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

Name: Tiffany Hom
Job Title: Academic Recruitment Specialist
HR Team/Work Unit: Academic Affairs

Why Nominated:

  • “On a daily basis she contributes greatly to the recruitment of academics to this university. She consistently delivers outstanding customer service to her clients, with responsive communications that get to the crux of the issue quickly.”
  • “She exudes a professionalism that makes one proud to serve in the same organization and reflects well on the quality of service for UCSF talent acquisition for academic employees.”
  • “In one special case . . . thanks to her extremely timely and effective efforts upstream in the process, a new promising academic will have the opportunity to participate in the retirement program of his choice. [Tiffany’s] quick thinking and responsiveness in this one case may positively affect the recruitment and retention goals for the department for months and years to come.”

What does Tiffany enjoy doing outside of work?
“I love to spend time with family, friends, and go on walks with Choco, my 10-year-old miniature schnauzer.”


Name: Jennifer Polce
Job Title: Academic Recruitment Manager
HR Team/Work Unit: Academic Affairs

Why Nominated:

  • “Over the last year, Jen led the development of the first centralized academic recruitment team on and for our campus in response to the conclusions of a multi-year audit of our campus recruitment practices by the Office of Federal Contract Compliance Programs (OFCCP). Through the creative use of technology, she and her team have continued to streamline the academic recruitment process, improving both efficiencies and compliances, with the upcoming rollout of the new search waiver module in AP Recruit being only the most recent example.”
  • “Jen has graciously been willing to help out her colleagues in need, assisting the Academic Affairs Specialists, who were understaffed for six months.”
  • “Jen has inspired increased collegiality and camaraderie across our office by taking it upon herself to organize several social events (after hours) over the last few months.”

What does Jennifer enjoy doing outside of work?
“I enjoy wine tasting, going on adventures with my dog, and educating people about my Type 1 Diabetes.”


About the UCSF HR Employee Recognition Program
The Employee of the Month Award, 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.

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