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Richard has once again volunteered to make his now famous créme brulee and Amy Engel has agreed to create a scrumptious masterpiece for auction.
Major Projects Group
UW Tacoma's Russell T. Joy Building: A Historical Review ~Russ Bates
Russell T. Joy came to Tacoma in 1888 and worked as a clerk for the Tacoma Land Company. Like many who puersued the American Dream, he had a vision and worked hard to make a name for himself. In four years, he became secretary and manager of the Excelsior Park Land Company. He Established himself as a builder and real estate developer. In 1892, he commissioned construction of three structures within the Warehouse District, including his namesake, the Russell T. Joy Building.
Employee Development News
An improvement process began a few years ago with the Core Competencies project. By using the CPO competencies resulting from that work, we are now able to move to the next implementation of that project. We directly aligned the evaluations with the CPO competencies and updated all individual job descriptions. Not only will the competencies be recognized in our evaluation process, but individual records will now be streamlined, accessible and maintained in one secure place.
UW/CPO and UW/BPD Working on the Regional Contracting Forum ~Doug Jennings
The UW along with eight other major public agencies will be hosting the region's largest business opportunity outreach and networking event. The Regional Contracting Forum (RCF) has a primary focus on ourreach to Minority and Women Business Enterprises (MWBE) and Disadvantaged Business Enterprises (DBE - a federal designation), but is open to all businesses.
Special Projects Group
SPDT Lessons Learned ~Ashley Kangas
SPDT recently experienced two lessons learned that we wanted to share with CPO. First, Ivan Turner began a temperature/humidity control project based on an earlier predesign. Needless to say, the project is still in predesign phase. John Templin follows that story with a lesson learned on Loew Hall Transformer Replacement bid. I hope that both these stories will cause PMs pause if they find they are going down similar paths in the future.
Recognizing a Stroke ~Patti Bellecy
Sometimes symptoms of a stroke are difficult to identify. Unfortunately, the lack of awareness spells disaster. The stroke victim may suffer severe brain damage when people nearby fail to recognize the symptoms.
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