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Jeanette Forster Named Employee of the Month for July 2017

August 30, 2017

Congratulations to Jeanette Forster, Human Resources Department, on being named KU Employee of the Month for July 2017.

Congratulations to Jeanette Forster, Human Resources Department, on being named KU Employee of the Month for July 2017. 

Jeanette's nomination by the Athletics Department reads like this:  

"We work with Jeanette on all of our searches for coaches; whether they are a head coach or assistant coach; whether full-time, part-time or volunteer. We have many categories. While the process may seem cumbersome, Jeanette has a way of being sure we don't miss a step. She will keep us on our toes. Most importantly, and the main reason this nomination is being submitted is because Jeanette will always go the extra mile.

There have been many times we have needed things "yesterday," and Jeanette will get it done. This past spring and into the summer has been a fine example of that. Just in our department this spring, she helped us with two emergency hires for full-time assistants; three searches for full-time assistants; seven searches for part-time assistants; one search for a head coach and a search for an assistant to the Athletic Director, which attracted 188 applications. Jeanette oversees all of this flawlessly, even with people breathing down her neck, who want it "yesterday." As said, she "gets it done."

Jeanette also ensures that the background check process is administered properly for all hires on campus, including summer student hires for camps. The numbers for those can be quite overwhelming. And she does this for every one of our departments with an ever present smile on her face, or at the end of an email.

Thank you, Jeanette."   Nominations are collected from students, faculty and staff, and the Employee of the Month is selected by the Human Resources Advisory Council.  A winner will be selected each month and out of the 12 monthly winners one will be selected as Employee of the Year.  The Employee of the Month will receive a plaque, reserved parking and a $100 monetary gift sponsored by President Hawkinson.   For more information on the award or to nominate someone, visit http://www.kutztown.edu/hr