The Provost's Committee for Staff (PCS) is currently accepting nominations for this year's outstanding individual staff and workgroup awards. Each spring semester, the Provost/Vice President for Academic Affairs presents annual awards honoring outstanding individual staff members and a workgroup at the University of New Mexico who have provided extraordinary service to the Provost's units. The nomination deadline is Thursday, March 31 at 5 p.m.

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.

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

Nomination forms are available at Outstanding Staff Nomination form.

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 during 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.

For more information, visit Provost's Committee for Staff or contact Josh Saiz at 277-8812 or