Staff Employee Recognition
Dec. 5, 2005
I am pleased to announce the names of the recipients for this quarter's
Staff Employee Recognition Program: Abhay Chaturvedi, University Telecommunications
Services; Vinesh Nambiar, University Enterprises, Inc.; Freddy Orozco,
University Transportation & Parking; and Kirtland Stout, Environmental
Health & Safety.
and Abhay Chaturvedi
Chaturvedi is a network analyst in University Telecommunications
and is responsible for making sure virtually every phone and telecommunications
line on campus works properly. He has provided technical support
to several large, high-profile events on campus and ensured they
were carried out without a hitch. Abhay's nominator indicated that
he has an "unfailing dedication to providing superior customer
service," and that he thinks "out of the box in order to meet client
needs and expectations."
Nambiar works in University Enterprises, Inc. as a grants and contracts
administrator. His nominator indicated that Vinesh is "consistently
positive and encouraging in assisting faculty members to navigate
the complicated world of administering grants and contracts," and
went on to praise his ability to use humor "to create a welcoming
environment and to motivate others." Vinesh's infallible knowledge
of federal regulations and ability to offer workable solutions when
challenges arise make him an asset to University Enterprises, Inc.
and the University.
and Vinesh Nambiar
Orozco is a citation appeals coordinator and employee transportation
coordinator. He recently created a marketing program to encourage
the use of alternate transportation options (as well as ease the
difficult parking situation) called "Sac State Commute Choices."
His nominator said, "Freddy talks the talk and walks the walk—he
moved closer to the campus so he could ride his bike rather than
drive his vehicle to work. When it comes to encouraging the use
of alternate commute choices, Freddy strongly leads by his own example."
and Vinesh Nambiar,
Abhay Chaturvedi & Kirtland Stout
Stout serves the campus as a safety specialist in Environmental
Health & Safety and has the responsibility for managing all
construction and building related safety issues on the campus. His
nomination form indicated that "Kirt is always looking out
for the best interests of the campus and its student, employee,
and visitor population by identifying hazards before they result
in injuries or property damage." It went on to say that Kirt
"consistently goes the extra mile without complaint,"
and is "intelligent, considerate, and sincere in his desire
to honorably fulfill his employment responsibilities."
and Kirtland Stout
thanks to everyone who sent in nomination forms for the Staff Employee
Recognition Program. We will keep all the nominations as part of the
continuing pool of nominees until September 2006, and all nominees are
eligible for the award until then. I encourage those of you who are
considering nominating a deserving employee to do so. It is incredibly
gratifying to see employees receive this award who so richly deserve
congratulations to Abhay, Vinesh, Freddy, and Kirtland.
Employee Recognition Nomination Form