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
Paul led the Division of the State Architect (DSA) through monumental changes in technology.
Access Compliance Safety Team, DSA Oakland: Kris Wen, Mark Smith, Janet McFarland, Karlene Gullone, Romella Edgmon
These folks proved teamwork can result in amazing accomplishments.
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
This team volunteered to assist DGS and CAL OES during the July 2018 wildfires by working long days under stressful conditions.
Russel Syracuse, Office of State Publishing
Russel’s admirable work ethic makes him a valuable asset to the success of the Office of State Publishing.
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
Going above and beyond their regular duties during a consolidation effort provided consistent and cohesive management of parking facilities.
Lorna Brisco, FI$Cal
Lorna’s foresight and expert knowledge prevented errors and system failures before they occurred.
Fannie Lyn Rodriguez, Facilities Management Division
Fannie used first aid skills to help a stabbing victim on her way to work at the assembly side of the 5th floor annex.