Sharon Altman, administrative assistant IV/office manager with the UNLV Division of Educational Outreach (DEO), was named UNLV’s Classified Employee of the Year for 2015 at the Classified Staff Awards Luncheon & Ceremony on June 22. The award recognizes the employee who has exceeded the normal duties of their job. Sharon received a plaque as well as a monetary award.
Sharon exceeds all of the standards for her position on a daily basis. She was nominated because of her extraordinary work ethic, her efficiency in performing job duties, her reliability, willingness to help others, and her positive attitude. When presenting her with the award, Sharon’s supervisor, DEO Operations Manager Rochelle Sanchez, noted Sharon is a highly regarded and respected employee. “Many of the administrative support staff within our division specifically seek her out for guidance and instruction regarding hiring, generating employment contracts, and processing travel,” said Sanchez.
Other reasons cited in the nomination highlighted Sharon’s dedication to her job. Over the course of the last several years DEO has experienced many changes -- management of new grants, organizational restructuring, numerous office relocations, and vacant support staff positions. Each change resulted in an increase to Sharon’s workload. Sharon handled all of these changes and challenges with a positive attitude. She is a reliable person who goes the extra mile to complete her job. While on annual leave Sharon has been known to call the office and check her voicemail and email and respond to urgent requests.
Sharon has worked for the State of Nevada for a little over 20 years, with 15 of those years at UNLV.
Congratulations, Sharon! Thank you for all you do for UNLV and DEO.