There’s been a thing in ATS for the last year or more called “The Clump.” The Clump was an identified set of over 300 pairs of duplicates in Advance. Gradually over the last year the duplicates in The Clump have been reduced, but it’s laborious work, and the number wasn’t reducing very quickly at all. Then Luis started working on the Updates team a few months ago. Due to Luis’s steady persistence, as of this morning, The Clump is a thing of the past! We still have duplicates, but we also have better and faster ways of resolving them, and an expert duplicate resolver on the job. Thanks, Luis. And thanks to Lisa Marker and Lesley Reece who were also instrumental in getting the Advance duplicate resolution process to work, and who have also been working hard at resolving The Clump.
– Chris McEwen
Info. Management, ATS
Kudos to Pam and Chong Yi in Advancement HR! Both of them have been invaluable help as I have learned about Advancement HR hiring and staffing processes. Their insight and patience has really helped as we’ve made some recent staff hires and reclassifications in ACR. Thanks so much!!
-Grant Kollet, Alumni and Constituent Relations
A HUGE like 37 box huge THANK YOU to everyone who helped Direct Mail fold this year’s President’s Club brochures. Special shout outs to: Lynn Sullivan, Emily Fondaw, Jenny Acevedo-Barga, Brent Ciesliga, Diane Hart, Patricia West, Ellie Hahn, Chantel Allbee, Adina Johnson, Lauren Olsen, Tara Warming, Ellen Whitlock Baker, Anne-Catherine Briand-Fortin, Kansas Harvey and many wonderful student callers! It takes a village people! Y’all are rock stars.”
-Betsy Hauenstein, Annual Giving
Thank you so much for all your help and patience as I navigate through the Advancement process!
-Junko Westling, Regional Advancement
When Lilith heard that I was having trouble with a giant Excel file, she offered to help me work with the data in Access, which I wasn’t very skilled at. Lilith patiently showed me how to build all the tables and queries, and answered follow-up questions by email. She saved me hours – if not days – of time and frustration, and I’ve already used the skills she taught me to work with similar files for another project. Thanks Lilith!
-Rebecca Schwartz, Advancement Training & Support
Huge thanks to these folks for being such enthusiastic and hard-working volunteers and participating in the UW Advancement annual MLK, Jr. Day of Service Project. Because of you, I’m already looking forward to next year! Thank YOU!
-Marsha Donaldson, Donor Services
Kudos to Advancement Training for that easy-to-follow tutorial on setting up a VPN to work remotely at home. I now consider myself a technical wizard.
-Pamela Dore, University Marketing & Communications
I want to specially commend Tuan Vo, Louis Tam and Nick Lam, for the work they did to undertake and complete the Public Records database, application and file storage migration, which came to completion Wednesday this week. This was a very clean and smooth process and the team operated as a well-oiled machine.
-Chris McEwen, Information Management
Loved reading an invitation from our President with a little humor thrown in there. Kudos to Jamie for getting “Open Mike” approved!
-Betsy Hauenstein, Annual Giving
Helping the HelpDesk: ATS wishes to thank Michael Dieterle for fulling a whopping 575 Convio list loading requests during 2014. This effort made it possible for us to serve more clients more quickly this year, and we appreciate every minute of his help, as do the clients he served.
Thanks comes especially from Brent Ciesliga, Lesley Reece and Chris McEwen