The Employee Recognition Committee of Staff Senate would like to congratulate the University Mailroom for the May 2004 Department of the Month award.
The University Mailroom is staffed by Dick Warnke and Steve Slominski, who provide a friendly and professional atmosphere while serving members of the campus community.
The University Mailroom is responsible for handling all inbound and outbound mail for the campus community. The primary mission of the University Mailroom is to provide an avenue for the administration, faculty, staff and students to receive and distribute mail. The University Mailroom is the collection and delivery service for departments for external and internal mail. Inbound letter-sized mail is distributed daily to University departments, along with some residual student mail not delivered directly to the residence halls. The University Mailroom is also the facilitator for the many mailings sent to prospective students who request information from Financial Aid, Residential and Greek Life, Admissions and academic departments.
The University Mailroom processes all classes of United States Postal Service (USPS) mail, including: First-Class, Priority, Second-Class, Standard Rate, Library Rate, International Mail and all other USPS special services. Being a USPS contract station, University employees and students may purchase stamps, mail letters and packages, and send registered, certified and insured mail at the University Mailroom. This service is especially important to the international students on campus.
When mail comes in addressed to just a name at the university, with no departmental or office designation listed, Dick and Steve go the extra mile, doing the necessary research to locate the individual for whom the mail is intended.
On a daily basis, Dick and Steve routinely handle approximately 3,000 pieces of mail, incoming and outgoing. Each December, when other campus offices are closed during the break between semesters, Dick and Steve continue to come to campus to sort mail so that when faculty, staff and students return to the campus after break, there is no delay in getting their mail.
Staff Senate recognizes the University Mailroom for the valuable services they provide to faculty, staff, students and administrators, and designates the University Mailroom the May Department of the Month.