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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

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

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

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

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