The UCSF HR Employee Recognition Program Selection Committee is pleased to announce the Employee of the Month Award recipients for January 2016, Sharon Mendonca and Annette Wheeler! Congratulations to them both! In addition to recognition, they will each receive a certificate and $50 Visa gift card.

Name: Sharon Mendonca 
Job Title: Benefits Coordinator: Residents, Fellows, and Postdoctoral Scholars
HR Team/Work Unit: Benefits

Why Nominated:

  • “Sharon is an extremely valuable team member. She is always willing to jump in and assist her team during times of need, and she often takes on responsibilities that fall completely outside of her area of responsibility.”
  • “She took on the Family Member Verification responsibilities for several months during a time of low staffing. Not only did she do a great job, she also came up with process improvements that enhanced customer service up front and overall ended up reducing the number of hours our entire team was dedicating to resolve problems after the fact.”

What does Sharon enjoy doing outside of work?
“I like to travel outside the U.S.”


Name: Annette Wheeler
Job Title: HR Generalist
HR Team/Work Unit: Team C

Why Nominated:

  • “She has spearheaded the implementation of the onboarding e-packet for new staff hires, allowing the onboarding session to provide more meaningful information to new employees, which has been a tremendous value add to the organization.”
  • “The academic team has joined the centralized onboarding sessions, and Annette has worked tirelessly to ensure a smooth transition as well as find solutions to help the integration of the academic employees.”
  • “Annette is not only a wonderful team player, but also a great leader.”

What does Annette enjoy doing outside of work?
“I enjoy spending time with my family. I also love to bake.”


About the UCSF HR Employee Recognition Program
The Employee of the Month Award (MyAccess login required), created to recognize excellence and effort among UCSF HR employees, is a peer-nominated award and presented to two UCSF HR employees per month. Learn more about the UCSF HR Employee Recognition Program here (MyAccess login required).

For questions, please contact the Selection Committee Co-Chairs Shelley Kennedy or Laurie Rojas.