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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

September 2022 Recipient: Steve Bodenheimer, Utilities Services
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

September 2022 Recipients:

The September Exceptional Team Award is presented to the crew from Construction Services who stepped in with creative thinking and quick action when the Veterans Memorial dedication ceremony was in danger of being canceled.

Due to issues with the condition of the marble planned for the monument, the original plan was no longer viable in time for the dedication ceremony. Crews from Construction, Paint & Sign Services stepped in to design and build a wooden base identical to the marble one that will eventually be installed. It was painted to mimic the look of marble, and vinyl lettering was used to look like engraved text.

This was a huge undertaking, and it wouldn’t have been possible without the dedication and expertise of those involved.

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.