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

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 Josue Arquimides Santos Escorcia (Shared Administrative Services – Storekeeper II)

Nominated by Jimmie Chatman III: "Josue has taken charge of our commitment to Tech Services to ship out hundreds of pieces of loaner equipment to faculty and staff that are working and learning from home during this unprecedented time. At the same time, he has taken up the task to ship out an extraordinary amount of PPE orders to departments and staff working in extension offices and other University of Illinois campuses in Springfield and Chicago."

Team of the Month

January 2021 TOM

F&S COVID Classroom Layout Design Team: Damon Brogdon, Kristine Chalifoux (retired), Kristi Cler, Dennis Craig, Brad Ellison, Brian Kearney, Brad Klein, Erika Lee, Zach Leverton, Jim Sims     

Nominated by John Summers: “This type of project was innovative in that it had never been done before on our campus. The seating layouts provided by this team shifted the way in-person instruction has traditionally been delivered.”

Pats on the Back

pob_logoWant 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.