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K-State Today

January 7, 2015



University Support Staff Employee of the Year nominations

By Doris Galvan

The 38th annual University Support Staff Employee Recognition Ceremony will be at 2 p.m. Wednesday, April 22, in the K-State Student Union Ballroom. In preparation for this event, nominations are being sought for University Support Staff Employee of the Year. This award recognizes university support staff employees who have demonstrated outstanding performance during the 2014 calendar year.

Please note the current nomination process.

For 2015, the number of nominations will correspond to the number of University Support Staff Senators from each college/major administrative unit. Listed below is the breakdown:

  • College of Agriculture and Research and Extension, four.
  • College of Architecture, Planning & Design, one.
  • College of Arts & Sciences, one.
  • College of Business Administration, one.
  • College of Education, one.
  • College of Engineering, one.
  • Hale Library, one.
  • Human Ecology, one.
  • K-State Salina, one.
  • College of Veterinary Medicine, two.
  • Administration and Finance, six.
  • Office of the President/Office of the Provost, one.
  • Vice President of Student Life and Dean of Students, four.
  • Local agencies, one.

Prior to submitting nominations to University Support Staff Senate, each college and administrative unit should have in place written procedures for the criteria and selection process. Selection committee membership preferably should include a previous year award winner. 

Please refer to the award guidelines. Departments must submit nominations to their respective college deans or major administrative units to their respective vice presidents.

Under this award program, colleges/major administrative units may provide a $300 monetary award — net amount award — to the selected award winner and/or co-recipients. Utilizing department funds or endowment funding, it is understood the departments will be charged a gross amount to include employee deduction, taxes and employer benefits. Payment requests to selected employees are to be submitted to payroll on a PER-7 — not Add Pay form. Suggested time frame for payment should be in conjunction with the University Support Staff Awards Recognition ceremony. College/major administrative unit/departments may choose to recognize several university support staff employees with monetary awards, but University Support Staff Senate will recognize only the number of winners as listed above from each college/major administrative unit at the ceremony.

Deadline for submission of nominations is Feb. 18. Please submit nomination forms to Doris Galvan, Industrial and Manufacturing Systems Engineering, 2037 Durland Hall, via campus mail or email galvan@k-state.edu or fax 785-532-3738.

Thank you in advance for your time and assistance with nominations. Questions by phone can be directed to Galvan at 785-532-5606.

Note: This is not the K-State Classified Award of Excellence program that is managed by the Division of Human Resources.