Linda McGuckin Named NOAA Employee of the Month

2015_McGuckin-1NSSL Administrative Assistant Linda McGuckin was named NOAA Employee of the Month for December 2015. She is one of two individuals selected for the honor by VADM Michael S. Devany, NOAA Deputy Under Secretary for Operations.

In September 2014, Linda volunteered to serve as temporary property custodian when the previous property manager retired. She went above and beyond the call of duty, not only sustaining property management activities at NSSL, but improving their overall quality and efficiency. Under her leadership, the inventory team met all deadlines with an exceptionally high inventory accuracy rate of 99.9 percent.

Additionally, Linda supported the Plains Elevated Convection At Night project. This multi-agency scientific field experiment involved numerous mobile scientific instruments (many belonging to NSSL) and included foreign-national personnel working with government equipment and technology. Linda documented property and personnel returning from PECAN. She filed complex travel vouchers for participants in both PECAN and NOAA’s Hazardous Weather Testbed. She accommodated an unusually large number of equipment procurement requests, reconciled accounts associated with NSSL divisions and field experiments, and received, inventoried, and delivered new equipment. Linda’s invaluable contributions bolstered the success of the projects with which she was involved.

“This recognition was unquestionably deserved, and we are all indebted to Linda for her outstanding service in a time of dire need,”said NSSL Director Steve Koch. “She exemplifies the meaning of being a team member and serving where there is a need.”

Congratulations to Linda and thank you for all of your hard work!