Excellence Awards

The purpose of the Staff Excellence Awards program is to acknowledge and celebrate outstanding achievements and meritorious service. Up to six staff members will be honored this year and presented with the award at the annual Staff Convocation in fall. Each recipient receives $500* (NOTE: career CX unit employees are the only represented employees eligible to receive the cash award at this time) and a crystal award. A perpetual plaque with the names of the award recipients is prominently displayed on campus.

NEW for 2017, Staff Assembly has added a “Manager” Staff Excellence Award Category. Staff Assembly will award one staff manager from eligible nominations received. Eligible nominations for the manager award must have a current manager payroll title (Career Tracks Manager classification), and must have been in the manager classification a minimum of one year. SMG managers are not eligible for nomination. See Eligibility Requirements.

The Staff Excellence Awards will be awarded to one individual nominated in each of the following six categories. Individuals may be nominated to more than one category of award, but no one person may win more than one award in the same year. 

Staff Excellence Award Categories

  • Outstanding Customer Service and Job Performance
  • Creativity
  • Teamwork
  • Organizational/ Leadership Abilities
  • Community Involvement and Public Service
  • Manager

* subject to tax


2017 Nomination Period is Now Open

To submit a Staff Excellence Award nomination, please review the Staff Excellence Awards Guidelines before completing and submitting the nomination form. Both the SEA Nomination Form and the SEA Endorsement Form must be completed and submitted electronically by the April 13 deadline for the nomination to be valid. Review guidelines before submitting nominations. All nominations must be submitted using the online form. If you have any questions about or need assistance with the online form, contact David Ellington OR Jennifer Angel