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

Name: Phillip Babcock
Job Title: Academic Personnel Manager
HR Team/Work Unit: HR Shared Services

Why Nominated:
“Phillip is endlessly resourceful, responsive, dedicated, quick, and consistently outstanding in his work with the School of Nursing. He is by far the most deserving person of this award; in my 10 years here, I have never seen someone so effective, efficacious, positive, and helpful. He has assisted our school enormously; he is always positive, writes back no matter what time day or night it is. He always lends a helping hand to anyone who calls on him. He is accurate, incredibly reliable, and everyone looks up to him enormously. BRAVO TO PHILLIP BABCOCK.”

“This nomination is to recognize Phillip's long standing customer service to our school and departments. He provides outstanding HR service to the Dean's Office, Department Chairs, and Department Administrative Directors. Over the last several years, Phillip has provided responsive, focused, concise and highly relevant service to his clients here. With our recent leadership changes, Phillip has quickly jumped in to provide training on a variety of Academic Affairs matters. He anticipates issues in advance of them happening and offers creative and flexible solutions for all involved. He is highly dependable, trustworthy and creative given the demanding role and clients that he has. Overall, he has provided sustained outstanding and exemplary customer service and is highly deserving of this recognition.”

What does Phillip enjoy doing outside of work?
“Outside of work, I enjoy volunteering with community-based non-profits and especially love traveling. Central Europe and Puerto Vallarta are favorite destinations.”

Name: Kuan Yee
Job Title: Assistant Transaction Services Manager
HR Team/Work Unit: Transaction Services Unit

Why Nominated:
“I would start by saying that if I could I would nominate Kuan every month. His outstanding level of professionalism, cooperation, and support to me and my clients is commendable. He works very hard and, no matter how stressful his day is, he always helps us with his pleasant personality whenever we need it. I really respect Kuan as a professional and as a person and am very glad to work with him. I personally think that he deserves to be the Employee of the Month.”

What does Kuan enjoy doing outside of work?
“I enjoy being outdoors with nature (state parks, beach, camping, picnics) and spending quality time with my family. I also enjoy cooking and traveling to new places if I can find the time. I would love the opportunity to travel around the world.”

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.