McCarty named USD employee of month A positive attitude, courtesy toward others and pride in his work have earned Jack McCarty of Wakonda the December Career Service Employee of the Month Award at The University of South Dakota.
McCarty, a custodial worker at USD since 1996, was honored during a ceremony Dec. 7 at the Davidson Building. USD President James W. Abbott presented McCarty with a plaque and a check.
"My favorite part of the job is working with the people."
Robin Lamster and Sally Sannas, facilities management custodial workers, nominated McCarty based on his positive attitude and job performance. "Jack is a pleasure to have around, always jolly and smiling," Lamster and Sannas wrote in their nomination.
"Jack's job is to provide all the other custodians in the academic buildings with supplies, and he does his job exceptionally well. If equipment needs fixing, he brings a spare so we don't have to go without it. We can honestly say we would be lost without him and he certainly deserves this honor as 'USD Employee of the Month'," wrote Lamster and Sannas.
According to his supervisor, McCarty has an outstanding attitude and assists others unselfishly. "Jack just doesn't have any bad points. Jack has an outstanding attitude. He's an extremely loyal, competitive individual, and well liked by everybody. Jack does his job daily without complaints, he's just that kind of guy. We're very fortunate to have an individual of Jack's nature employed here at USD," said John Jordt, grounds maintenance supervisor for Facilities Management.
McCarty, originally of Wakonda, began working at USD in 1996.