The main event at this year’s VPAF Employee Appreciation Picnic were the Peers Recognizing Other Peers (PROPs) Awards. Employees were asked to nominate their colleagues for five separate categories, each displaying a different facet of excellent performance. UHR had nominees in almost every category, including multiple members in Staff Relations. Christine Hottel, the Staff Relations Leave Coordinator, won the Extra Mile Award for her exemplary customer service and dedication to her job! Christine is responsible for processing and coordinating all staff requests for Family & Medical Leave (FML), as well as the University’s other extended leave benefits. In 2016 alone, she handled almost 350 cases from start to finish. Winners of the awards received a well-deserved ice cream party, courtesy of the UMD Dairy, for themselves and 12 friends. Great job Christine, and everyone else who was nominated!
If any readers are interested in learning more about the paid and unpaid leave benefits offered by the University, attend Christine’s FMLA training, held from 1:00pm-2:30pm on the second Wednesday of every month. Register here!
Last updated: June 29, 2017