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.
Michael Shea and Michael Brown
Our Employees of the Quarter for the Third Quarter of Fiscal Year 2005
Michael Shea - Michael Shea joined the agency in January 2004, serving as the Mail Services Technician. In addition to his mail services duties, Michael acts as the backup to the Support Services Coordinator, assisting with property inventories, service requests, and handling facilities issues. Michael has quickly become an expert in the inner workings of the mail services for our agency. If there is, by some chance, a question that he does not know the answer to, he is always happy to research it and find the inquirer the best option for their situation. The most notable thing about Michael is his good nature. He takes the time to get to know the people around him, not only to make sure he meets their work needs but also to relate to them on a personal level, unknowingly making their days a little brighter.
Michael Brown - Michael Brown recently celebrated his third year service award at our last Employee Recognition Ceremony. During his tenure, beginning December 2001, he has served in the position of cataloger. In this capacity, he catalogs Texas Documents for easy retrieval and use. Michael is both talented and efficient in his work. At one time the agency had as many as four catalogers. With budgetary cuts, it has become necessary to reduce staffing to just one full time cataloger, but Michael's excellent work has kept the impact of this to a minimum. He comes in everyday and works hard to serve our agency. In addition, Michael does all of this with a smile on his face and a pleasant attitude. So many people would look at this kind of workload with dismay but Michael looks at it as a challenge, showing, through commitment and spirit, that staff reductions do not have to negatively impact the quality of service provided to our constituents.