The Provost Committee for Staff seeks nominations for the PCS Outstanding Staff award. Three individuals and a workgroup are selected for this award of excellence.

Faculty, staff and students in the Provost's units may nominate any permanent, non-faculty staff member. A workgroup can be comprised of an office, department, division or section. Self-nominations are not be accepted. Previously nominated staff or workgroups may be nominated again, provided the nominee(s) is/are not a past recipient of the award. Current Provost's Committee for Staff members are not eligible for the award.

"This is an important way to recognize staff members who demonstrate extraordinary service to the university community. Staff, faculty or students may nominate any staff member who is a member of a department that reports to the Provost," said Chaouki Abdallah, interim provost.

Selection criteria
A nominee or workgroup should demonstrate extraordinary achievement in one or more of the following areas:

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

A certificate and a monetary award will be presented to the individual staff selected. Certificates will be presented to the workgroup selected. A permanent plaque, listing the winners, will be on display in Scholes Hall. In addition, donated UNM & community gift items will be presented to the winners.

The awards will be presented by the Provost's Committee for Staff and the Provost/Vice President for Academic Affairs during the annual Outstanding Staff and Workgroup Award presentation ceremony held later in the spring semester.

The Provost's Committee for Staff was founded in 1989 and is comprised of staff members in areas of the university that report to the Provost. This committee was created to assist the Provost in providing opportunities for staff development, recognition and service. Members of this committee represent staff on issues that affect staff, disseminating information, and carrying out activities regarding staff development and recognition. Committee meetings are once per month.

Deadline to submit a nomination is Friday, March 2 at 5 p.m. Click here for a nomination form.

For more information, visit the PCS website.