2014 Prudential Productivity Award Winners

Published: April 29th, 2014

Category: Memos

Paula Varnes Fussell, Vice President for Human Resource Services

It gives me great pleasure to recognize the 2014 Prudential Productivity Award winners from the University of Florida. The Prudential Productivity Award is an annual event honoring state government employees throughout Florida.

In addition to honoring innovation, efficiency and creativity the award program recognizes individuals and teams who have adapted or implemented previous years’ award-winning achievements to create added value for the organization.

This year’s competition attracted 568 state-wide nominations for innovation and productivity improvements with an estimated $558 million in cost savings, cost avoidances, and increased revenue for state government. Over the past 26 years, award winners have produced a total of $8.7 billion in cost savings or efficiency gains for Florida taxpayers and businesses.

The individual and team awardees from UF who have been identified as 2014 winners are:

myinvestigator – Grant & Sponsored Projects Reporting Team, Joint efforts by Sponsored Research, Office of the Chief Financial Officer and Information Technology
Developed myinvestiGator Financial Reporting Tool
Team Members: Stephanie Gray, Brad Staats, Jim Ferrer, Greg McEachern, Gerald Parham, Haiquan Dai, Mei-Li Cheng, Nigel Chong-You

DOCUTRAQ 3.1 Integration Team, Joint efforts by Division of Student Affairs
Integrated Accounting & Request System – DOCUTRAQ 3.1
Team Members: Jeffrey Schmidt, Michele Williams

Laura Roberston, Senior Associate in Graduate Studies, College of Fine Arts
Certificate of Commendation
Developed and Deployed Online Portals for Graduate Admissions Critical Communications and Review Procedures

Online Promotion and Tenure Team, Joint efforts by Human Resource Services, Office of the Provost, Enterprise Systems, Information Technology and Institute of Food & Agricultural Science (IFAS) Office of Human Resources
Notable Cash Award of $800
Developed Online Promotion and Tenure
Team Members: Janet Malphurs, Angel Kwolek-Folland, Paula Varnes Fussell, Steve Wing,
Carol Cobb, Ronda Mitchell, Kris Kirmse, Susan Hudson

Custodial Scholarship Deposit Automation Team, Joint efforts by Office of Student Financial Affairs, Finance and Accounting, and Enterprise Systems
Certificate of Commendation
Developed and Implemented Scholarship Deposit Processes to Improve Efficiency, Service, and Data Integrity
Team Members: Donna Kolb, Christina Lamb, Mike Dugger, Mike Dugger, Susan Smith, Kara Mathe, Patti Perkins, Cheryl Bell, Karen Gillespie

UF Training & Organizational Development: Online New Employee Orientation Project Team, Human Resource Services
Certificate of Commendation
Saved Time & Resources via Online New Employee Orientation
Team Members: Scott Blades, Angie Brown, Jamie Cooke, Angela Gould, Ronda Mitchell, Courtney Moon, Steve Slater, Jessica Tubbs

Automatic Training Access Team, Joint efforts by Enterprise Systems and Human Resource Services
Certificate of Commendation
Automated Access to Training for Non-Employees
Team Members: Jamie Cooke, Nicole Garvey, Sid Sachs, Jane Thomas, Steve Wing

For more information about the Prudential Productivity Award program, please visit http://hr.ufl.edu/learn-grow/awards-recognition/prudential-productivity-awards/ or contact our Agency Coordinator, Kenya Williams, at kenya-williams@ufl.edu or (352) 273-1761.

Congratulations to this year’s award winners!

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