The Prudential Productivity Awards, an annual event honoring state government employees throughout Florida, has announced its winners for 2015, including the following individual and teams from the University of Florida.
This year’s competition attracted more than 500 nominations for innovation and productivity improvements. Over the past 26 years, award winners have produced more than $9 billion in cost savings/avoidance or efficiency gains for Florida taxpayers and businesses.
The individuals and team awardees from UF identified as 2015 winners are:
Greenhouse Heater Installation Team, Institute of Food & Agricultural Sciences (IFAS) Facilities Planning & Operations
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
Congratulations to this year’s winners!