Employee of the Quarter

Employee of the Quarter


Nominate someone for Employee of the Quarter


This award recognizes UW Staff for their efforts toward excellence in the workplace. Established in March 1985 as the Employee of the Month Award, it was revised to Employee of the Quarter in January 1990.  This award is given to one current UW staff member every calendar year quarter. All Employee of the Quarter award winners in a calendar year are automatically considered for that year's Employee of the Year award.

Nomination Period

Third-quarter nominations close September 9th.


During a reception sponsored by Staff Senate and the Office of the President, Staff Senate and a representative from UniWyo presents recipients with the following:

  • $500 from UniWyo Credit Union   Uniwyo Credit Union

  • Two tickets for a UW Department of Theatre & Dance performance

  • Two tickets for a UW Department of Music performance

  • Two tickets for a UW Presents event

  • Two sandwiches at Subway

  • Donation from the UW Art Museum 

  • Plaque


Eligible nominees must:

  • Be a classified staff member

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

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 a minimum of three nominations.

After each nomination period closes, the Recognition Committee examines the potential candidates. The committee chair ensures all nominations follow the process guidelines and there are no descriptors used that compromise anonymity. The Recognition Committee, or designated subcommittee, selects the final award recipient using a 7-point Likert scale. The committee chair does not participate in this final process.

Selection Criteria

The selection process is based on the following:

  • Nominee’s quality of work

  • Nominee's initiative and desire for improving work methods & working conditions in his/her environment

  • Nominee’s impact within the department/division/University as a whole

Recent Winners

2021 Employees of the Quarter

2020 Employees of the Quarter

2019 Employees of the Quarter

2018 Employees of the Quarter 

2017 Employees of the Quarter

2016 Employees of the Quarter   

2015 Employees of the Quarter  

2014 Employees of the Quarter   

2013 Employees of the Quarter 

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