Congratulations to the April & May 2016  GEM winners:

Betty Brown from Bryan Fisher – Decommissioning GNL hardware at Arlington Data Center. Betty’s effort was not insignificant and she was not required to do this for GNL. Her efforts are very much appreciated.

Jeanie McJunkins from Barbara Minderhout – Thank you for your resilience. I appreciate how quickly you were able to enter a secondary requisition to Pangea Systems after the first was inadvertently cancelled. You are a true team player. Way to go!

Cherie Moser from Casey Coleman – Thank you for your assistance in finding a solution to our TDCJ mainframe printing problems. You went above and beyond and I can’t thank you enough for your help.

Jack Ingram from Christopher Jenogan – Updating a room full of thin clients from 32bit to 64bit in a limited time window in preparation for the Jennie Sealy go live.

Congratulations to the March 2016 GEM winners

Gerald Puccetti. Nomination submitted by JoAnn Diaz in Medicine Cardiology.  Statement: Very hard working and made my life easier.  Team Player.

Kendall Tarrant.  Nomination submitted by Gerald Puccetti in IS Operations.  Statement: Thanks for taking the lead on updating all the Voalte phones for TDCJ and the Towers.

Jeanie McJunkins. Nomination submitted by Flo McMillian in WB Program.  Statement: This GEM card is for your contribution in helping to teach our communication class. Although Mr. Baines was our actual teacher, our class seemed to be teachers as well. Like they say we must teach by example and it felt like we were all being taught to be the teaching example…… in which we were all learning from each other before the class was over. Therefore, it seems appropriate to send my classmates a GEM card for helping me to learn and develop more communication skills too. Thanks again!

Department Meetings – 2016

We will continue to have the Information Services Department Meetings every two months. Below are the dates and times for the meetings scheduled for 2016. Please note these on your calendar. A calendar invite with the connection details will be sent approximately a month before the meeting.

  • January 27th, 8:30am – 9:30am
  • March 30th, 8:30am – 9:30am
  • May 25th, 8:30am – 9:30am
  • July 27th, 8:30am – 9:30am
  • September 28th, 8:30am – 9:30am

Locations for the meetings will be on the calendar invite, but will include the following:

All conference rooms on 1st floor

4.116 Admin Bldg
5.521 Levin Hall
6.100 Rebecca Sealy

When joining the meeting, please:

  1. Mute your mic. There was quite a bit of background noise that made it difficult for people to hear what Todd was saying.
  2. Join the meeting only once. If you are in a conference room, please do not connect to the meeting from your laptop or other device. We need all available space to ensure everyone that wants to participate is able to do so.
  3. If within walking distance, please participate in one of the conference rooms listed to ensure we have enough availability for all to participate.

Todd will be accepting questions prior to and during the meeting. Please submit your questions via the anonymous feedback form that was published to our blog (IS Watercooler). The link to the feedback form is below.

Thank you,