The UCSF HR Employee Recognition Program Selection Committee is pleased to announce the most recent recipients of the UCSF HR Employee of the Month Award: Edmund Chang and Lisa Vuong! Thank you for your hard work and dedication to the UCSF HR organization!

Edmund Chang, Academic Affairs Specialist

Reason: Edmund was nominated for his outstanding customer service and strong work ethic. One colleague noted: “I appreciate your help and guidance when I have packet questions. You take the time to review and provide informational feedback. With the volume of appointments, we sometimes do not receive adequate processing time from our Departments. Therefore, packets we are sending for review/approval need to be expedited. I appreciate your quick and fast turnaround time to ensure our packets are certified on time to meet our Payroll processing deadlines.” Another colleagues noted: “I wanted to thank you for doing such a great job on my advancement packets. From being on top of it once it is routed to you, to asking questions when needed. The detailed review and pace for packet approval really helpful, especially for new hires."

A little about Edmund: “Outside of work, I like to travel and see different things. Also, I connect with some overseas college students as their mentor.”

Lisa Vuong, HR Generalist

Reason: Lisa was nominated for her outstanding customer service, good work ethics, and being a great colleague. Though rather new to UCSF, Lisa has assimilated well into the “UC way” and has made a tremendous impact on our team and with her clients. In the short time since joining UCSF, Lisa has already had 1:1 meetings with a majority of her clients, and she has made this a priority as she understands the importance of building a great working relationship. Lisa has volunteered to be a facilitator for the Pregnancy Disability Workshops, and has provided back-up support for many of her colleagues, and continues to manage her work load and priorities. Lisa also prioritized and expedited a critical hire for a client within 24 hours. Lisa understands the needs of our clients and the importance of customer service.

A little about Lisa: “Outside of work, I love traveling with my family so we can see different parts of the world and try different type of foods.  I also love spending time with my family in exploring different foods and parks in the bay area.  There is nothing I love more than a good dessert in the middle of the night while watching an action movie with my son.”