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.
Eric Carleton and Edward Earle
Our Employees of the Quarter for the Second Quarter of Fiscal Year 2004
Eric Carleton - Eric has been the support services coordinator for approximately six months. Before that, he was property manager. Eric has shown initiative and a sincere commitment to providing the best service to his customers—TSLAC staff. Foremost among his current duties, Eric coordinates the operations of the receiving office, mailroom and print shop. Eric has worked to streamline many of support services’ work processes. Recently, he and Mike Shea, mail technician, revised the internal mail processes to allow for more efficient distribution of agency mail. Eric also led efforts to rearrange the physical work areas of the mailroom and receiving office to increase their responsiveness to TSLAC staff. Eric is one of the primary liaisons between TSLAC and the facilities management staff of the Texas Building and Procurement Commission. He has worked effectively with them and with TSLAC staff to ensure that maintenance issues are resolved both in a timely manner and to the satisfaction of TSLAC staff. In addition, Eric coordinates TSLAC’s safety committee and has taken visible, effective steps toward increasing the safety of staff’s work environments.Eric is known by staff to be ever-courteous, professional, composed, quick to lend assistance and genuinely concerned for his fellow workers. He has earned the respect and appreciation of agency staff and customers.
Edward Earle - Edward Earle is the manager of circulation and machine services for the Talking Book Program. Since assuming this position a few years ago, Edward has made noticeable, highly positive changes to several aspects of the operation. Very early on, as manager, Edward showed his commitment to improving the work environment of the circulation facility. He reorganized shelving ranges to decrease the physical strain put on staff as they shelved book materials. He got a crew to clean the warehouse, particularly focusing on removing the high amounts of dust that had accumulated throughout the facility. These are just some of the steps Edward has taken to improve the physical environment of his staff, and those steps have led to higher staff morale. In addition to his commitment to providing a safe and pleasant work environment, Edward’s aptitude in human resources has resulted in higher levels of staff retention. He helps to foster a teamwork atmosphere by encouraging and facilitating communication among sub-departments of TBP. Edward’s vision, skill, management style, and attention to the needs of his staff have made him an effective leader. His staff respect and appreciate the work he has done in helping to create for them an ideal, challenging work environment.