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K-State Today

December 8, 2016



University Support Staff Employee of the Year nominations

By Brenda Nowakowski and Kari Zook

The 40th annual University Support Staff Employee Recognition Ceremony will be at 2 p.m. Wednesday, April 26, 2017, 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 2016 calendar year.

Before 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.

The number of University Support Staff Senators in each college/major administrative unit directly corresponds with the number of University Support Staff Employee of the Year awardees. Please remember to submit the nominations through the correct channels. Listed below is the break down:

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

Under this award program, colleges and major administrative units 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.

The deadline for College Selection Committees to submit their nomination(s) is Feb. 24, 2017. Please use the nomination form to submit nominations via campus mail to:

Brenda Nowakowski
APDesign — Office of Student and Academic Services
213 Seaton Hall

Nominations also may be submitted to Nowakowski by email blnow@k-state.edu

Thank you in advance for your time and assistance with nominations. Questions by phone can be directed to Nowakowski at 785-532-1998 or Kari Zook at 785-826-2959

Note: This is not the K-State University Support Staff Award of Excellence that is managed by Human Capital Services.