Dept. of Aviation Security Communications Supervisors Receive Awards of Merit

Paul Pollard and Krishna Joseph with their awards

During National Public Safety Telecommunicators Week in April, Teamsters Local 700 members Paul Pollard and Krishna Joseph were given awards for their exceptional work as Shift Supervisors of Security Communications at the Department of Aviation. The SSSCC department is part of the Office of Emergency Management and Communications (OEMC), who also gave awards out to employees during their special week.

Paul, who is also a Local 700 steward, was hired more than 25 years ago as part of a group of supervisors to assist in the development of a new communications center. He invested many work hours to help develop initial protocols and procedures that were originally established for a successful beginning of the O’Hare Communications Center (OCC).

Paul’s award states, “The current success of the OCC would not have been possible without the vast contributions and tireless efforts Paul Pollard brings to his position.”

Krishna, who joined the department in 2008, became the Acting Manager at the Midway Communication Center in 2015 and held that position through August of 2017. Krishna’s awards states, “During that time she was the glue that held the Midway International Airport Communications Center together. Her willingness to participate as a team player and leader allows her to have a great rapport with not only her subordinates but also upper management. She performs above and beyond the call of duty on a daily basis.”

Congratulations to both Paul and Krishna on receiving these awards and for a job well done!

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