USAG Yongsan-Casey, Republic of Korea [January 6, 2022] – Han, Ki-Su, the Camp Casey Self-Help store manager, has supplied the shelves of three Self-Help stores with Paint brushes and supplies, potted plants and tools over the years. He was nominated five times before winning the U.S. Forces Korea’s Korean National Customer Service Employee of the Year.
With more than 30 years of service at Camps Stanley, Red Cloud and Casey, he said he stays because it’s all about helping the community.
“I like working with customers,” he said. “It’s a great honor to be selected as a civilian of the year. I realize that working hard and doing my best has its rewards.”
Han stocks more than 200 units, items valued at more than 330 thousand dollars with zero discrepancies and 100 percent accountability, said the award citation.
Units and community members may sign out equipment to perform maintenance around their offices and barracks spaces. Han provides service with a smile.
“Each award package was evaluated by panelists, a 0-6 or GS-15 from each of the components and tenant activities,” said Shavona Wright, USFK’s Human Resources Advisor and Civilian of the Year program manager. “This year, we had supervisors who saw the impact and the importance of their employee’s contributions and wrote it up.”
Additionally, the nomination form had six categories, Wright said, “We checked for pending EEO violations and/or disciplinary investigations. Major Support Commands were asked to submit packets from local competitions or to submit their local board winners. Each packet was individually scored and judged.”
This year there were 66 submissions, and those U.S. and Korean-National personnel were reviewed by the board for consideration. There were 19 winners.” Wright said. “Kudos to those supervisors for taking the time to submit and recognize their employees.”