Departmental Administrative Units

Psychology Staff Spotlight - Sylvia Macias

Sylvia Macias, Payroll Coordinator, has been selected to receive the Staff Spotlight Award for sustained high performance during her 24 years of service to the Department of Psychology.  She joined UCLA in 1990, first working in Central Payroll and later in the Department of Biomathematics before joining our department.  Sylvia is known for going above and beyond to assist everyone efficiently, thoughtfully, and in a friendly manner. Faculty and staff agree that she is a pleasure to work with.  Sylvia has been described as responsible, adaptable, pleasant, courteous, and consistently helpful to faculty, postdocs, staff, and students alike. While conscientiously protecting the private information of our employees, she also supports a culture of openness and listens and responds to others kindly and respectfully.  She is known for her strong trouble shooting skills, for processing very high volumes of payroll information, and making sure everyone is paid on time and correctly.  She has been a highly valued member of the staff team.  Sadly for us, Sylvia will be retiring in September 2018, and she will be very hard to replace. More information on her retirement will follow.  Congratulations and thank you for your dedicated service, Sylvia!