2015 Prudential Productivity Award Winners Announced

Published: March 19th, 2015

Category: Memos

Paula Varnes Fussell, Vice President for Human Resource Services

It gives me great pleasure to recognize the 2015 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.

Since 1989, award winners have produced more than $9 billion in cost savings, efficiency gains, cost avoidances and increased revenue for state government as well as Florida taxpayers. This year’s competition attracted more than 500 state-wide nominations for innovation and productivity improvements.

The individual and team awardees from UF who have been identified as 2015 winners are:

Greenhouse Heater Installation Team, Institute of Food & Agricultural Sciences (IFAS)
Facilities Planning & Operations
Cash Award
Performed Greenhouse Heater Installations
Team Members: Edward Sheridan, Barry Starling, Clarence Chelette, Rob Fagan, Daniel
Weiland, Richard Wenzel, Michael Ott, Michael Wigglesworth

Rebekah Rodgers, Senior Secretary, College of Agricultural and Life Sciences
Increased Efficiency and Saved College Over $700 Annually

Ped-I-Care Management and Executive Team, Department of Pediatrics, College of Medicine
Saved the State of Florida $70,000,000 in 11 years
Team Members: Nancy Giunta, John Nackashi, Kati Breton, Jennifer Barry, Marc Grasley, Leslie Herndon, Heidi Saliba

Kati Breton, Assistant Director for Network and Contracting, Pediatric Integrated Care
(Ped-I-Care), College of Medicine
Saved the State of Florida $57,800 per Year

Brian Stanton, Program Assistant, Department of Aging and Geriatric Research,
College of Medicine
Saved UF Money for Unused Charges

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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