Previous Employees of the Quarter
Texas State Library and Archives Commission Employees of the Quarter are nominated by their TSLAC colleagues and are selected by the TSLAC Employee Recognition Committee. Employees of the Quarter are presented with a Certificate of Merit and eight hours administrative leave at the TSLAC Quarterly Awards Ceremony.
Jay Velgos and Ramon C. Noches
Our Employees of the Quarter for the Third Quarter of Fiscal Year 2000
Jay Velgos, Web support and development coordinator, has consistently supported the work of the State Library with his enthusiasm, professionalism and creative talent. Velgos is cited for his participation in redesigning the State Library's Web site. He produced all of the Web graphics needed for the new navigation system, as well as the graphics on the site's home page. His technical and graphic design abilities make him an agencywide asset, and he frequently volunteers to assist other agency efforts, including those in the Public Information Office and in the Archives and Information Services Division. Within the last quarter, in addition to his contributions to the Texas State Library Web site, Velgos also revamped the agency's TexShare Web site, and edited and designed the high-profile "Library of Texas" proposal, a grant which is expected to bring over $20 million to the State Library over the next two years.
Ramon C. Noches, government records consultant, has made a tremendous impact on the records management programs of Texas government agencies since joining the State Library in 1998. Noches' accomplishments include creating a combined index for local records retention schedules for both clients and State Library staff to reference. He also designed a retention schedule template to aid small and rural government agencies in preparing their schedules. Noches is responsible for improvements to agency records management procedures that save both time and money, such as a checklist for consultants to use when reviewing retention schedules and a summary of prominent records management software comparisons. Noches is also cited for his dynamic and entertaining presentation skills. Clients from across the state commend him for his ability to communicate effectively.