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

Name: Amy Foster
Job Title: HR Business Services Assistant Manager
HR Team/Work Unit: HR Business Services

Why Nominated:
“Recently I attended a team meeting, which was inspiring. Amy presented innovative ideas on how we could work as a team to complete our goals and work. She stressed the importance of a positive work environment. Additionally, she did her homework in looking for solutions to challenges. I have seen firsthand that Amy meets all the criteria for being nominated. I left the meeting feeling encouraged and motivated.”

What does Amy enjoy doing outside of work?
“I enjoy spending time with my friends and family – especially my husband and daughter Charlie. I love biking, running, cooking, and escaping the city for adventures.”

Name: Pam Hayes
Job Title: Benefits Specialty Center Manager
HR Team/Work Unit: Benefits Specialty Center

Why Nominated:
“Over the past few months, I have had some very challenging and complicated benefit cases, and with each case Pam has provided all the above and highly deserves being Employee of the Month. Her level of professionalism, expertise, and approach made each case a learning lesson for me. With one case, she called our health providers, UCOP, and UC Berkeley for information and had the information ready for our scheduled call with the employee. Pam's calm demeanor allowed us to have a productive conversation, and the employee felt that she was being heard and the issues would be resolved. Pam is the first one to acknowledge that she may not know and would get the answer for you!  Her outstanding customer service, great work ethics, [innovative ideas], and [being a] great colleague make her a valuable asset to the HR organization.”

What does Pam enjoy doing outside of work?
“I love to be outside in the sunshine jogging, hiking, or floating! I also love spending time with my friends and family… and my two kitty cuties.”   

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.