The UCSF HR Employee Recognition Program Selection Committee is pleased to announce the recipients of the HR Employee of the Month Award for January and February 2018. In addition to their recognition, the Employees of the Month will each receive a certificate and a $50 gift card.

January Employees of the Month

Name: R. Scott Young
Job Title: Staff HR Generalist
HR Team/Work Unit: Talent Acquisition

Why Nominated: Scott was nominated for his thorough and efficient process to expeditiously solve a payroll issue.   
Scott was extremely responsive and able to coordinate within HR and TSU to identify underlying discrepancies that were causing inaccurate distributions within the payroll and HR systems. He took the extra steps of coordinating with colleagues and HR staff to address distribution errors and necessary corrections over multiple pay periods.”

What does Scott enjoy doing outside of work?
“Outside of work I enjoy going to movies…a lot. I go to about 2-3 movie a week. I also enjoy making plans for travel and going to those destinations. I don’t want to forget spending time with my husband Ryan and our little Boston Terrier, Ripley.”


Name: Ann Chau
Job Title: Payroll Analyst
HR Team/Work Unit: Transactional Services

Why Nominated: Ann was nominated for her outstanding customer service and her meticulous attention to detail.  Quotes from multiple nominators include: 
Ann has proved time and again how efficient and on top of her work she is. Her primary role is to process new hire tickets and she processes them on time and thoroughly.”

“She is a true team player and is very focused on making sure that things are done both efficiently and correctly. I can always count on Ann to be of help and she always does so in a cheerful manner!”

What does Ann enjoy doing outside of work?
“I enjoy spending quality time with my family and friends, walking on the beach or park and do volunteer work for the community, school and parish with my son.  I love to travel with my family, niece and nephew to experience new things; go sightseeing; and to learn more about different cultures, histories and customs.”   

February Employees of the Month

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

Why Nominated: Roma was nominated for her reliable and efficient efforts to ensure quality service.
“Roma has been a terrific Staff HR partner for my busy division since she started with UCSF. I have worked with several staff HR generalists over the past 5+ years, and she is a standout. She is always extremely pleasant, helpful and nice, and I always feel like I have her undivided attention when we speak. She's a consistently reliable and efficient colleague who helps us keep things humming along and I'd love to see her recognized for that!”

What does Roma enjoy doing outside of work?

“I enjoy reading, gardening, cooking and entertaining family and friends. My husband and I also like exploring food, art and culture in the SF Bay Area.”


Name: Susana Velasco
Job Title: Academic HR Generalist
HR Team/Work Unit: Postdoc Shared Services

Why Nominated: Susana was nominated for supporting her teammate, and for her volunteer effort as a “New Employee Orientation Facilitator.” Quotes from multiple clients include:
“Susy has certainly demonstrated teamwork, lending a helping hand, always reliable and goal oriented to ensure the smooth process of onboarding our UCSF employees.”

“I appreciate her thoroughness and willingness to take on duties in addition to those already on her plate.”

What does Susana enjoy doing outside of work?
"During my spare time, I enjoy spending my time with my family and friends. Whether we’re making a meal together, watching a movie, or just taking a walk around our neighborhood. During the weekend, I enjoy watching my sons’ soccer and baseball games. When I’m by myself I really enjoy reading a good book."

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).  As a reminder, we now offer a new and more streamlined approach to submitting Employee of the Month nomination forms. Please direct questions to the selection committee at [email protected]