Outstanding Staff Award Nominations

Receiving an Outstanding Staff Award is the highest form of recognition an employee can receive at the University of South Florida. This prestigious award is given out annually and recognizes those individuals that have gone above and beyond in representing the university and carrying out their job responsibilities. Employees receiving this annual award not only demonstrate the high standards and excellence valued by USF, but they lead by example and introduce innovative programs and processes that truly make an impact on the university achieving its strategic initiatives.


Recognition is an important part of the culture here at the University of South Florida. We believe in providing employees with regular feedback throughout their employment and in identifying those individual staff members who demonstrate excellence and a high level of performance that supports the overall values and standards of the university.


We encourage you to nominate throughout the year those individuals you feel are deserving of this prestigious award. Often we see someone who is truly making a difference, but then fail to submit their name when it gets closer to the annual awards ceremony. There's no need to wait. Nominate a colleague as soon as you identify that they meet the criteria and deserve to be recognized for their contributions to USF.


The nomination form with letters of endorsement must be submitted to the nominee's Dean/Director for signature. Once signed by the Dean/Director, the completed nomination form (with letters of endorsement) is to be submitted to Human Resources, Attn: Chris Sharp, SVC 2172.


For more information about the Outstanding Staff Awards Program, click here. To access the 2010 nomination form, click here. To access the 2011 form, click here. 

For questions or assistance preparing the form, contact Lorna Gibson, Human Resources (813-974-5705, lgibson@admin.usf.edu) or Chris Sharp (813-974-5396, sharpc@admin.usf.edu)


The recipients of the 2010 Outstanding Staff Awards will be recognized at an awards ceremony September 21 in the School of Music Concert Hall. Winners will receive a check and a trophy. Please note the deadline for submitting nominations for the 2010 Outstanding Staff Awards is August 5, 2011.


We hope you will take this opportunity to recognize and celebrate the good work of a USF colleague!         


Division of Human Resources