Outstanding Staff Award
History - Outstanding Staff Awards have been in existence at the University of Idaho since 1972. They began as an outgrowth of the longevity awards which are given annually to U of I staff who have been employed for 5, 10, 15, 20, 25, 30 etc. in 5 year increments. The Outstanding Staff Awards are designed to honor a non-faculty staff member who is believed to be outstanding by their co-workers and/or supervisors. The goal of the awards effort is to encourage more support and recognition of the staff for their dedication and hard work on behalf of the University of Idaho.
Eligibility - All non-faculty staff members on board appointment who have not received the award during the previous three years are eligible. Members of the Outstanding Staff Awards Subcommittee are not eligible.
The awards are given in the following six categories:
- Senior Leadership
- Non-Faculty Exempt
- Skilled Trades
- Administrative Assistants
Award & Presentation - Each award recipient will receive a cash award and an engraved plaque. One award of $1000 is given for every multiple of 100 staff members in each category listed above. The award will be presented at the 2020 Staff Awards Luncheon - location, date and time to be determined.
Selection - Selection of Outstanding Staff will be made solely on the information provided on the nomination forms or, from nomination letters that address every criterion listed below. Selection will be made by a subcommittee of Staff Council members and past recipients of the award.
Criteria - Each nomination submission must address these four categories:
- Quality of Service
- Exceptional Effort
- Interpersonal Relationships
When considering someone for nomination, you should be familiar with their job description through contact with the nominee and their supervisor. Your submission should address those things that show an exceptional/extraordinary commitment, work ethic or job performance that makes this person truly outstanding.