The UCSF HR Employee Recognition Program Selection Committee is pleased to announce the Employee of the Month Award recipients for August 2018, Cassandra Simmons-Miller and Lili Liu! Congratulations to them both! In addition to recognition, they will each receive a certificate and $50 Visa gift card.

Name: Cassandra Simmons-Miller
Job Title: HR Generalist
HR Team/Work Unit: Staff Shared Services

Why Nominated:

"Cassandra provides exceptional customer service to our department. She is responsive, updates us on the status of open issues and does not hesitate to pick up the phone to call me to ask difficult questions to get to the root of the problem. If there are exceptional requests that cannot be approved, Cassandra takes the time to explain the reasons why and will offer other options. When I have urgent items that need to be addressed and am moving too quickly, Cassandra calms me down, works with me through the process and reassures me that my concerns will be looked into. Cassandra builds trust and works with high integrity."

What does Cassandra enjoy doing outside of work?

"I love to travel with family and friends. I also enjoy attending sports events, watching movies and listening to music."

 

Name: Lili Liu
Job Title: HR Generalist
HR Team/Work Unit: Staff Shared Services

Why Nominated:

"Lili has provided exceptional service to Facilities Services (FS) consistently and especially this past month. She has been an excellent partner in the many aspects of our Human Resources and personnel operations. FS has an extremely high volume of transactions each month including close to twenty open recruitments each week, equity reviews, COA changes, stipends, promotions, leave of absences, resignations and retirements, and Lili has been able to provide the support and analysis needed for completion in an accurate and timely manner. She provides recommendations and information to FS staff on a daily basis. Lili also provided outstanding service related to the FS department ID name change for over 400 employees in less than two days. In addition, Lili does all of this with a great attitude each day and really takes ownership of her work in order to make sure FS is making informed decisions and completing the necessary operations."

What does Lili enjoy doing outside of work?

"I love to hike and walk in my spare time. Hiking is fun and is a great travel experience, but walking is also an awesome way to immerse myself in nature for a day."

 

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).