Circle of Excellence

Circle of Excellence Logo Elite Operators and MechanicsThis program is for operators and hourly maintenance personnel.  The purpose of the program is to recognize our elite employees.  The elite group will receive a pin to wear on their uniform and be rewarded with other special privileges as described below:

Privileges of membership include:

  • Reserved parking area for the elite employees
  • Plaques with names of all members
  • Photo, bio and testimonial on GRTC’s website
  • Recognition shown on the Electronic Communications System (ECS) electronic monitors throughout the company
  • Photo placed on "Wall of Fame" throughout the company
  • Special “elite” name plate for operator to place on their dashboard
  • Recognition on destination sign of vehicle that operator is operating
  • Lunch with the CEO

Elite Bus Operators

The eligibility criteria for bus operators are:

  • Have perfect attendance for the last year (no lost time)
  • Have not had any preventable accidents in the last two years
  • Have not received any disciplinary actions in the last two years
  • Have not committed any workplace safety violations in the last two years
  • Have not received any valid customer complaints in the last two years
   

Name: Celestine Christian
Job Title: Bus Operator
Start Date: 5/8/1978
Perfect Attendance Since: 7/8/2011
What Her Supervisor Says: "CeeCee's dedication
to safely providing service to our customers
has allowed her to become the first female
Operator to reach the number one seniority
position."  (Isaac Wright)
Other Awards Received: Safety Award

   

Elite Maintenance Personnel

The eligibility criteria for maintenance personnel are:

  • Have perfect attendance for the last two years (no lost time)
  • Have not had any preventable accidents in the last two years
  • Have not received any disciplinary actions in the last two years
  • Have not committed any workplace safety violations in the last two years
  • Employed in maintenance for at least five years
Elite Mechanic Doug Bauserman

Name: Doug Bauserman
Job Title: 1st Class Mechanic
Years Worked: 27 years
Perfect Attendance: 20 years
Other Awards Received: 10x Winner State Bus Roadeo,
ASE Master Transit Bus Technician

Elite Mechanic James Bright

Name: James Bright
Job Title: Painter
Years Worked: 20 years
Perfect Attendance: 19 years

Elite Mechanic John Clements

Name: John Clements
Job Title: Mechanic
Years Worked: 27 years
Perfect Attendance: 9 years
Other Awards Received: Roadeo Winner

Elite Mechanic Anthony Harless

Name: Tony Harless
Job Title: Mechanic
Years Worked: 6.5 years
Perfect Attendance: 5.5 years
Other Awards Received: 2nd Place in Roadeo, Safety Award