Yale Mail Service & TR&S Staff Receive Group #outofthebluethanks!

December 15, 2014

The hard working men and women of TR&S (Transportation, Receiving and Storage) and Yale Mail Service were recently treated to a pizza lunch and surprised with gifts and accolades for a team #outofthebluethanks.

The hard working men and women of TR&S (Transportation, Receiving and Storage) and Yale Mail Service were recently treated to a pizza lunch and surprised with gifts and accolades for a team #outofthebluethanks.  This close knit group of folks, who spend their days delivering mail and courier packages, moving furniture and even people, were all thanked for their tireless service.   Don Relihan Director of Support Services was there to thank everyone for their outstanding service to the university and pass out special #outoftheblue bottles.  During a short speech he talked about how their work which happens daily sometimes goes unnoticed and he wanted to thank them all personally.  Many of the individuals who work in these two divisions have been at the University for 20 to 30 years.  Everyone enjoyed some delicious pizza and talk of the old days.  Recently Mail Service Manager Mike Madera wrote a piece on the History of Mail Service at Yale which garnered many compliments.  This group was truly surprised and appreciative of the kind words and afterward got up to get back on the road servicing the Yale Community!

Yale Administration has implemented a new program to engage and thank staff members. This new program called #outofthebluethanks was launched in July and since that time we’ve recognized 40 individuals for their outstanding service. These mini-ceremonies are preceded by a letter or phone call complementing a staff member for a job well done.

In above photograph back row, from left to right, are John Ghiroli, Gerald Apuzzo, Michael Sylvestrini, Sean McKelvey, Mike Madera, John Martin, Donald Greene, Marcus Bland, Bob Scott, Lynette Holloway, Lynne Beauchemin, Don Relihan.  Front row:  Dave House, Janice Sullivan, Michelle Ahmad and William Perry.

Not shown:  Margaret Nelson, Karen Young, George Rosello, Cielo Lizasuain, Craig Green and Shirley Brockington.

Congratulations to all; keep up the great work!