Dear CHSS Community,
We are very excited to introduce our College’s first Staff Recognition program and encourage your participation! The purpose of the Circle of Excellence Award Program is to honor staff and celebrate their exceptional and unique contributions that are critical to the mission of the College of Health & Social Sciences. The Circle of Excellence Award Committee --- a committee consisting entirely of staff members --- oversees the development, implementation and institutionalization of this recognition award program. It is our belief that honoring staff is the foundation of a supportive and positive workplace.
The Committee will evaluate the merits of each nomination and will make recommendations to the executive leadership of the College. The Committee will ensure recipients are selected in an objective manner based on the content provided in the criteria indicated in the award categories.
The deadline for submitting nominations is April 14th 2017 at 5pm. Additional reminders will go out once a month until due date.
--All Staff members are eligible to be nominated.
--All faculty, staff and MPPs may nominate a staff member.
--Faculty and MPPs are not eligible to be nominated.
*Temporary staff, emergency hires and part-time staff are eligible to be nominated for an award as long as the staff members’ appointment is current on May 4, 2017, which is the date recipients of the awards will be announced.
*Please do not nominate the same employee across all award category. Pick only one category that best suits your nominee.
*Circle of Excellence Committee Members are exempt from being nominated. The committee members are:
--Rebecca M. Sanchez
--Juan Carlos Gonzalez--Cristina Alcantara
*You may separately complete more than one nomination, however each nomination must be for a different award with a different employee (see rule above about nominating the same employee across award categories).
Model CHSS Citizen Award (“Golden Donut”)
*Unique and outstanding contributions which support the advancement of the College’s mission by demonstrating the College’s core values of collaboration, leadership and excellent service.
*For 2017, the Spring Showcase theme will be social justice and showcasing nominees with this theme would be highly desirable for this award.
*“Focuses on the donut, not the hole.”
Bright Idea Award
*Created a new process, procedure or way of thinking to resolve issues or get work done more efficiently.
*Developed a mechanism that positively impacted several functional areas which alleviated the work load of other employees, allowing them to focus on other essential duties.
*Developed a solution that breaks down boundaries and builds bridges.
Behind the Scenes Wonder
*Quality work done behind the scenes that contribute to the success of programs, projects or operations.
*Essential contributions that resulted in achieving the goals of the program, project or operations.
*Despite unexpected challenges and limited resources, quality work was produced with a positive and willing attitude.
Your Name (Nominated by):
which you are nominating this individual (only one category per nomination