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2013 Staff Laureate Awards Nomination Process Now Open

Posted: February 13, 2013

The College of Agricultural Sciences is now seeking nominations for the 2013 Staff Laureate Awards. This awards program, initiated by the Staff Advisory Committee, will be administered by the Office of Human Resource Services.

The College of Agricultural Sciences is now seeking nominations for the 2013 Staff Laureate Awards.  This awards program, initiated by the Staff Advisory Committee, will be administered by the Office of Human Resource Services.  Five annual awards have been established to recognize and honor staff:

The Trailblazer Award will honor a staff member who demonstrates creativity and innovation in the improvement of programs, services, products, or approaches in the workplace.

The Ambassador Award will honor a staff member who serves as a proactive liaison to external audiences by building relationships, sharing knowledge, and promoting their unit and the college.

The Customer Service Award will honor a staff member who demonstrates exemplary service to others inside or outside their unit and the college.

The Leadership Award will honor a staff member who demonstrates leadership, maintains high standards of performance, and serves as a positive role model for others.

The Spirit Award will honor a staff member who demonstrates enthusiasm and an optimistic approach to work that creates an inclusive and supportive environment.

Staff members within an administrative, academic or service unit who are classified under the Competencies program, the Union-University Agreement with Teamsters Local #8, or wage payroll in the earned time program are eligible.

Nominations are being accepted now through March 27, 2013. Information on the nomination process and the criteria for the awards are available from Human Resource Services, 307 Agricultural Administration Building or on-line at http://agsci.psu.edu/hr/staff/awards/laureate-forms.  The Staff Advisory Committee will not accept team nominations for any award.

Please note:  If you previously nominated a staff member(s) in 2012 and you would like that individual to be considered for the same award in 2013, you will not need to provide a new nomination packet. However, I would encourage you to look over the nomination and provide any relevant updates in order to insure that the packet is an accurate representation of the nominee’s qualifications.   Send a memo indicating your desire to again nominate the individual and our Human Resources Office will provide the nomination packet materials from the previous year to the Award committee with an updated addendum. 

I am very pleased that we have this opportunity to honor our staff within the College and I would encourage you to submit your nominations for these very special awards.

For more information about the Staff Laureate Awards Program, contact the Human Resource Services office at  (814) 863-3452.