Human Resources

Employee Recognition

The Outstanding Service award is an opportunity to recognize those employees whose outstanding performance contributes to or enhances the mission of the University and helps create a more positive environment for students and fellow employees.


Candidates for an award can be nominated by any employee or student by filling out a nomination form for submission to the Office of Human Resources. Nominations will be presented to the Awards Committee consisting of three (3) representatives from both administration and staff.


  1. Regularly scheduled to work 20 or more hours per week.
  2. Must have at least one year of service.
  3. Employees with titles of Assistant Dean, Assistant Director, and above would not be eligible for consideration.


  1. Excellence in overall job performance
  2. Outstanding service to students, staff and visitors
  3. Leadership on the job
  4. Customer focus
  5. Quality/Quantity of work over a period of time (special project)
  6. Cost effectiveness – making suggestions that save time/money
  7. Initiative and/or creativity in performing assigned duties


  1. Nominations for Outstanding Service Awards can be made by Vice Presidents, Administrators, Staff, Faculty and Students.
  2. Nominations must be made in writing utilizing the “Outstanding Service Award “nomination form (online version below).
  3. Forms must be submitted to the Office of Human Resources no later than the 1st day of each month for consideration for the following month’s award.
  4. Once a nomination is received the Supervisor/Department Head of nominated employee will be sent a comment form.  This form must be completed and returned to Human Resources.
  5. The Office of Human Resources will submit completed nominations to the Awards Committee.
  6. Nominations will remain active for one year from the date of submission.

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