DGS EMPLOYEES HONORED WITH VALUES AWARDS

DGS announced the winners of the 2018 DGS Values Awards! The awards are presented to a small group of employees who were nominated by their peers for demonstrating an especially strong commitment to the department’s core values: Integrity, Accountability, Communication, Excellence, Innovation, and Teamwork.

Paul Rooney, Division of the State Architect

ValuesAwards2018-19

Paul led the Division of the State Architect (DSA) through monumental changes in technology.

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Access Compliance Safety Team, DSA Oakland: Kris Wen, Mark Smith, Janet McFarland, Karlene Gullone, Romella Edgmon

ValuesAwards2018-21

These folks proved teamwork can result in amazing accomplishments.

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DGS Emergency Response Team: Debbie De Anda, Tom Ruelas, Michael Thomas, Trevor Rabena, Marc Larsen, Juan Vasquez, Bill Simonson, Kaitlin Haro, John Medeiros, Leanne Nguyen, Yolanda Tutt, Lillian Jue, Kimberly Hettrick, Vanessa Vaughn, Chue Yang, Diane Leung, Andrew Reel, Chris Groves, Rudy Jimenez, Michael Wong, Tina Larrios, Rita Seale, Stephanie Ross, Stephy Lim, Maria Gamino, Bryan Dugger, Robyn Cole, Rhonda Smith, Kush Kishor, Marisa Truax, Tom Simonin, Willie Orphe, Kim Hunt, Karen Bianchini, Andrea Minning

Emergency Response Team

This team volunteered to assist DGS and CAL OES during the July 2018 wildfires by working long days under stressful conditions.

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Russel Syracuse, Office of State Publishing

Russell Syracuse OSP

Russel’s admirable work ethic makes him a valuable asset to the success of the Office of State Publishing.

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Parking Administration Unit, Office of Fleet and Asset Management: Tasha Wilson, Tasha Brennen, Bakr Marmosh, Scott Connell, Meghan Clark, Anthony Flood, Brian Tedlos, Aaron Thuston

OFAM ValuesAwards2018-13

Going above and beyond their regular duties during a consolidation effort provided consistent and cohesive management of parking facilities.

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Lorna Brisco, FI$Cal

Lorna Brisco FI$Cal ValuesAwards2018-15

Lorna’s foresight and expert knowledge prevented errors and system failures before they occurred.

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Fannie Lyn Rodriguez, Facilities Management Division

Fannie Lyn Rodriguez ValuesAwards2018-7

Fannie used first aid skills to help a stabbing victim on her way to work at the assembly side of the 5th floor annex.

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Written by California Department of General Services

The Department of General Services (DGS) serves as business manager for the state of California. General Services helps to better serve the public by providing a variety of services to state agencies through procurement and acquisition solutions, real estate management and design, environmentally friendly transportation, professional printing, design and web services, and funding for the creation and construction of safe schools. The DGS vision: Excellence in the Business of Government!

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