Staff Recognition

Staff Recognition

Employee of the Year

Voting Form


The purpose and history of this award is to recognize UW Staff for their efforts towards excellence in the workplace. Established in March 1985 to recognize outstanding staff as the Employee of the Month award, it was revised into the current program in January 1990. This award is given to one Employee of the Quarter nominee from the previous year.


The recipient will be given:

  • $2,000 cash award from UniWyo Federal Credit Union

  • $2,500 travel voucher from Pepsi

  • Plaque

This award will be presented on Staff Recognition Day by Staff Senate and representatives from UniWyo and Pepsi.


To be eligible the nominees must:

  • Be Employee of the Quarter recipients from the previous calendar year

  • Be classified staff members

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

Nomination Process

The Employee of the Quarter recipients of the previous year will be considered. 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 committee, not including the chair, will narrow the choices down to two candidates by using a 7-point likert scale and tallying the results.

The committee will post the nomination information for the final candidates online. UW employees will be eligible to vote on which nomination they believe best describes UW's Employee of the Year. The individual with the most votes at the end of the voting period will be selected as the next Employee of the Year.

Selection Criteria

The selection process will be based on the following information:

  • Quality of work

  • Initiative and desire for improving work methods and working conditions in his/her environment

  • Impact within the department/division/University as a whole

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