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Staff Recognition

Annual Staff Awards

The University of Wyoming formally recognizes deserving staff members with service awards each year.  Most of these awards are given at the annual Staff Recognition Day each spring.

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 the timeline for each award.

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.

Ongoing

Ongoing

Employee of the Year Award

$2000 from UniWyo Credit Union, $2500 travel voucher from Pepsi, and a plaque

This award recognizes a UW Staff member for his or her efforts towards excellence in the workplace. Nominees must be current calendar year employees of the quarter.

January 13, 2020

February 14, 2020

All-Star Team Staff Award

$2000 per team and a plaque for each team member

This award honors a team of two to five UW staff members who have worked together as a team to complete a project; create a new program or process; or facilitate a significant transition to a current project, program, or process at the University. Recipients of this award will be staff members who are notable for their collaborative skills and perseverance to complete a sizeable task or accomplish a long-term goal.

January 9, 2020

February 14, 2020

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.

January 9, 2020

February 14, 2020

Jodi K. Humphrey Inspirational Staff Award

$1000 from Rocky Mountain Power and a plaque

This award was established in 1995 in memory of long-time Department of Residence Life and Dining Services employee Joleen “Jodi” K. Humphrey, and honors a current UW Staff member who inspires people to do their best, remains positive under stressful conditions, serves as a positive role model to others, shows eagerness toward the job, displays a cheerful attitude toward customers, and motivates self and others. 

January 9, 2020

February 14, 2020

Unsung Hero Award

$1000 and plaque

This award honors four UW staff members for contributions above and beyond their position without fanfare or a desire for praise.

January 9, 2020

February 14, 2020

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.

January 9, 2020

February 14, 2020

Pete Simpson Golden Gloves Award

Dated plaque

This award was founded in honor of outstanding staff/faculty member Pete Simpson and recognizes one current staff Senate member who shows outstanding participation on their Staff Senate committee(s), participation at full Staff Senate meetings, outstanding service for Staff Senate causes, and strong representation to constituents.

January 9, 2020

February 14, 2020

Skilled Trades Award

$1000 and a plaque

This award honors one current UW staff member who exemplifies outstanding work ethic and professional competence in the skilled trades or in equipment, maintenance, or grounds positions. 

January 9, 2020

February 14, 2020

Custodian of the Year Award

$1000 and a plaque

This award honors one current UW staff member who exemplifies outstanding work ethic and professional competence in custodial services  from Athletics, Operations, Wyoming Union, or Residence Life and Dining Services.

January 9, 2020

February 14, 2020

Supervisor of the Year Award

Season tickets to various campus events and a plaque

This award honors one UW employee who is an outstanding supervisor to one or more classified staff members.

January 9, 2020

February 14, 2020

True Grit Award

$1000 and a plaque

This award honors two current, full-time benefited UW staff members who are noted for their flexibility, consistency, vision, grit, and/or problem-solving skills. 

January 9, 2020

February 14, 2020

  

  

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 Peter K. Simpson Golden Gloves Awards only.

  3. Any other faculty, staff, or administrator may nominate staff members for these awards.

  4. Nominations do not roll over to the next cycle; a new submission must be completed.

  5. Only the respective online 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 are more than enough to illustrate the nominee's abilities when answering the questions.




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