The UCSF HR Employee Recognition Program Selection Committee is pleased to announce the Employee of the Month Award recipients for June 2017, Roma Prabhu and Rita Zakhem! Congratulations to them both! In addition to recognition, they will each receive a certificate and $50 Visa gift card.

Name: Roma Prabhu
Job Title: Staff HR Generalist
HR Team/Work Unit: Staff Shared Services

Why Nominated:
“I would like to compliment one of your HR employees, Roma Prabhu, for the excellent customer service she provided me and my team throughout this time. Roma has always been very knowledgeable and responsive for answering any HR questions our department has. I have always been pleased with the service I receive from anyone at the HR department; however, Roma’s professionalism and ability to get to the bottom of the situation quickly exceed my expectations. Such a commitment to excellent customer service is the reason why I would like to nominate her to be Employee of the Month.” 

What does Roma enjoy doing outside of work?
“I enjoy cooking and entertaining, and exploring food, art, and culture in the SF Bay Area. My husband and I enjoy volunteering time with charity organizations. I relish a good book and love to work in my garden.”


Name: Rita Zakhem
Job Title: Academic HR Generalist
HR Team/Work Unit: Academic Shared Services

Why Nominated:
“She is very reliable and responsive about returning phone calls and emails. I know I can count on Rita whenever I have problems. The Division of Hospital Medicine is very lucky to have Rita as the HR person! Double thumbs up to Rita!”

“Rita has been exceptional to understanding and meeting our needs given that we have only been working together for a few months. It is amazing how quickly she turns around SRS tickets/emails and follows up when needed. She asks the appropriate questions and spots potential errors when processing our multiple-line one-time payments for moonlighters.”

“She is responsive to emails, attentive to processing ticket requests, and really helpful in answering our questions or referring us to the best contact for our questions. She is pleasant to work with as she always has a friendly demeanor and is approachable.”

What does Rita enjoy doing outside of work?
“I enjoy spending time with my family and friends and traveling when time allows it.”


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 Maryam Farshad or Ronald Ong.