Staff Excellence Award Nomination

In the boxes below, please indicate why you think this staff member should receive the Staff Excellence Award. Your nomination must address criteria A and B outlined below. Criteria 1-3 are optional. When possible, please include personal stories of how the individual demonstrates the noted characteristic. Responses to each section should be no more than two paragraphs.

A. Demonstrates integrity/excellence in overall work performance

For example:

  • Focuses and works diligently to help complete critical work projects
  • Demonstrates extensive knowledge and competence in a wide array of work-related topics
  • Uses knowledge and expertise to quickly troubleshoot/solve problems
  • Communicates effectively and timely
  • Prioritizes a large workload in an effective and timely fashion
  • Completes tasks with little description, direction, or supervision
  • Exhibits a high degree of professionalism
  • Performs duties above and beyond what is normally expected
  • Completes tasks thoroughly and thoughtfully creates a quality product (accuracy, content, appearance)
  • Demonstrates initiative
When possible, please include personal stories to support your statements

B. Promotes positive morale by displaying a friendly, respectful, and supportive attitude when providing service to others

For example:

  • Interacts with others in a positive, enthusiastic, and cheerful manner
  • Treats co-workers, supervisors, faculty, students, clients, and community with respect
  • Remains calm and assured in stressful situations
  • Helps others through stressful situations
  • Acts as a team player and encourages team work in others
  • Appreciates/values others time and effort
  • Integrates a sense of humor
  • Creates a positive atmosphere or feeling in others
When possible, please include personal stories to support your statements.

1. Puts forth an effort to improve self as well as to develop and recognize others

For Example:

  • Takes the initiative to improve individual skills and knowledge
  • Acts as a mentor for others by providing advice, guidance, feedback, and encouragement
  • Accepts and acts upon constructive criticism.
  • Quality control
  • Seeks as a positive role model for others
  • Recognizes others' special events/accomplishments, either publicly or privately
When possible, please include personal stories to support your statements.

2. Exhibits initiative and creativity resulting in improved operating efficiency of the department/College

For example:

  • Suggests and/or develops new work methods that increase productivity, save time, and money
  • Reorganizes work to increase effectiveness
  • Eliminates unnecessary steps or actions for delivering services
  • Identifies and addresses work problems and helps to resolve them
When possible, please include personal stories to support your statements.

3. Enhances the image of the department/College

For example:

  • Serves on College-related committees that promote the department/college and its faculty, students, clients and community
  • Works with groups outside the department/college to promote the welfare of staff, faculty, and students/clients
  • Performs work that brings attention and distinction to the department/college
  • Develops processes or programs that are successfully imitated by other departments/college
  • Conducts self in a manner which represents the College in a favorable light
When possible, please include personal stories to support your statements.