January 2020 News

2019 UC Staff Excellence Award

Congratulations to Joe Allen, Debbie Hausman, and Sigmund Maley of Utilities for each being one of just one hundred individuals to be nominated for a 2019 UC Staff Excellence Award.  Each of these individuals are extremely deserving of this distinctive recognition.

Congratulations to Sigmund Maley, who received a 2019 Staff Excellence Award at a ceremony in early December.  Sigmund was presented his award by President Pinto, Bob Ambach, Senior Vice President for. Administration & Finance, and Dr. Kristi Nelson, Senior Vice Provost for Academic Affairs.

Utilities Bearcat Award

Utilities unveiled its “Bearcat” Award following the annual Christmas lunch on December 19th.  Three Utility employees were recognized for their contributions to Utilities, Facilities Management, and the University of Cincinnati.  Sigmund Maley, Debbie Hausman, and Joe Allen were each awarded the initial Utilities Bearcat Award for 2019.  Congratulations to these individuals on this recognition.

This award will be presented annually to the Utility employee

Utilities Bearcat Award Winners. Pictured from left to right: Sigmund Maley, Debbie Hausman, and Joe Allen

Utilities Personnel

Utilities welcomes two new Stationary Engineer Apprentices.  Nick Meyer started with Utilities at the East Utility Plant, and Chris Neale at the Central Utility Plant.

Additionally, Dani Kastor and Alex Rodriques begin work terms as Utilities Co-Ops.

Safety Committee

The first meeting of the newly formed Utilities Safety Committee is scheduled for mid- January.  The Safety Committee has been established to help insure a safe environment exists for the Utility and Campus Community.  The Safety Committee will address safety issues and risks by recommending corrective actions and interventions.

The ultimate goal of this group is to bring all employees together to achieve and maintain a safe, healthful workplace.  This is accomplished by eliminating workplace injuries and illnesses by involving all employees in the identification and elimination of hazards.

Members of this committee include:

  • Andy Beimesche
  • Jeff Finan
  • Joe Allen
  • Mike Costello
  • Mike Hofmann
  • Ryan Dunagen
  • Tony Klousis
  • Tracey Quintanilla