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Finance and Administration
2016 Merit Awards



Congratulations to the 2016 Finance and Administration Merit Award finalists, who will be honored at the Eleventh Annual Finance and Administration Staff Recognition Ceremony on May 24, 2016. The winner in each category was announced at that event, and all Finance and Administration employees were invited to attend.

The four finalists for each award are listed in alphabetical order below.


Customer Service
Awarded to a Finance and Administration staff member who is an example to others, providing continual outstanding service to our customers—coworkers, supervisors, students, faculty, staff or the public. This staff member goes above and beyond the call of duty to meet customers' needs.


Enriqueta B. Anglada, Building Services South, FMD
AWARD RECIPIENT! Sandra K.Chambers, North Parking Deck, AS
Cassandra H. Elder, Campus Transit System, AS
Lisa Price-Johnson, Operations & Maintenance, FMD


Newcomer
Awarded to a Finance and Administration staff member who, despite lack of time on the job, has significantly contributed to the organizational mission and shown outstanding initiative, reliability and dedication to the University. (Nominees must have less than two years of continuous service with UGA.)


Cynthia Churney, Accounts Payable, UBAS
Christine M. Edell, Payroll, UBAS
AWARD RECIPIENT! Kyle Ellard, F&A IT Support, UBAS
Jeff R. Foley, Parking Services, AS


Tough Dawg
Awarded to a Finance and Administration staff member who has endured extraordinarily difficult workplace circumstances (overcoming obstacles or challenges) with grace, good humor, patience and exemplary job performance.


Adonis Allen, Ogelthorpe Dining Commons, AS
Kathryn M. Brinker, Campus Transit System, AS
AWARD RECIPIENT! Eric H. Gattiker, Deputy Chief of Police, UGA PD
Eddie Solsberry, Campus Transit System, AS


Unsung Hero
Awarded to a Finance and Administration staff member who works hard and does the job well, but seldom, if ever, is recognized publicly for his or her work. This person is continually both a real benefit to coworkers and a stable, dependable resource for Finance and Administration as a whole.


Kathleen Eberhardt, Building Services-North, FMD
David (Max) Grant, Oglethorpe Dining Commons, AS
Savannah A. Thigpen, North Campus Parking Deck, AS
AWARD RECIPIENT! Reginald L. Woods, Administration & HR, FMD



Division Key

AS Auxiliary Services

BD

Budget Division

ESD

Environmental Safety Division

FMD

Facilities Management Division

HR

Human Resources

OEP

Office of Emergency Preparedness

OUA

Office of the University Architects for Facilities Planning

OVPFA

Office of the Vice President for Finance and Administration

UBAS

University Business and Accounting Services Division

UGA PD

University Police



Merit awards for Finance and Administration staff were introduced at the 2007 Recognition Ceremony and, since that time, 208 staff members have been recognized as finalists or winners in one of four categories: Customer Service, Newcomer, Tough Dawg and Unsung Hero.

Merit awards are designed to encourage outstanding performance; reward excellence in staff achievements; and foster staff development by recognizing exceptional workplace creativity, innovation and sustained excellence in support of University business and administrative functions. The merit award program is a peer-driven process in which Finance and Administration staff nominate co-workers who excel at their jobs.

All staff who receive a nomination will be invited to a breakfast with the Vice President for Finance and Administration, the senior staff of Finance and Administration and their fellow nominees. Nominees will receive a personal invitation in May for the breakfast that has been
scheduled for June 9 at the Northview room, Joe Frank Harris Commons.


Eligibility
Staff member must work in a unit of Finance and Administration, the major divisions of which are listed below. (For a complete listing of Finance and Administration units, click here or contact any F&A Recognition Committee member.)

Auxiliary Services
Budget Division
Environmental Safety Division
Facilities Management Division
Human Resources
Office of Emergency Preparedness
Office of the University Architects for Facilities Planning
Office of the Vice President for Finance and Administration
University Business and Accounting Services Division
University Police


Staff member must be actively employed, benefit-eligible and have a minimum of two years of UGA service (with the exception of the Newcomer Award). Nominees for the Newcomer Award must have less than two years of service by the nomination deadline of March 30, 2016. Staff members in contract positions (e.g., Finance and Administration senior staff) are not eligible. To be considered for an award, a nomination form must be submitted. Self-nominations are not accepted. Nominators cannot nominate more than one staff member per award. A staff member may be nominated multiple times by different persons; however, each nomination should be unique and should not be merely a duplication of a previous nomination. Staff members cannot receive an award in more than one category in the same year nor can they be a repeat winner in a category. Click here for a list of last year’s winners. No member of the Recognition Committee is eligible to receive an award during his/her year of committee service. Please note: the Staff Recognition Program is not related to the performance evaluation process nor to staff salary increases.

Selection
Nominations are reviewed and recipients are selected by the Finance and Administration Recognition Committee, a peer group of staff members appointed by the Finance and Administration associate vice presidents with at least one representative from each of the Finance and Administration divisions. Finalists for the merit awards are advised of their nomination and category two weeks prior to the award ceremony, and award recipients are announced at the May ceremony. Questions about the program may be directed to any member of the F&A Recognition Committee:

Chair
Catherine K. Shircliff, Human Resources
706-542-4501
cks@uga.edu
Auxiliary Services
Wendy Glenn, Parking Services
706-542-7300
wcglenn@uga.edu

Sandi Behr, Food Services
706-583-0850
sbehr@uga.edu
Mikki McGinnis, Food Services
706-542-1256
mikmcg15@uga.edu

Katrina Pittman, Food Services
706-542-1256
katrinap@uga.edu
Budget Division
Julie Hawkins, Budget Department
706-542-2802
hawkinsj@uga.edu
Environmental Safety Division
Nikki Washington
706-542-5801
ndwashin@uga.edu
Facilities Management Division
Parker Thomas
706-542-7677
parker17@uga.edu

Keith Drake
706-542-2225
kdrake@uga.edu
Human Resources Division
Carol Bugg, Human Resources
706-542-1652
cbugg@uga.edu

 
Office of the Vice President for Finance and Administration
Nancy Ingram
706-542-6827
ner@uga.edu
 
University Architects
Chuck Cartwright
706-542-3605
ccartwri@uga.edu

 
University Business and Accounting Services
Cindy Humphries
706-542-6860
cindyhum@uga.edu
 
University Police Department
Courtney Murphy
706-542-5813
cmurphy@police.uga.edu
 

 
 

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VP for Finance & Administration
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706-542-1361 (phone) | 706-542-3339 (fax)


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