Nominations are now being sought by the Provost/Vice President for Academic Affairs to select meritorious individuals and work groups to receive the Outstanding Staff and Workgroup Award for 2013. The annual award is given to outstanding individual UNM staff members, and a workgroup who have provided extraordinary service.

The Provost Committee for Staff solicits nominations for this year's awards. To nominate someone or a group, visit Award and and fill out the electronic nomination form. Nominations must be received by Friday, March 8 at 5 p.m.

Eligibility: A regular, current, non-faculty staff person or workgroup who has provided extraordinary service to the Provost's units. To be eligible, an employee must work in a unit that reports directly to the Provost. 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.

Nominee Criteria: Staff, faculty 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 will not be accepted.

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
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

Screening Process: Members of the Provost's Committee for Staff will screen all nominees. The list of individuals and the workgroup is then forwarded to the Provost/Vice President of Academic Affairs for approval.

Award: A certificate and a monetary award will be presented to the individual staff selected. Workgroups selected will not receive a monetary award; however, they will receive a certificate and donated UNM and community gift items. The Provost's Committee for Staff and the Provost/Vice President for Academic Affairs presents the awards during the annual Outstanding Staff and Workgroup Award Presentation Ceremony held on Friday, April 12 at 2 p.m. at a location TBD.

If you have any questions contact Josh Saiz or call 505-277-8812.