JK – EOQ (4) 2022
February 28, 2023
On February 1st, Janice Kuhn was selected and presented as one of the Employees of the 4th Quarter at the Board of Directors meeting. Here are some significant examples of how Janice earned her employee of the quarter award.
- Janice recently stepped in to fulfill essential director duties twice during an extended medical leave of two months total, including meetings, day-to-day staff supervision, special projects, and agency representation among stakeholders and the community. The role involved significant extra hours and responsibilities in addition to her regular duties, and Janice did an excellent job without complaint.
- She played an integral role in the Omnitrans’ successful hosting of the 2022 California Transit Association Conference
- Janice’s ongoing oversight of the Bus Book project has resulted in a 70+% print reduction as of the most recent Bus Book, reducing agency costs and furthering its goals to reduce customer dependence on print materials.
- ed several promotional and informational video projects in the past several months, including staff, vehicle, and vendor coordination, meals, location scouting, permissions, content creation, and multiple-day site management. These projects resulted in a number of 12-hr. work days, and are key to Omnitrans’ growing digital marketing strategy and communications efforts.
Below are questions we asked each winner and we hope you learn more about our awesome employees!
How long have you worked at Omnitrans? 18 years.
What did you do before coming to Omnitrans? I worked for The Sun newspaper in the consumer marketing dept. My job involved creating educational programs, using the newspaper. I also was part of the team that created reader contests designed to boost readership. We gave away fun things like cars, cruises, and trips. One year I oversaw coordinating the giveaway of a 1963 Pontiac GTO during the Route 66 Rendezvous. It was an interesting job!
What do you like best about working for Omnitrans? The variety of challenges on a day-to-day basis. There is the creative part where I get to write articles and produce short videos and that is fun. I feel that our department is much like a mini ad agency in that produces a wide variety of advertising and promotional products to market our services. I also enjoy being involved in the community that I grew up in-San Bernardino.
What is your most memorable moment on the job? The launch of the sbX service. It was years in the making, and it seemed like every department came together to make sure that the first day of service was a success. I remember mechanics, office folks, and management riding the coaches and at the stations to greet customers and troubleshoot any issues that came up. You could feel the pride in the agency, and the hopefulness for the future.
What are your most notable accomplishments? I enjoy shooting photos of both our employees and our customers. I consider it a privilege that people allow me to take their photos, and I try to do the best I can to capture the feeling or essence of the situation at the time. When I walk around the agency and see our canvas photos, I am reminded of what fun, innovative people we have. And yes, new canvas photos are coming soon!
Do you have any hobbies when you’re not working? I attend Toastmasters, (the speaking group), which doesn’t sound fun, but actually is. I enjoy riding my bike at the local beaches. I also like to read