Hernandez, McLachlan share June Employee Award

Both employees of month share 'can-do' attitude

6/3/2013 - By: Staff Report
Antoinette McLachlan photo Antoinette "Tiny" McLachlan is one of two June Employees of the Month at the University. She is joined by Robert Hernandez.

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Robert Hernandez and Antoinette "Tiny" McLachlan have been named June's Employees of the Month by the Staff Employees Council.

Hernandez is an IT Professional in Facilities Maintenance Services.

McLachlan is an Administrative Assistant in the Department of Psychology.

"Robert is very often the 'go to' person when the right person for a critical project or assignment is needed," said Denise Baclawski, senior director of Facilities Maintenance Services. "Over the past year Robert contributed to several process improvement projects, participated on at least five faculty and classified recruitment search teams, was called upon to develop standard operating procedures, and even wrote a comprehensive safety plan for an area outside of his direct responsibility."

Baclawski continued, "During off hours he performs as Standby Supervisor, which requires quick, effective decision-making skills and the ability to dispatch appropriate resources during emergency situations. He is a strong supporter of recent changes within the department, demonstrated by his active involvement and constructive contributions. Robert's willingness to serve, his positive and professional manner and his work quality and quantity, make UNR a better place."

According to Jennifer Prager, who has worked with McLachlan for eight years, "Tiny has been one of the best co-workers I can remember working with. She is very dedicated to doing her job well and makes the effort to truly understand the mission of the department and her role in it."

Prager cited a recent comment made by a student about her colleague: "You have always been patient, courteous, and helpful ... no matter how ridiculous we students may be. The world needs more people like you."

Added Prager: "I completely agree with all the comments this student has made. Sometimes it is extremely challenging to keep providing such service when so many changes have happened on our campus that directly affects Tiny's workload. ... But she continues to strive to provide excellent customer service as well as putting forth extra effort and commitment to her ever-changing job duties."


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