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

Name: Olivia Lee
Job Title: Transaction Services Analyst
HR Team/Work Unit: Transaction Services Unit

Why Nominated:
“Olivia has been helping with a very complicated worker’s compensation payroll reconciliation. She has been exceptionally responsive and has maintained her professionalism and sense of humor in spite of the misfortune she has had of repeatedly running and re-running numbers based on new information received on the claim, a retroactive salary increase, and feedback from the employee. Olivia is highly competent. She asks questions, she obviously takes pride in her work, and she is always a pleasure to work with.”

What does Olivia enjoy doing outside of work?
“I am a busy mom and wife outside of work. Most of my time is spent taking care of my seven month old baby, Logan. If time permits, I enjoy cooking, going to the gym, taking trips, and shopping. I also do a lot of spiritual and volunteer activities during the weekends with my husband.”

Name: Ashika Nahal
Job Title: Staff HR Generalist
HR Team/Work Unit: Staff Shared Services

Why Nominated:
“Though Ashika has served as a major piece of the Career Tracks project in the background since June, she really stepped up this month and served as my backup while I was out of the office during what ended up being an extremely busy and critical time for the Career Tracks project. Though we had hoped that many of the issues would have been caught by our clients in early October, Ashika stepped up and timely responded to not only our clients on behalf of our Career Tracks Project Team but also served as an invaluable resource for our Career Tracks Champions. Ashika has been thoughtful in her responses and careful to weigh the needs of the project with the needs of our individual clients. Ashika helped to ensure we had as many titles finalized as possible in order to support our mass upload and minimize the manual keying that would need to be completed by our transactional unit. She did all of this while also managing her workload as an HR Generalist. Ashika is a great team player and continues to be a shining star in Staff Shared Services.”

What does Ashika enjoy doing outside of work?
“I love travelling with my husband – we’ve recently travelled to Italy and Spain and had a wonderful experience! I also love trying new restaurants, baking, and spending quality time with my family and friends.” 

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.