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Presidential Staff Achievement Award

The office of human resources assembled a campus-wide committee in December 2012 to explore the development of an award which acknowledges and recognizes the outstanding contribution of individual staff members. This staff award may be given in recognition of an extraordinary recent effort by individuals or for their excellence in performance sustained over a number of years. 

The Presidential Staff Achievement Award is intended to honor staff for excellent performance, similar to the faculty teaching and scholarship awards that are presented by the provost each year.

Eligibility and Nomination Process

Any current staff members (exempt or nonexempt) may be nominated as long as they have been at the University for at least one year at the time of nomination. The committee will select at least one recipient in each employment category (exempt and nonexempt). Prior winners may not be nominated more than once every five (5) years. The recipients must be in “good standing" within their departments.  

Nomination Process

  • The nominator, a member of the UD community (faculty, staff or student), will complete the nomination form.
  • On the nomination form, the nominator will explain his or her endorsement of the nominee by describing the nominee's specific contribution in light of one of the competencies found in the Strategic/Results Dimension included in the Critical Leadership Competencies of a Catholic and Marianist University.
  • The nominator will also cite one of the competencies that characterizes the nominee as found in the Personal Character or People/Interpersonal Dimensions, and give examples. He or she will further explain how the nominee’s actions go above and beyond the expectations of his or her job responsibilities. The total word count for the essay section of the nomination form should not exceed 500 words.
  • The nominator will also identify up to five (5) supporters who will write additional letters of support for the nominee based on the specific achievement cited on the nomination form. The word count for the letters of support should not exceed 500 words.

Selection Criteria

This staff award is given in recognition of a recent, exceptional accomplishment (a specific achievement) or for excellent sustained performance.  

The president will review the recommendations of the award committee and make final selections. 

Award Presentation

The awards will be presented by the president at the spring staff meeting.