Thursday, October 25, 2018

Building Service Worker Dana Marmino named the UIS Employee of the Month for October

Dana Marmino has been named the University of Illinois Springfield Employee of the Month for October 2018. He is Building Service Worker for UIS Facilities and Services.

Marmion was nominated by several co-workers on the fifth floor of the Public Affairs Center, where he is responsible for janitorial duties. Since Marmino has taken over cleaning responsibilities on the floor, which houses the Chancellor’s Office, Academic Affairs and Advancement, the appearance “has simply been outstanding.”

“Restrooms are usually cleaned more than once a day and the quality of Dana’s work is outstanding,” said a nominator. “Although he is shy in persona, Dana is courteous and friendly and looks to help out however is appropriate for his role on campus. He demonstrates great pride in doing his job well.”

According to his nominators, virtually everyone on the fifth floor has commented about the noticeable improvement in cleanliness with Marmino on the job.

“Dana takes time out to say ‘hi’ and interact with people while he works,” said a nominator. “It’s never more than a minute, but it’s a nice break in the day to see him. He takes care to do exception work as well and it’s noticeable.”

Marmino’s supervisor describes him as “very dependable” and as an employee who goes above and beyond to make sure his co-workers are happy.

“Dana has asked numerous staff in his area what he can do to improve service,” said his supervisor. “This is something that doesn’t normally happen in our department. I have received several letters telling me what an exceptional job he is doing.”

According to his nominators, Marmino is “diligent” and “highly self-motivated.”

“He takes initiative by reporting to staff about issues needing attention that are beyond the scope of his duties and following up on these issues to ensure their resolution,” said a nominator. “Dana exemplifies Leadership lived on a daily basis and is obviously deeply committed to UIS.”

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