Thursday, February 06, 2020

Jamie Weber named the 2019 UIS Employee of the Year

Jamie Weber, office manager for the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences, has been named the 2019 Employee of the Year at the University of Illinois Springfield. She was honored during a reception on Feb. 5, 2020, in the Student Union Ballroom.

Before announcing the winner, UIS Chancellor Susan Koch thanked the eleven Employees of the Month who were nominated for the award.

Weber, who was the March 2019 Employee of the Month, is described by her nominators as “one of the hardest working, organized, knowledgeable, customer-driven” employees on campus.

“Her dedication, positive attitude, willingness to help and attention to detail have played an integral role in the success of the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences dean’s office,” said her supervisor.

In her role, Weber helps to manage the multiple departments that make up the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences. Co-workers say she is a wealth of knowledge and the “go-to person” when it comes to answering questions about the college.

“Jamie is truly unique in her ability to clearly and effectively convey information to both staff and faculty,” said her supervisor. “She is patient and is able to explain, sometimes very complex issues, in a very detailed, clear manner.”

In addition to her strong work ethic and dependability, Weber is “notorious for her positive, enthusiastic attitude,” according to her co-workers.

“Without waiver, she is courteous and respectful to everyone she interacts with and is always smiling and friendly. She never complains and always has our office’s best interest at heart,” added her supervisor.

Weber is also active in volunteering during the State and University Employees Combined Appeal (SECA), a once-a-year voluntary campaign that allows state and university employees to donate to charities. She has helped to plan SECA events and made items for the bake sale.

“We are very fortunate to have Jamie as part of our team,” said her supervisor. “Not only does the quality of her work exceed my expectations, but she adds so much value to our department in other ways. She is an invaluable asset to our office.”

As Employee of the Year, Weber will receive a check for $500, plus a special parking spot for the entire year.

Monday, December 02, 2019

Don Fay named the UIS Employee of the Month for December 2019

Don Fay has been named the University of Illinois Springfield Employee of the Month for December 2019. He is a building service foreman in the Student Union.

“Don is an outstanding employee,” said his supervisor. “He helped to get the Student Union up and running over a year ago and hasn’t stopped. The Union is clean and welcoming and much of that is due to Don Fay.”

His nominator says Fay greets everyone and completes almost every task with a smile on his face. He also encourages students to enjoy the Student Union space.

“He exhibits his love for this University and the Student Union by giving his all every day, coming up with solutions to cleaning a large and heavily used space and takes pride in making the building a shining star on a great campus,” said his supervisor.

Fay is a planner and makes sure that the building operations are not interrupted because of major cleans, spills or problems. He trains the other building service workers (BSW) on having a plan and takes time to communicate with the other BSW’s on their work performance and challenges.

“Don smiles at everyone, learns student employees’ names and gets to know them as well,” said his supervisor. “He laughs and enjoys his work. He is great to work with and was the right person for this open and friendly building.”

Fay is known for going out of his way to help clients and make sure their spaces are clean and ready for meetings, events and conferences in the Student Union.

“Don is a great member of the UIS community,” said his supervisor. “He is dedicated to the Union and UIS and making sure it is a positive environment for students, faculty and staff. I cannot recommend him enough.”