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

Name: Ed Fong 
Job Title: Transaction Services Unit Analyst
HR Team/Work Unit: Transaction Services Unit

Why Nominated:

  • “Ed helped improve the SPA metrics for AP funding changes. For the month of February, TSU met the SPA deadline for 173 funding changes.  It was not met for 117. For the month of March, TSU met the SPA deadline for 251 funding changes. It was not met for 28!!”

What does Ed enjoy doing outside of work?
“I love going on trips with my family, playing sports, and board gaming.”


Name: Jennifer Poza 
Job Title: Labor and Employee Relations Specialist
HR Team/Work Unit: Labor and Employee Relations

Why Nominated:

  • “Jennifer continually volunteers to take on new assignments on our team; she never hesitates to cover for her teammates in their absence and/or take on new projects, and recently she volunteered to permanently retain a large department for a co-worker who is leaving the organization.”
  • “She also recently represented the LER Team in the LEAN/Kaizan event where she came up with creative ideas to streamline the background check process for UCSF and put forth thoughtful analysis to identify and mitigate risk for UCSF.”
  • “She receives consistent feedback from her clients for being responsive, thoughtful, and always finding solutions to complex LER problems.”

What does Jennifer enjoy doing outside of work?
“Outside of work I like doing anything outdoors - hiking, biking, skiing, picnicking, surfing. I'm not particularly good at any of those activities, except picnicking maybe, but I still find them lots of fun. And of course I particularly like hanging with my two-year-old son who is simply the best.”


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.