Peggy Plavajka honored as 2020 CBU Employee of the Year
Riverside, Calif. (May 22, 2020) -- Peggy Plavajka, senior lead payroll technician in the accounting department at California Baptist University, has been named 2020 CBU Employee of the Year.
Plavajka was nominated by her supervisor and named CBU employee of the month for April 2020. She subsequently was chosen as Employee of the Year by CBU’s Executive Council, which selects the Employee of the Year recipient from among staff members chosen as employee of the month during the academic year.
The 2020 Employee of the Year honor recognizes the critical role Plavajka performed as part of a team effort to achieve a mandated transition to compensate adjunct faculty on an hourly basis instead of paying them per course. The change required a complex calculation of hourly rates differentiated by course type, program type, and educational background.
In less than three weeks, Plavajka and the team completely shifted the payroll process for adjuncts, who typically number some 400 per semester at CBU.
Plavajka, hired at CBU in October 2004, has served in a series of positions in the university’s Finance and Administration Division: student accounts counselor, senior student accounts counselor, payroll technician, and lead payroll technician. She was promoted to her current position in July 2017.