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Staff Awards|Staff Senate

Staff Senate Annual Awards

Staff Senate formally recognizes deserving staff members with 20 awards each year.  Most of these awards are given at the annual Staff Recognition Day each spring.

In addition to these, Staff Senate accepts nominations for Sponsors and Friends of UW, which are awards intended for supporters of the University of Wyoming. 

Each award has a separate online nomination form that can be found on its web page.  Below is a list of the awards, links to the respective web pages, and when each award is open and closed for nominations.

Nomination Periods

Award

Opens

Closes

Employee of the Quarter Award

$500 cash, tickets to cultural events, and other rewards

This award recognizes a benefited UW Staff for his or her efforts toward excellence in the workplace.

Second quarter open now

September 12, 2014

Employee of the Year Award

Cash reward from UniWyo Credit Union, $2,500 travel voucher from Pepsi, and a Plaque

The purpose and history of this award is to recognize a UW Staff member for his or her efforts towards excellence in the workplace.  Nominees must be current calendar year employees of the quarter.

December 2, 2013

March 3, 2014

E.G. Meyer Family Award

$1000 and a Plaque

This longest-standing staff award on campus honors two current UW staff members (one non-exempt and one exempt) who show initiative, helpfulness, dependability, and a positive and cheerful demeanor.

December 2, 2013

March 3, 2014

Jody K. Humphrey Inspirational Staff Award

$1000 and a Plaque

This award was established in 1995 in memory of long-time Department of Residence Life and Dining Services employee Joleen “Jody” K. Humphrey, and honors current UW Staff members who inspire people to do their best, remain positive under stressful conditions, serve as a positive role model to others, show eagerness toward the job, display a cheerful attitude toward customers, and motivate self and others. 

December 2, 2013

March 3, 2014

Staff Incentive Award

$1000 and a Plaque

This award honors three current, full-time benefited UW staff members who display exemplary incentive in performing their duties.

December 2, 2013

March 3, 2014

Unsung Hero Full & Part Time Award

$1000 and Plaque

This award honors two full-time and two part-time benefited UW staff members who are deserving of recognition for outstanding duties performed.

December 2, 2013

March 3, 2014

Off-Campus Award

$1000 and a Plaque

This award honors two staff members who work off the main UW campus and display an outstanding attitude toward furthering the mission and goals of UW off-campus.

December 2, 2013

March 3, 2014

Pete Simpson Golden Gloves Award

Dated Plaque

This award is founded in honor of outstanding staff/faculty member Pete Simpson and recognizes one current staff Senate member whole shows demonstrable outstanding participation on their Staff Senate committee(s); participation at full Staff Senate meetings; outstanding service for the Staff Senate causes including community projects, and strong representation to constituents.

December 2, 2013

March 3, 2014

Skilled Crafts Award

$1000 and a Plaque

This award honors one current UW staff member who exemplifies outstanding work ethic and a positive attitude in the Physical Plant Trades at UW. 

December 2, 2013

March 3, 2014

Skilled Services/Maintenance Award

$1000 and a Plaque

This award honors one current UW staff member who exemplifies outstanding work ethic and a positive attitude in Custodial, Maintenance, or Technician services.

December 2, 2013

March 3, 2014

Friends of UW Award

Certificate of Appreciation

This award is given to an individual or department at UW that demonstrates a commitment to UW by going above and beyond regular work duties to further the mission of the University.

December 2, 2013

March 3, 2014

Sponsors of UW Award

Recognition Plaque

This award honors a business or corporation that demonstrates a commitment to UW staff through its willingness to go above and beyond to further the mission of the University.

December 2, 2013

March 3, 2014

Guidelines for Award Nominations

  1. Senators who serve on the Recognition Committee may not nominate employees for awards, with the exception of the Peter K. Simpson Golden Gloves Award.
  2. Senators who serve on the Executive Committee may nominate employees for the Sponsors of UW and Peter K. Simpson Golden Gloves Awards only.
  3. Any faculty, staff and administrators may nominate staff members for these awards.
  4. Nominations may not rollover to the next cycle; a new submission must be completed.
  5. Only the respective on-line form will be accepted as a nomination for each award.

Tips for Completing Award Nominations

  1. Try to include examples to illustrate the nominee's abilities to fulfill the requirements of the award.
  2. Do not use the nominee's name or department name in the nomination form.
  3. Two weeks prior to the closing of an award, verify that the nomination packet is complete (this is very important if more than one nomination is required).
  4. Three - Five sentences is more than enough to illustrate the nominee's abilities when answering the questions.

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