I want to thank Karine for helping ATS out during the month of June (and a bit) with a big project that entailed ascertaining ALL of the current Advancement staff (not as easy as you’d think it should be) and compiling a list of them to be used by Nebula. In addition she added so much value by also helping to analyze our whole collection of access groups and Nebula folders, and making suggestions for eliminating unneeded ones and consolidating redundancies. Thanks so much, Karine!
– Chris McEwen, Advancement Training & Support
Getting ready for Fiscal Fling, our annual celebration of both collective and individual achievements toward advancing the University of Washington, means reflecting on your colleagues who are doing a great job and possibly even nominating some of them for one of the annual awards. The Star Award and the Marilyn Batt Dunn (MBD) Award are ways that we recognize outstanding work, team collaboration, goals reached and unique contributions. Read about the awards, and nominate your colleagues!
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
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
Nominations for the UW’s Distinguished Staff Award are now open. “The Distinguished Staff Award honors staff members who bring excellence and innovation to their work every day. Last year’s awardees included a team of research scientists inventing a revolutionary treatment for kidney stones, a meal host who captivates patients with his illustrations and drawings, an assistant director who tirelessly mentors undergraduates and other professionals, and other UW staff that make a difference every day. We honor and congratulate them!”
Read More or Make a Nomination
The annual Star Awards and Marilyn Batt Dunn Endowed Award for Excellence recipients are selected each year from peer nominations. Nominate your colleagues for a staff recognition award now through Friday, July 18th, 2014. Recipients will be announced at the 2014 Fiscal Fling on August 13th. Read about Staff Recognition awards. Read about the 2014 Fiscal Fling.
Kudos to Gunnar for all his hard work, last minute requests, and always coming to our aid-with a smile. F&A wishes you the best in your new position!!
Finance and Administration Team
Thank you for going above and beyond to fix my computer woes! My computer is no longer freezing and has never worked smoother!
Chi Pham, F&A
I know I kid with you a lot, but seriously, you are awesome. I don’t know where we/I would be without your considerable contribution and brain power. Thanks!
Michael Visaya, Information Management
Kudos to Michele Locatelli for being flexible and willing to create amazing graphics so often. Sometimes the requests are small, and sometimes they come with ridiculously short turn-around times. But she’s always been happy to help, no matter the circumstances, and she always produces outstanding graphics.
Matt Wastradowski, ACR