2013 Prudential Davis Productivity Award Winners Announced

Published: April 16th, 2013

Category: Memos

Paula Varnes Fussell, Vice President for Human Resource Services

It gives me great pleasure to recognize the 2013 Prudential Davis Productivity Award winners from the University of Florida. The Prudential Davis Productivity Awards annually honor state government employees throughout Florida.  In addition to honoring “innovation, creativity, and smart work,” the awards program recognizes individuals and work units that have adapted or implemented previous years’ award-winning achievements to create added value.

This year’s competition attracted 468 nominations for innovation and productivity improvements worth $514 million in cost savings, cost avoidances and increased revenue for state government. Since 1989, award-winners have produced more than $8.1 billion worth of added value for taxpayers and businesses.

This year’s winning individuals and teams from UF who received plaques are:

Andrei Sourakov, Collections Coordinator, Florida Museum of Natural History
Enabled Organization of a Major Butterfly Collection

Maria Bernal, Office Manager, Institute of Food and Agricultural Sciences—Tropical Research and Education Center (TREC)
Developed Strategies to Reduce Expenditures and Streamline Processes to Achieve Efficiencies and Accuracy

IFAS Shared Services Team, Institute of Food & Agricultural Sciences
Developed and Implemented the IFAS Shared Services Center

Team Members: Laurie Bell, Robin Barber, Melanie Carter, Tina Craig, Paula Cunningham, Elisa DuVall, Melanie Hill, Vicki Jenkins, Betsy Lindsey, Kim Lottinville, Robert Morris, An Nguyen, Cindy Olejownik, Candace Palmer, Lacey Rhea, Ellen Vaughan and Linda Cowart

GatorStart Online Team, Joint efforts by Human Resource Services and Enterprise Systems
Developed GatorStart Online Onboarding

Team Members: Melissa Curry, Kim Kirkup, Juan Yip, Andy Jeffers, Andy Shivers, Daniel Trevino

For more information about the Davis Productivity Awards program, please visit http://www.hr.ufl.edu/awards/davis or contact UF’s agency coordinator, Kenya Williams, at kenya-williams@ufl.edu or (352) 273-1761.

Congratulations to this year’s winners!

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