Why Zelda Saeli Raised Her Hand to Serve at a Hotel Site

Zelda Saeli’s career has been mission-driven through and through: to treat all with respect and dignity. Saeli, Labor Relations Specialist for the SFPUC’s Workforce and Economic Programs, plays a vital role in connecting local residents with career building apprenticeship opportunities. “STEM occupations include the trades – an employment sector in which less than 3% of women…

How Kesinee Yip Adapted to a New Normal for Schooling While Working From Home

“My workday dramatically changed when San Francisco’s shelter-in-place order went into effect. In addition to working a full time job at the SFPUC, I’ve taken on an additional role: supporting my children’s brand new remote-learning programs being administered by their schools,” said Kesinee Angkustsiri Yip, SFPUC Deputy Director of the Communications Department. Since March, Yip…

Why Health and Safety Matter to Judith Neidorff, Laura O’Heir and the SFPUC

“Think safety. Work safely” is a motto often repeated by the SFPUC’s Health and Safety Program. Meet Judith Neidorff, an SFPUC Safety Analyst. Normally, she provides safety support to the SFPUC overall and the Wastewater Enterprise by developing programs, training staff, providing guidance, and visiting worksites. Lately, she and her manager Laura O’Heir have turned…

Meet the Unsung Heroes that Help Keep the SFPUC’s Employees Safe

For the SFPUC, the custodial team is a critical part of the SFPUC family. These colleagues have been part of the SFPUC’s employees’ careers, milestones and lives over the years. The custodial team may not necessarily sit at a cubical or work in the field, but they are essential in keeping the SFPUC’s employees safe…