The Provost’s Committee for Staff (PCS) solicits nominations for the Outstanding Staff Awards and Outstanding Workgroup Award. To nominate someone or a group, visit Outstanding Staff and Workgroup awards. Nominations must be received by Friday, March 29 at 5 p.m.

2019 Provost’s Committee for Staff Awards include:

3 Outstanding Staff Award
1 Kindness Award
1 Outstanding Workgroup Award

Eligibility: Regular & current non-faculty staff person or workgroup who has provided extraordinary service to the Provost’s units. Previously nominated staff or workgroups may be nominated again, provided the nominee(s) is not a past recipient of the award. Individual nominees are not eligible to receive more than one award per cycle. Additionally, supervisors can nominate subordinate workgroups for an award, but cannot nominate a workgroup in which they actively participate (this would be considered a self-nomination). Current Provost’s Committee for Staff members are not eligible for the award.

Nominee Criteria: Staff, faculty, and students in the Provost’s units may nominate any permanent, non-faculty staff member. Workgroups may also be nominated and include a workgroup that can be comprised of an office, department, division, or section. Self-nominations will not be accepted. Collaborative nominations for a single person/workgroup are highly encouraged. Please include the names of all nominators in the space provided.

Selection Criteria: Nominee or workgroup should demonstrate extraordinary achievement in one or more of the following areas:

  • Provide extraordinary service to UNM or the community
  • Demonstrate service to others through exceptional kindness and compassion
  • Exemplify University values (Excellence; Access with Support to Succeed; Integrity; Diversity, Respectful Relationships; Freedom; and Sustainability)
  • Contribute substantially to significant team or department accomplishments

Screening Process: Members of the Provost’s Committee for Staff will screen all nominees. The list of award recipients is then forwarded to the Provost & Executive Vice President of Academic Affairs for approval.

Award: A certificate and monetary award will be presented to the individual staff selected. Certificates, a Lobocard, and donated UNM & community gift items will be presented to the workgroup selected. The Provost’s Committee for Staff and the Provost & Executive Vice President for Academic Affairs will present the awards during the Annual Outstanding Staff & Workgroup Award Presentation Ceremony held during the Spring semester.

Questions & Contact Information: Lisa Montoya, Chairperson at