Event & Recognition Programs

Outstanding Staff Awards

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Outstanding Staff Awards Honoring 2021 winners

Each year, the University of South Florida seeks to recognize employees who demonstrate "above and beyond" performance excellence and are ambassadors for USF's Principles of Community. It is the hard work and dedication of these staff members that greatly contributes to USF's success and upward trajectory.

This year's award winners will be honored at the virtual Outstanding Staff Awards (OSA) Ceremony on Thursday, September 23, 2021, at 1:30 p.m. A link to the ceremony will be provided as the date approaches.

Nominations ARE CLOSED AS OF June 30, 2021 - PLEASE SAVE THE DATE FOR THE ceremony on september 23rd.

Do you know a deserving individual or team? 

  • Individual Award Nominations allow for the recognition of a single employee's "above and beyond" performance and support of USF's Principles of Community.
  • Team Award Nominations allow for the recognition of a team of employees for its execution of a project, plan and/or initiative that demonstrates "above and beyond" performance and supports USF's Principles of Community. Teams may be comprised of up to a maximum of ten employees and may include members from different departments within the same VP area.

Read More About the Eligibility and Nomination Process

Eligibility

All regular staff and administration employees (with a position number) continuously employed on a position from July 1, 2020, through June 30, 2021, are eligible for nomination. To continue meeting eligibility, an employee must be employed on an established position thirty days prior to the awards ceremony to receive the award. Time spent in temporary (OPS) assignments will not count towards eligibility.

Faculty, temporary, and UMSA employees are not eligible to be nominated for the Outstanding Staff Awards. However, faculty, temporary, and UMSA employees are welcome to participate in nominating staff and administration employees for recognition. 

Nomination Process for the Nominator
Complete your individual or team nomination online with the appropriate 2021 Outstanding Staff Awards Nomination Form. We will only accept nominations completed through the online form.  

Prepare the text of your nomination in advance; it is highly recommended that you write the body of your nomination ahead of time using the Word document found HERE and then copy and paste the text into the fields provided on the online form.

Process for the Selection Committee
The Division of Human Resources (DHR) will validate eligibility, then provide the nominations of all eligible candidates to each VP Area Selection Committee for review. DHR will maintain copies of all nomination forms.

For more information, please contact hrevents@usf.edu or 813-974-3090.

NOMINATE HERE

The nomination period is now closed. Please visit again next year!  For more information, please contact hrevents@usf.edu or 813-974-3090.

Frequently Asked Questions

Can someone nominate an employee from a different department or VP area?
Absolutely. An employee can nominate their colleague, supervisor, or someone they work with from a different area.

Who is eligible for an Outstanding Staff Award?

All regular staff and administration employees (with a position number) continuously employed on a position from July 1, 2020, through June 30, 2021, are eligible for nomination.

Faculty, temporary, and UMSA employees are not eligible to be nominated but are welcome to participate in nominating staff and administration employees.

Can someone be nominated for more than one award?
Absolutely. An employee can win an individual and/or team award.

I want to nominate a team but one of the team members has only been here six months. Is the team still eligible?

Yes, though only team members that meet the eligibility criteria will be considered for an award. The team members not eligible can still attend the ceremony and cheer on their fellow team members from the audience, but they will not be recognized on stage or with a monetary award.

Are previous winners eligible to win again?
Yes. There are no limits set regarding how many times an employee can receive an Outstanding Staff Award.

When, where and what time is the event?
The virtual Oustanding Staff Awards ceremony will be held on Thursday, September 23, 2021, at 1:30 p.m.


Past Winners

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October 2020 Virtual Ceremony

Award Winners 2019 | Award Winners 2018 | Award Winners 2017