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OPS Officer Jason Lytle is the WIU Al and Elaine Goldfarb Civil Service Employee of the Month for July.

Lytle Named Employee of the Month at WIU

July 17, 2013


MACOMB, IL – Jason Lytle, a police officer in the Western Illinois University Office of Public Safety (OPS), has been named the Western Illinois University Al and Elaine Goldfarb Civil Service Employee of the Month for July.

Lytle was hired at Western in 2000. Since that time, he has taken on additional duties, including becoming a firearms instructor at OPS.

He was nominated for the Employee of the Month award for his investigation of two theft cases. The first case resulted in seven people being referred to the University's judicial program and a change to a business practice by an outside vendor to prevent future thefts. Lytle also helped recover a letter that was stolen from the sign in front of the Alumni House.

"Jason has shown commitment, enthusiasm and exceptional performance," his nominator said. "He represents OPS in a positive manner."

In August 2010, the Goldfarbs established an endowment to permanently fund the University's Civil Service Employee of the Month award. The Goldfarb endowment is used to fund a $100 award for the recipient of the Civil Service Employee of the Month, as well as a plaque. The WIU Foundation provides a $500 stipend for the Civil Service Employee of the Year.

Western faculty, staff and administrators, as well as community members, wishing to nominate a civil service employee for the monthly recognition should contact Civil Service Employees Council (CSEC) representative Alisha Barnett at aa-Barnett@wiu.edu.

Posted By: WIU News, University Relations
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