Staff Salute

November 2017 Salute Winner

Winner's Name: Sandra Guiton
Winner's Unit: ERSO Payroll
Criteria: Team Player

Customer Service Example:

Sam as been an extremely valuable team player to me this month. She stepped in at critical instances when I was unavailable to resolve or complete tasks with crucial deadlines such as delivering overpayment checks to campus and tackling a intricate pay history and expense transfer issue with perseverance to enable closure of the matter. I'm so thankful for her help.

January 2018 Salute Nominations

Nominee's Name: Diane Howe
Nominee's Unit: B & FS
Criteria: Above & Beyond

Diane has gone WAY above and beyond for her efforts in reviewing over 15 complex (international) travel reimbursements for one traveler whom had very unique circumstances over a one year period. I cannot stress enough how complicated these reimbursements are and to the degree Diane had to dive into the details to complete such a thorough review. If I had to estimate, she has devoted over 32 hours to this project, including on her weekends. Receipts in various foreign languages, currency conversions, and incompleteness are just a few of the barriers that Diane tackled with ease and enthusiasm. Finally, I really appreciate Diane’s patience to explain her finding to me. Great job, Diane!

Nominee's Name: Diane Howe
Nominee's Unit: Travel & Entertainment
Criteria: Anticipates Customer Needs

With all the commotion at CSS-4th Street and the move to the 3rd floor, for the T & E unit, a huge thank you and sigh of relief goes to to Diane Howe for her foresight and generosity. I was amazed to learn she not only packed and moved her own cubicle, Diane also packed and moved 3 others: ERSO's hotel cube, Cynthia Weekley's and Jennifer Stone's CSS offices.


My task of packing the hotel cube vanished, as if by magic, saving me a lotof time. Really, it was Diane's magical self I'm grateful for.

December 2017 Salute Nominations

Nominee's Name: Joel Spitzer
Nominee's Unit: ERSO-HR
Criteria: Above & Beyond

Several times in December, Joel volunteered, in-person, to collect repayment checks from employees at critical times to meet the very short 2017 tax-year deadlines. He not only went out of his way to retrieve the payments, but also volunteered to deliver them directly to campus Payroll to expedite processing. This is a priceless service and help to ERSO-Payroll. Joel's actions exemplify team spirit, commitment and why ERSO is the greatest. Thank you.

3rd Quarter High Five Winners

Names of People on the Team: Sandra, Angela, Julie, Cathy
Team Unit: Payroll
Which Operating Principle did this team embody? Demonstrates Commitment

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

PETs suck. But are a part of life. Shout out to the payroll staff that keep the ship afloat while they are short staffed.

4th Quarter High Five Nominations

Names of People on the Team: TBA
Team Unit: TBA
Which Operating Principle did this team embody? TBA