Nominations for UA Awards for Excellence are Now Open

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Nominations for UA Awards for Excellence are Now Open

UA Employee Recognition Committee
January 19, 2023

Across our campuses, outstanding individuals and teams perform extraordinary work every day to make a difference on campus. The University of Arizona Awards for Excellence recognize the achievements of University and Classified Staff.

Nominations for the 2023 awards are open now. We encourage you to take the time to nominate deserving staff from your area for one of these awards:

The University of Arizona Award for Excellence (Individual): Presented to approximately nine members of University or Classified Staff regardless of their length of service, classification or pay grade. These awards are designed to recognize outstanding achievements that go above and beyond normal duties.

The Billy Joe Varney Award for Excellence: Presented to one University or Classified Staff employee with at least 15 cumulative years of employment at the University who merits special recognition for a career of dedicated service to the University, its employees and the community.

The University of Arizona Team Award for Excellence: Presented to a team comprised primarily of University and/or Classified Staff tasked with a specific project or function. The award will be presented in recognition of the team's outstanding contribution to its unit, department or the University as a whole.

The Department/Center/Institute Award for Excellence: The “Center”, "Department" or “Institute” Award for Excellence will be presented to a single organizational unit in recognition of its outstanding excellence in the management of its people and resources. The awarded Center/Department/Institute will receive a commemorative plaque.

These honors require letters of recommendation, and apart from the Center/Department/Institute Award, include a university-funded monetary award and must be based on achievements that go above and beyond normal duties.

Please nominate employees from your area who make outstanding contributions to the University. Complete information and links to the nominating forms can be found on the Employee Recognition Committee.

Deadline for nominations is 5:00 p.m. Monday, January 23, 2023.

Winners will be notified in March. The University of Arizona Awards for Excellence ceremony will be held in April 2023.

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