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A Huskie you should know: Spotlight on operating staff Featured civil service employee: Ashleen Woods

Woods shares method of doing more with less

Ashleen Woods

Ashleen Woods, Office Support Specialist to the Chair of Nursing, is a master of doing more with less. She tells about techniques in multi-tasking and customer service, and she shares a success story that affects many civil service staff.

“Although primarily I am supposed to support the chair, I do a little of everything (as all secretaries here do). There’s always something new popping up,” Woods said.  MORE

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Thank you operating staff for coming to StaffFest and for helping make StaffFest 2015 so successful! The 50/50 winner, Logan Halstead, Building Services Worker is $176 richer, as is our staff Dependent Scholarship. Thank you to all who donated and congratulations, Logan! Also, see previous years StaffFest photos.

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