Past High Fives

Past High Fives - 2016

August

Names of People on the Team: Elise Mills, Leslie Goldstein, Yulia Golubovskaya, Derek Johnson, Farah Pranawahadi, Sarah Runyon, Anthony Stamos, Judy Tam
Team Unit: Research
Which Operating Principle did this team embody? We include and excel together

Describe what this team did that embodied the Berkeley Operating Principle selected above:

In May, Leslie led an internal team of RAs conducted testing and analysis using the newly launched PIP projection tool with a carefully outlined work plan and testing methodology to fully test the functionality of the projection tool; make recommendation to the RA Managers and RA community on how best to utilize the enhanced functionality in making projections for faculty research awards; Identify any pain points in the PIP functionality that prohibit the RAs from fully utilizing the tool in making projections. Work group members met every other week, despite of their own busy work schedules, diligently conducted testing and analysis following the prescribed methodology using PIP and BAIRS reporting tool. In late July the team presented their summary findings to the RA Managers and will present their finding/recommendation in the August RA Roundtable presentation. The team’s collective recommendation, as result of their hard work in PIP Capability Study and Analysis, contributed to the RA community in building knowledge base, sharing best practices and staff engagement truly exemplify the Berkeley Operating Principles: We include and excel, together; we focus on service; and we are accountable to each other.

May

Names of People on the Team: Vicky Yasenchok, Jennifer Kim, Lucia Greenfield-Head
Team Unit: Human Resources
Operating Principle: Focus on Service

Describe what this team did that embodied the Berkeley Operating Principle selected above:

This spring Vicky, Jennifer and Lucia took on the extensive task of auditing and organizing all I-9 documents ERSO manages. This involved going through every one (there are thousands), auditing, updating a spreadsheet, and organizing them appropriately. It was a big job that took several months but all three of them completed their portions ahead of their deadline and did an excellent job that will benefit our entire team!

Names of People on the Team: Mark Bell, Brenton Haslam, Will Carr
Team Unit: Shipping and Receiving
Operating Principle: Focus on Service

Describe what this team did that embodied the Berkeley Operating Principle selected above:

The Shipping & Receiving team is always working hard and hustling to deliver everything as fast as they can. They have a hard job to deal with thousands of packages but they do a great job dealing with the volume, considering how small a staff they have to do such a big job.