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Staff Recognition

Staff Recognition

Skilled Trades

Nomination Form


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


The recipient will be given:

  • $1,000

  • Plaque

This award will be presented by Staff Senate on UW Staff Recognition Day.


To be eligible the nominees must:

  • Work at least 40 hours a week

  • Be a classified staff member

  • Have completed his/her probation term prior to January of the nomination year

  • Have an EE05, EE06, or EE07 employment classification

Nomination Process

Each nomination must be submitted using the online form. If an incomplete form is received prior to the deadline, the nominator will be contacted to complete the form correctly.

Each nominee must have one nomination.

After the nomination period closes, the Recognition Committee will examine the potential candidates. The committee chair will ensure that all of the nominations follow the process guidelines and that there are no descriptors used that compromise anonymity. The Recognition Committee, not including the chair, may narrow the choices down to half (or a minimum of four) of the original nominee pool by rating each nominee on a 7-point Likert scale. If the original nominee pool does not exceed four nominees, the committee will not screen. The Executive Committee of Staff Senate will select the final award recipient.

Selection Criteria

The selection process will be based on the following information:

  • Outstanding work ethic

  • Professional competence with a positive attitude

  • Effectiveness of completing tasks

  • Positive interaction with staff/students/faculty/vendors

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