Welcome to the Exemplary Staff Employee of the Year (EOY) Program
The Exemplary Staff Employee of the Year Award Program recognizes Professional and Support Staff career employees who make exceptional contributions to the UCSD and San Diego communities in support of the vision to be a "student-centered, research-focused, service-oriented public university." All members of the campus community are encouraged to nominate staff colleagues who deserve this special acknowledgment.

EOY Award Criteria:
Nominations do not need to exemplify all six criteria. Nominations can focus on one or more than one criteria bullets.
  • Support university practices, procedures and policies
    • Bringing about significant positive change in support of the University’s mission
    • Eliminating obstacles to achieving the University’s mission
  • Innovation and proactive leadership
    • Utilizing highly effective practices to inspire and lead others to contribute constructively to the university’s mission
    • Proactively identifying and resolving challenges that interfere with department/divisional/unit activities to further the University’s mission
  • Extraordinary service to community
    • Supporting the campus and/or the San Diego community in ways that exceed expectations and result in unexpected positive outcomes that support the University’s mission
  • Substantial cost-effectiveness
    • Identify improvements to policies, practices, and/or program designs that result in substantial cost saving or financial gain to the University while supporting the University’s mission
  • Build relationships/partnerships
    • Developing and utilizing strong, constructive and productive relationships that enable the goals to be met in support of the University’s mission
    • Improving department/division/unit morale through actions not related to job expectations
  • Inclusive excellence
    • Significant contributions that continue to build a diverse, equitable and inclusive campus that enriches the educational experience, strengthens community, promotes critical thinking, and gives the university an intellectual and competitive advantage.
EOY Award Process:
Nominations for the 2021-2022 award are being accepted through Wednesday, April 6, 2022.

Nomination narratives are limited to 600 words or less. For best results, please compose the narrative using Word or a similar program then copy and paste the narrative into the nomination form.

Emails will be sent to the supervisor and department head to review and approve the nomination.

Submit your nomination or review/approve nominations here.(expired)

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