Cheryl Bressington has been the Assistant Director of Human Resources at UNK for nearly two years. During that period, she has demonstrated a great deal of energy in her job performance and has radiated enthusiasm in service to employees. Cheryl is truly an advocate for UNK's employees. Her notifications about employee benefits are timely and complete, her responses to questions are timely and accurate, and she is willing to help with all projects dealing with employee services. Additionally, Cheryl's support of the Mentoring Task Force of Staff Senate has been very helpful in launching this important project. Her work supports the Human Resources' goal of ensuring that new UNK employees have a positive beginning in their work experiences and that they are provided with an immediate contact on campus. She has also been a strong leader in the University-Wide Benefits Committee as an ex-officio member of that committee. When the issue of providing childcare on campus was raised at several levels, Cheryl's ability to work effectively with people and businesses proved beneficial in gathering accurate information for the project. Her diligent work with committee members and outside groups to provide this service to UNK personnel and students is likely to bear fruit in the future.
Cheryl is an asset to UNK because of her commitment to teamwork. She has devoted many hours of conscientious work to the Public Sector Task Force as UNK's representative to the group. The goal of the Task Force is to provide programs and benefits to public sector employees in Kearney, including those of the City of Kearney, Kearney Public Schools, and Buffalo County. Cheryl's talent for working with others is also evident in her many endeavors to improve the Human Resources training programs. She prepares Power Point demonstrations to make delivery of information easier to follow and provides opportunities for staff to learn more about new procedures.
Much of Cheryl's job is focused on assisting employees with their university benefits. Her extensive knowledge of UNK's benefit package allows her to offer benefit explanations that are concise and clear and to answer questions with confidence. Her ability to impart easy-to-understand information is yet another confirmation of her thorough understanding of her job responsibilties and her desire to perform customer-oriented services. Further, her service on the University-Wide Benefits Committee enables Cheryl to monitor possible benefits that would prove to be most advantageous to UNK's employees.
Because of her dedication to the employees of UNK and because of her superb service on their behalf, the University of Nebraska at Kearney is pleased to name Cheryl Bressington the Employee of the Month for October 2000.