Employee of the Month

George Mason University Facilities staff: – ———————————————using this for the purpose of indentation

Facilities Employee of the Month
February 2021


Building Construction Inspector
Facilities Project Management and Construction

To: Nancy Pickens, Director of Project Management
From: Bill Miller
Subject: Commendation, Mike Cross
Date: August 20, 2020


I would like to propose recognizing Mike Cross and commending him for his continued good work as project inspector for the University. 

As a seasoned veteran and valued member of the Facilities inspection team, Mike distinguishes himself by reacting immediately to challenging tasks and by helping others outside of his assigned duties.  For example, Mike volunteered to cover electrical inspections for the 241,000 GSF, $82M+ Horizon Hall project; a daunting mission.  Just recently, on a DKH lab project, Mike quickly helped the project team with a mechanical exhaust issue by energetically tracing it through the building, then comparing the as-built conditions to the Record drawings and to the new design plans. When questions arise, Mike is quick to pick up a code book and articulate his interpretations in a concise and effective manner. 

Mike’s willingness and diligence to support the success of others is one of his more noteworthy qualities.  For instance, as if on-call, he helps the permit office by performing electrical plan reviews for our more complex systems. There are many such examples of his helpfulness which regularly benefits our Facilities staff and our projects. 

In further describing Mike’s performance, other words come to mind such as RESPECTFUL, THOROUGH, ENTHUSIASTIC, COLLABORATIVE, EQUITABLE, RESOLUTE, and he can be PERSISTENT (…when necessary!).  It would be befitting to acknowledge Mike’s efforts in some public manor and reward him for the valuable work he performs by routinely going above and beyond.