F&S employs many hard-working, dedicated and often extraordinary people who demonstrate exemplary service. Some employees distinguish themselves by consistently going above and beyond while making an improvement in a process, enhancing their output so that both their team and the campus benefit, or even by performing a Good Samaritan or humanitarian act while on the job. The F&S “Employee of the Month Award” (EOM) and "Team of the Month" (TOM) is given monthly to employees who have demonstrated one or more of the guiding principles that are essential to our organization, our university and our community. An Employee of the Year is selected annually from among the two categories of monthly winners.

Employee of the Month

EOM Sarthak Prasad 2022 small

Sarthak Prasad, Sustainable Transportation Assistant 

Nominated by Sinead Soltis (Sustainability) who praised his work as the main coordinator for the university Bike to Work Day and Light the Night event: "With record-high registrations (800 pre-event and 125 in person), Sarthak organized an delegated tasks for dozens of volunteers to ensure a great experience for our bike-riding community." 

EOM Walter Logan

Walter Logan, Mechanic II,  Abbott Power Plant (Utilities & Energy Services)

Nominated by Paul Wade (Mechanic II Abbott Power Plant): "Walter repeatedly has demonstrated exceptional knowledge and understanding of this plant, the process, and the inner workings of the equipment–everything from being able to do a complete soot blower rebuild and realignment, on multiple boilers, to operational interlocks and parameters... His knowledge and expertise deserve recognition." 

Pats on the Back

Pats on the backWant to recognize an F&S employee for a job well done? Shout out a star team member at fscustomerrelations@illinois.edu, or send them into Customer Relations & Communications in Room 147 of the Physical Plant Services Building. Pats on the Back are distributed to staff weekly. Submissions may be edited for style and length.