Spark Stories at Facilities Management

SPARK Stories

The SPARK program is designed to support a culture that upholds and reflects the core values that define CSU Facilities Management.Spark recipient exchanging SPARK card for a gift card and two Employee Recognition Committee volunteers

WE ARE; EXPERTS, CARING, GOOD STEWARDS, PROGRESSIVE, COLLABORATIVE

The following FM employees recently received SPARK awards for demonstrating these values. The Engagament and Recognition Committee likes sharing these stories because they make us smile and we hope they will make you smile too. More importantly, we recognize that FM employees enact these core values on a daily basis in both small and grand actions. Often a SPARK action is demonstrated in consistently executing routine duties and responsibilities in exemplary fashion. Other times a SPARK action may occur through an above and beyond moment. SPARK encompasses a range of activities in various settings and roles across the university. It manifests regularly among FM employees, and this is one way to acknowledge that fact. We update these stories monthly, so check back next month for more examples of our employees shining through with their best selves. Also look for the stories and more SPARK info posted on the bulletin board in the north entrance of Facilities Management North.

What's a SPARK award and how do you get one? Read more about the SPARK program and how it works here.

The SPARK in-person gift card exchange has been on hold since mid-March due to COVID-19. Beginning May 1 we have a new provisional process for exchanging SPARK for gift cards.

  • Supervisors will be given a spreadsheet, with each SPARK card given to an employee recorded in the spreadsheet. Supervisors coordinate with their employees and enter the desired gift card.
  • When a supervisor is ready, they will email the spreadsheet to Christina Miller, who will issue the appropriate gift cards. Each gift card will have an employee’s name on it, and they will be placed in an envelope. Christina will contact the supervisor to pick up the gift cards. Supervisors must give the redeemed SPARK cards to Christina when picking up gift cards. Christina will stamp the SPARK cards “Expired” and then give the corresponding gift cards to the supervisor. If an employee wants to keep a SPARK card as a memento, the supervisor can take it back with the “Expired” stamp.
  • Gift cards are plastic, and we recommend disinfecting each card upon receipt.

August 2020

Abbi Zablocki - Expert, Caring, Good Steward, Progressive, Collaborative

Abbi was willing to change her schedule to pick up some of her colleagues work when half of her team was out

 

Abbi Zablocki - Expert, Caring, Good Steward

Abbi picked up work of working teammates and ensured all necessary task were completed when 3 people on the team called out.

 

Alfredo Alcon Jr. - Expert, Caring, Good Steward, Collaborative

Alfredo did an outstanding job all summer showing a great deal of flexibility and adaptability in all aspects of this job. He was always willing to go where he was needed and do his usual outstanding job.

 

Bryan Journey - Expert, Caring, Collaborative

For working hard to get all our work done when we had 3 people call out.

 

Casey Kennedy - Caring, Collaborative

Picking up extra tasks in Behavioral Sciences building while other crew were sent to help staff Moby arena.

 

Charles Schwarz - Expert, Caring, Progressive,

Charles has helped keep IPF clean and safe for our customers. He has been a huge help to fight against the spread of Covid-19.

 

Charles Schwarz - Caring, Good Steward

Charles was able to show that he has stepped up to the challenge of new tasks and a focus on daily disinfecting. I appreciate that he shows he cares about our customers and everyone's health and safety.

 

CJ Entner - Expert, Caring

CJ, is often challenged with difficult tasks involving motor replacements and often not finding original parts then requiring expertise and experience with these system to fabricate/modify equipment to keep many of our mechanical systems running.

 

Clayton Morgan - Collaborative

Moving furniture for the university. Thank you for helping!

 

Daniel Mahoney - Expert, Progressive, Collaborative

Daniel has been showing a desire to improve his skills at his current position. Daniel has shown leadership in working with the ARDEC crew. He has been willing to take the lead and show that he is capable of running an area.

 

Denise Preuit - Caring, Progressive, Collaborative

Volunteering to move chairs around the campus.

 

Dillon Wayman - Expert, Caring, Collaborative

Dillon was very helpful in accommodating us while our laundry machine was down. He was flexible and understanding when we had to add to his workload and surely disrupted his daily routine. Thank you Dillon!

 

Duane Rhoades - Expert, Collaborative

For working long hours and overtime to make sure that our customers are taken care of and the jobs get completed on time.  For coming in on Sundays for 13 hours to splice cut pipes and wires at VTH to ensure Oncology would be up and running by Monday morning.  For working nights all week and still be willing to come in on Saturdays to try and tie up loose ends. For working overtime through the pandemic.

