I am pleased to announce that we will begin to accept nominations for the 2020 District Staff Excellence Awards on Wednesday, July 1st. I invite you to take a few moments to nominate a peer who deserves to be recognized.
The Staff Excellence Award program highlights staff who exemplify the university’s four major strategic goals:
- Promote student success to transform lives
- Develop and transfer new knowledge
- Engage communities to improve health and quality of life
- Ensure the long-term viability of the university
The program was established to recognize superior service and ongoing contributions by the University of Utah’s full-time staff employees, 0.75 FTE and above. Twenty-four cash awards will be given and eight winners will be chosen from that pool to receive a $3,750 honorarium. The recipients will be recognized during Employee Appreciation Week at the end of September. Following the current campus safety/social distancing guidelines of the university, the celebratory event will be postponed until the Spring 2021 semester. At this event, all winners will be recognized by myself and President Ruth V. Watkins.
The University of Utah is a world-class research and teaching institution built on a legacy of innovation, collaboration, community engagement and service. The U fosters student success by preparing students from diverse backgrounds for lives of impact as leaders and citizens and our staff are imperative to accomplishing these goals.
To nominate someone, click here.
Jeff C. Herring, J.D., MBA, SPHR
Chief Human Resources Officer
University of Utah