excellence
Machelle McCoy Customer Sercie, Teamwork, Safety, Excellence
Marshall (Custodial) Teamwork, Excellence
Michelle Thomas Customer Service, Excellence
Nathan Howell Customer Serivce, Teamwork
Patricia Gomez Teamwork, Excellence, Safety
Rasta Wondwossen Teamwork, Excellence
Reggie Williams Customer Service, Excellence, Teamwork
Rob Garcia Customer Service, Teamwork, Safety
Rob Jentzsch Customer Service, Teamwork
Robert Kahane Excellence
Rodney Rodgers Teamwork, Excellence
Ron Greenwood Customer Service, Teamwork
Ron Philips Teamwork, Excellence
Rosie Russo Customer Service, Teamwork
Roy Rosenhan Customer Service, Teamwork
Russ Smith Teamwork
Russell Pettet Customer Service
Sam Anderson Customer Service, Teamwork, Excellence
Sandra Thomas Teamwork, Excellence
Scott Jefferson Innovation
Stacy Hendricksen Customer Service, Teamwork, Excellence
Steve Cook Customer Service, Teamwork, Excellence
Steve Reest Teamwork, Excellence
Terry Erickson Customer Service, Innovation
Terry Schilcher Teamwork, Excellence
Theresa Gallegos Excellence
Tim Graham Customer Service
Todd Stoneking Customer Service, Teamwork, Excellence
Tony Polidori Teamwork, Excellence
Troy Stubblefield Customer Service, Teamwork, Innovation, Excellence
Troy Young Innovation, Teamwork
Wayne Spencer Customer Service, Excellence
Wendy Traeden Customer Service, Teamwork
Wyatt Peterson Teamwork, Excellence

Great work everyone. 
We hope to see many more in the future.