 

Edward Dunbar - Expert, Caring, Good Steward, Progressive, Collaborative

Edward was given the task of taking the responsibility of a new building for us this summer - the Gifford building. They were tasked with learning the building and creating an effective and efficient workflow to make sure the building was well taken care of while in our temporary care. He did a fantastic job with the responsibility, and really tried to make the building "his own".

 

Gib Morgan - Expert, Caring, Good Steward, Progressive, Collaborative

Gib was given the task of taking the responsibility of a new building for us, Chemistry, this summer with Hanna Mae. They were tasked with learning the building and creating an effective and efficient workflow to make sure the building was well taken care of while in our temporary care. They did a fantastic job with the larger share of responsibility.

 

Hanna Mae Alcon - Expert, Caring, Good Steward, Progressive, Collaborative

Hanna Mae was given the task of taking the responsibility of a new building for us, Chemistry, this summer with Gib. They were tasked with learning the building and creating an effective and efficient workflow to make sure the building was well taken care of while in our temporary care. They did a fantastic job with the larger share of responsibility.

 

Izzy Ter Kuile - Collaborative

Izzy was put in charge of the Hort crew during the absence of her supervisor. She did a great job! Izzy carried out the plans and made sure everyone what they needed to succeed.

 

Jessica Julch - Expert, Caring, Good Steward, Progressive, Collaborative

Jessica was willing to change her schedule to pick up some of her colleagues work when half of her team was out.

 

Joy Dean - Caring, Good Steward

Joy showed caring and stewardship for our customers at Moby. She has worked hard to make sure the high-touch surfaces in her areas are being sanitized every day.

 

Larry Duwa - Expert, Collaborative

For working long hours and overtime to make sure that our customers are taken care of and the jobs get completed on time.  For coming in on Sundays for 13 hours to splice cut pipes and wires at VTH to ensure Oncology would be up and running by Monday morning.  For working nights all week and still be willing to come in on Saturdays to try and tie up loose ends. For working overtime through the pandemic. I just want to let them know that appreciate their hard work and that they make my job easy by being professionals.

 

Laurie Everett - Caring, Collaborative

Laurie was kind enough to volunteer to help her supervisor pick up and deliver new trash and recycle bins to Microbiology.

 

Michael Schmid - Caring, Collaborative

Volunteering sent to help staff at Moby arena when they were in need.

 

Mike Gonzales - Expert, Caring, Good Steward, Progressive, Collaborative

Mike has stepped up and taken on additional challenges associated with the GeoTab installations. His skills in sorting out some very tricky installations is unmatched. Mike is a valued employee and we appreciate him always.

 

Paul Christianson - Collaborative

Paul has been very helpful on the ARDEC crew. Recently, Paul has been asked to help prepare an area for opening at ARDEC. An event was planned but then canceled. Paul exhibited a good attitude when news came through that the work he did was not on the deadline that was originally set.

 

Paul Hornbeck - Caring, Collaborative

Paul volunteered to help out at Moby when we particularly understaffed. He came over and did a wonderful job; helping to provide our customers with a clean and safe atmosphere.

 

Petrus Ndaluka - Collaborative

Petrus has helped with many tasks not associated with his area. Petrus has helped the ARDEC crew many times, as well as filled in for employees on leave wherever he is needed. Petrus exhibits a positive attitude when asked to perform new and challenging tasks.

 

Richard Adzgowski - Caring, Collaborative

Richard has helped the Moby morning crew several times when we have staffing needs.  He has sent us people during a fire extinguisher clean-up and just when I am short. He is a real team player and I truly appreciate his assistance.

 

Robert Killian - Expert, Caring, Good Steward, Progressive, Collaborative

Rob has jumped in and helped with several additional duties to help the team function better. Rob is awesome!

 

Robert Sanchez - Expert, Collaborative

For working long hours and overtime to make sure that our customers are taken care of and the jobs get completed on time.  For coming in on Sundays for 13 hours to splice cut pipes and wires at VTH to ensure Oncology would be up and running by Monday morning.  For working nights all week and still be willing to come in on Saturdays to try and tie up loose ends. For working overtime through the pandemic.

 

Susan Glass - Caring, Progressive, Collaborative

This is for going above and helping complete a large task. Susan holds her team to high standards and makes sure to hold herself to those standards as well.

 

Westley Monroy-Scoggins - Expert, Collaborative

Wes has been very helpful working with grounds and OSG in the implementation processes of AiM. He came over to our office and spent a couple hours helping our supervisors find easier and more efficient ways of entering hourly employee time.  Thank you Wes for all the time you have committed to helping us implement AiM and enter so many work orders and phases for all of Facilities operations group! You have been incredibly responsive to our questions and have a great understanding of the AiM system.

 

William Caughron - Caring, Progressive, Collaborative

Covering the work left by his team while they went out to move furniture. Thank you for helping!