Jairus Stroupe from Project Operations is the Memphis District Employee of the Month for November. District Commander Col. Zachary Miller presented Stroupe with a special certificate and an on-the-spot cash award Dec. 3, for his outstanding job performance.
In reading his certificate, one might think there isn’t anything Stroupe can’t do; that’s probably why he’s known as the ‘go-to-guy’ for all things pumping-plant oriented.
Stroupe’s certificate reads in part, “Jairus was instrumental in moving the Graham Burke Engine Rebuild project forward as quickly as possible, and is also working to ensure similar success with the Huxtable Gear Box Repairs. It should be noted that it is no small task coordinating these efforts miles away from the actual facilities.”
Stroupe was also responsible for coordinating a Graham Burke site visit for Col. Miller, co-presenting and leading an extensive tour for representatives from the Japanese Association for Pump System Engineering, and also somehow found time to conduct two Cotton Council tours of the W.G. Huxtable Pumping Plant.
This is the second Employee of the Month recognition since the program was suspended several years ago. Here’s a rundown on the nomination and selection process.
Any employee can nominate someone for Employee of the Month. Send the nomination to the Deputy Commander, Lt. Col. Molica. The nomination will consist of the employee's name, section, and blurb (generally a paragraph write-up of 4-5 sentences) on their significant accomplishment, that merits the award.
This applies to every employee in the District, regardless of location, grade, or anything else. The intent is that the time span for this award is for the previous month’s performance, but the nomination can include up to two to three months from the current month.
Selection Process: The senior chiefs, consisting of the Deputy District Engineer, Deputy Commander, Division Chiefs for Operations, Engineering & Construction, Resource Management, Contracting, and Office of Counsel (7 voting members), will rank order all candidates.
The overall highest ranked candidate will be nominated to the commander; however, the commander will make the final decision on the winner. If you have any questions, please contact Lt. Col. Molica directly.