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The Facilities Services Department currently maintains two employee recognition programs: Employee of the Month and the Exceptional Team Award. You can find out more information about each of these programs and the recipients under the headings below.

Employee of the Month

March 2020 Recipient: Steve Costner

Congratulations to Utilities Services’ Steve Costner as ee receives the honor of being named March 2020’s Employee of the Month! Steve works as a Sr Control Specialist in Air Conditioning Services, and he’s served the University for nearly 34 years. Steve is hard-working and is praised for all he does behind the scenes. We are grateful for his wealth of knowledge and his Volunteer spirit. Congrats, Steve!

All of our Employee of the Month recipients can be found on the Facilities Services Facebook Page. You can submit your nomination for employee of the month by using the online form or downloadable PDF.

Exceptional Team Award

February 2020 Recipient:

Jan 2020 Exceptional Team

Meet February’s Exceptional Team. This crew from Building Services, Zone Maintenance and Plumbing Services stepped into swift action when part of the UT Conference Center experienced flooding issues back on January 7.

Building Services worked to fight the rising water until a host from Utilities and Zone Maintenance could get the drains to flow. This crew worked through lunch until the water was under control making trip after trip to empty hoppers full of water. Their quick action is a reflection of their value to #UTFacilitiesServices, not to mention the costs their quick response spared. Join us in thanking them for their service and congratulating them on receiving this well-deserved honor!

The Exceptional Team Award is presented to a Facilities Services team whose performance has extended beyond expectations and has demonstrated an exceptional commitment to help achieve the University’s mission.

A team can be designated as a particular subunit or unit, portion of a subunit/unit, or a combination of employees from a number of subunits/units.

Anyone can nominate a Facilities Services Exceptional Team. You can submit your nomination for Exceptional Team by using the online form or https://fs.utk.edu/wp-content/uploads/2018/06/exceptionalform.pdf.

All of our Exceptional Team Award recipients can be found on the Facilities Services Facebook Page.