Jeanne Bailey Is August Employee of the Month

Posted: August 1, 2002 at 1:00 am, Last Updated: November 30, -0001 at 12:00 am

By Fran Rensbarger

“I enjoy working at George Mason because the university environment allows the opportunity for constant personal and professional growth,” says August Employee of the Month Jeanne Bailey, billing department contract specialist in the Office of Sponsored Programs. She was recently promoted to that position; and her nomination came as a result of her duties as fiscal tech and her responsibilities as a grants specialist for three months. Her current job responsibilities include billing the accounts receivable for the sponsored projects funded by outside entities, preparing federal financial reports, and collecting overdue accounts.

Bailey has been cheerful and pleasant, no matter how rushed or overworked she is, say her co-workers. She continued to offer assistance to departmental administrators, was patient and prompt with responses to questions, never imposed her work on others when she was overloaded, and was willing to do whatever it took to get the job done.

“The training for her new duties was often sporadic due to the extreme number of personnel changes that the Office of Sponsored Programs has been through. But Jeanne persevered and was willing to put in the extra effort and time required in order to become extremely proficient in a short amount of time,” says Barbara Barringer, executive assistant to the dean of the School of Information Technology and Engineering, and Bailey’s team leader at the time.

“She was highly motivated to thoroughly learn all aspects of her assigned job, and in many instances went far beyond what was required of her,” says Melinda Barnhart, assistant director for finance and post award. “She was very generous with her time in helping others, and she is a team player who consistently went beyond job expectations.”

“I came to work at George Mason because I had spent most of my career working in an academic and educational institution environment,” Bailey says. “I find the academic environment is one that allows for a constant learning experience.”

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