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UB Staff Recognition Awards

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In keeping with our strategic goals of:

  • enhancing the learning experience at UB, 
  • growing enrollment to serve state educational and workforce needs,
  • achieving national ranking and recognition in select academic areas, and
  • securing the necessary resources to fully implement and support the University of Baltimore’s overarching vision,

the purpose of UB Staff Recognition Awards is to acknowledge and celebrate the achievements of outstanding and exceptional contributors to UB’s mission and vision.

Separate and distinct from other forms of recognition and awards, the UB Staff Recognition Program honors up to six annual exempt and non-exempt staff award recipients in each of the following categories:

  • Outstanding Service to the UB Community

    This award focuses on staff members who excel in all aspects of their positions, who possess excellent work ethic and have extraordinary impact within the department as a role model, connecting with students, staff, faculty, and administrators. These individuals not only exceed performance expectations within the department, but also interact and provide outstanding and ongoing excellence in services to faculty, staff, students and/or other customers; colleagues who create positive impressions of their department by their spirit of service, interaction with others, and impact outside of the department.

  • Exceptional Contribution to the Mission of the University

    This award focuses on staff members who, through the use of new processes, approaches, or technologies, demonstrate outstanding creativity in addressing challenges that are linked to the UB’s mission and reputation, and/or allow UB, as a whole, to operate more efficiently and effectively.  These individuals not only exceed performance expectations within the department, but also enhance the quality of work-life in ways that make a significant difference for colleagues or customers through their development of creative solutions to problems that result in significantly more effective and efficient department or university operations.

  • Extraordinary Public Service to UB and the Greater Community

    This award focuses on staff members who demonstrate concern and commitment to fulfilling needs and ensuring satisfaction when they provide services to the public and larger community of Baltimore that reflects favorably on UB.  These individuals facilitate and engage in mutually beneficial partnerships and community engagement that increases the understanding of, and present solutions to challenges faced by both the University and the community in which we live and thrive, resulting in making the lives of our students, faculty, staff and greater community better.

Eligibility and Requirements

For award eligibility, UB staff must meet the following criteria:

  • Regular or Contingent II fulltime staff.
  • One full year of UB employment prior to June 20, 2014.
  • Current annual overall performance rating of ‘above standards’ or greater.
  • Nominee’s consent to nomination prior to the submission.

Staff Awards Committee

A three-member committee consisting of one exempt staff member, one non-exempt staff member and one administrator will be appointed by the President of the University or his designee. Committee members will serve staggered terms of up to three years each.

Process

The staff member's supervisor, fellow employees, clients of the University or members of the general public may nominate staff members for these awards. All nominations must be submitted through the staff member's immediate supervisor and endorsed by the appropriate department head. Nominations are then reviewed by the Staff Awards Committee and final recommendations made by that committee to the President.

Deadlines

The deadline for submission of nominations to the Committee is July 29, 2014.

Nomination Package

A nomination packet must include the following, in this order:

  1. Nomination Cover Sheet - Cover sheet must be completed and signed. 
  2. Nomination Letter - Identifies the category for which the staff member is being nominated with unambiguous acknowledgment and examples of exemplary performance in that category.
  3. At least two (2) but not more than five (5) letters of recommendation for the award.
  4. Optional supporting material - Any additional materials (e.g. awards, resumes, letters of recommendation, recognitions) that reflect accomplishments relevant to the award category (not to exceed 10 pages).

Although extensive documentation is not a requirement, nominations must contain material sufficient to acquaint the committee with the nature and quality of the individual's achievements.

Awards

In each category, a $1000 cash prize will be awarded.

Submission Process

All nominations must be submitted through the staff member's immediate supervisor and endorsed by the appropriate department head. The original nomination and supporting documentation must be submitted to the Office of Human Resources by 5 p.m. on July 29, 2014. Nominations will be reviewed by the Staff Awards Committee and final recommendations made by that committee to the President.

Announcements of the award recipients will be made at the Convocation ceremony.