The College of Science Staff Advisory Council (CoSSAC) develops ideas to thank staff members for their valued efforts. The UA Star program is intended to increase the opportunity and frequency for them to receive a "public pat on the back."
Star Awards are presented every Mid - March, and November.
Nominations for every round of Star Awards are due a month before each award is presented.
WHO IS ELIGIBLE?
Anyone may nominate a staff within the same department or from outside their department for this award. A staff member must be a benefits eligible employee. This does not include faculty members, post-docs or students.
IS THERE A LIMIT TO HOW MANY TIMES A PERSON CAN WIN?
You may nominate an individual numerous times within a calendar year. A staff member is eligible to receive the UA Star award once each year. The limitation is meant to allow a wide range of staff members to receive the award each year.
HOW DO I NOMINATE SOMEONE?
Submit a letter/email, including the nominee's name and your name, with a description of why you think the person should be recognized for his/her efforts and talents to Kim Sasser (firstname.lastname@example.org), by the due date.
Nominations should be creative and include examples in the description of the person and his/her talents. Photos may be used to enhance the nomination.
The committee will be looking to recognize individuals who:
- Perform job duties above and beyond what is normally expected
- Improve efficiency in the workplace
- Demonstrate, through attitude and actions, a willingness to help others and work as a team
The Staff Advisory Council will evaluate the submitted nominations and make their selections for each award month – March and November.
AWARD DATE AND PRESENTATION
The nominator will be informed if their nominee has been selected. A date, time and location will be arranged for the presentation. It is at the discretion of the nominator if s/he will provide cake/refreshments and whom in the department to invite. Awards are presented to 4-5 individuals and/or one group selected from the nominations. The selected individuals will be awarded a modest gift of appreciation with a UA Star certificate, and a special presentation by the Committee.