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Staff Appreciation Day Guidelines


Please nominate your most outstanding colleagues, employees and supervisors by Friday, May 2, 2014. Winners will be announced at the annual awards ceremony on May 22, 2014, at 2 p.m. in the Magnolia Ballroom. You may nominate candidates for any and all of the categories, but please only nominate one person for each category. Please provide as much detail as possible regarding the candidate's eligibility and excellence to assist the committee in selecting the best possible winner.  The categories are:

Bobcat Spirit Award
Supports GC extra-curricular activities through attendance and participation (actively attends games, concerts, student events like midnight breakfast, etc). Works with student and/or employee organizations within the university to enhance current traditions or bring on new activities (contributes to traditions such as hanging of the greens, etc). Inclusion into student societies honoring leadership, excellence, service; actively promotes school spirit in dress, attitude, and/or actions; demonstrates a desire to foster student activities through mentoring or advising (serves as an advisor to an RSO or assists RSO activities).

Outstanding Newcomer Award
This award is given to an outstanding staff member who has worked at least 6 months but no more than 3 years in their current office/department. Nominees for this award should have demonstrated a combination of the following: demonstrates excellence in overall job performance, provides outstanding service to their specific department or division, makes significant contributions to department or division in presentations, committee work, or projects shows willingness to assist beyond normal expectations, demonstrates dedication to the profession, shows initiative and/or creativity in his or her work and promotes an atmosphere of collaboration and cooperation.

Customer Service Award
Interacts with others in a positive, enthusiastic and cheerful manner. Commands the respect of co-workers, supervisors, students and clients alike. Assists others with both personal and professional challenges that impact work life. Remains calm and assured in a crisis while helping others get through the crisis. Provides services which are outside the scope of normal work duty. Acts as a team player and encourages teamwork in others. (Nominees for this award may be also be eligible for the Outstanding Service Award if they fulfill both descriptions. )

Leadership Award
This award is given to an individual who exemplifies significant leadership skills such as the ability to lead and guide, develop talents and successfully manage an efficient and effective unit at the highest level. This is someone who steps up to a leadership role when needed. While serving as a good example to other faculty, staff and students at all times.

Outstanding Service Award
Demonstrates excellence in overall work performance. Accepts responsibilities and performs duties above and beyond what is normally expected. Works diligently to help complete a critical work project. Demonstrates extensive knowledge and competence in a wide array of work -related topics. Uses knowledge and expertise to quickly troubleshoot/solve problems. Handles a large workload in an effective and timely fashion. Completes tasks with little description, direction or supervision. Exhibits a high degree of professionalism and serves as a checkpoint for quality control. Acts as a mentor for others by providing advice, guidance, feedback and encouragement. Helps to integrate new employees or supervisors into the work environment. Shares personal knowledge and skills with others in an effort to train them. Serves as a positive role model for others. Recognizes others' special events and/or accomplishments, either publicly or privately. Takes the initiative to improve individual skills and knowledge.

One award if given for each of the following areas of the university.

Academic Affairs – Administration
Academic Affairs - Academics
Administrative Services & Campus Operations
Facilities Operations
President’s Office
Student Affairs
University Advancement

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