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Administration and Finance Departmental Awards

With a Commitment to Service Excellence, employees within the Division of Administration & Finance provide integral support services across the University community. The following awards recognize the outstanding contributions of stellar Service Excellence for FY 2018. All winners will be announced at the A&F FY19 KickOff taking place from 9-11 a.m. Monday, Oct. 8, at Cullen Performance Hall.

All A&F staff may participate in the nomination process. You can nominate someone from your own department or another department. The following criteria must be met:

  • The nominee must be full-time, benefits-eligible, exempt or non-exempt.
  • The nominee must have been employed by the University for at least 12 months.
  • The nomination should recognize accomplishments or performance during the past fiscal year.

All nominations are due no later than 5 p.m. Friday, Sept. 14.

Award Descriptions

This award is given to an employee or group of employees from within the Division who have demonstrated a high level of professionalism, enthusiasm, pride, service and performance teamwork in their day-to-day work activities that provide a strong contribution to Service Excellence noted by the following:

Service: Exemplary work is performed by the employee(s) that serves and contributes to a common goal for the welfare of others.

Professionalism: Displays behavior and conduct, aim or qualities that characterize or mark a profession or a professional person.

Integrity & Enthusiasm: Employee is a trusted partner who exhibits a strong sense of excitement of feeling and enthusiasm in their work and with others in their daily role.

Respect & Pride: Recognizes and appreciates the diverse perspectives of every team member and demonstrates inclusiveness and pride of self-respect and that of others.

Innovation & Performance: Execution or accomplishment of work, duties, projects or campaigns in an efficient & effective manner.

Teamwork: Exhibits a collaborative approach with team members and customers both within the Department and across the University.

Each winner receives a plaque and a $500 stipend.

Intent: Recognizes an employee who consistently represents the Division by networking with other Divisions, external organizations, the UH System, Student Government Association, etc., to accomplish strategic or major projects that embrace the Division’s strategic goal of utilizing innovative technology.

Criteria: Nominations should include a description of the manner and performance exhibited by the employee and the resulting impact on the Division, the action or service performed and the benefit to the recipient.

The winner of this award will receive a plaque and invitation to an executive lunch with Senior Vice President Jim McShan and two guests at the restaurant of their choice.

Intent: Recognizes an individual, company or organization from outside the Administration & Finance Division who demonstrates outstanding support to the Division and its strategic goals.

Criteria: Nominations should describe how the support has contributed to the Division and its strategic goals.

The winner will receive a plaque and a gift card for $100 in catering for the winner’s department.

Intent: Recognizes two or more employees within a department who are involved in a program or project that has had a positive impact on the University or a department, and which has assisted the University in growing its national competitiveness, student success, competitive resources, or national and local recognition, while in support of retention and engagement demonstrates all of the Division’s strategic goals. Nominations in this category can only be submitted by a direct supervisor.

Criteria: Program/project must originate from a department in the Division. Nomination should include a description of the program/project, the interaction of team members and the impact on the University.

Winners of this award will receive a $500 stipend.

Intent: Recognizes an employee who has earned a “5” rating on their ePerformance evaluation on a job duty or key project.

Criteria: Nominations should describe the contributions and the manner in which resources were saved or process efficiency was gained.

Winners of this award will receive an individual plaque of recognition and a celebratory luncheon.

Intent: Recognizes an employee who exhibits superior work performance, while exemplifying a positive and cooperative attitude on a day-to-day "behind the scenes" basis without self-promotion or aggrandizement. This person demonstrates a commitment to Service Excellence and with a steady, pragmatic approach works systematically toward the Division’s strategic goals.

Criteria: Managerial positions are not eligible for this award. Nominations should describe performance and contributions made to the department.

The winner receives a plaque and a $50 gift card for the UH Bookstore.

Intent: This honor is awarded to an employee who has implemented a variety of sustainability initiatives and whose involvement has spanned several years.

Sustainability Champions are individuals who, by practice and belief, support the ideals of sustainable practice and use a fundamental bottom-line approach to problems and issues, including looking at sustainability through the three-part lens of social, environmental and financial perspectives.

For example, the environmental scope includes reducing paper usage and making processes more efficient; creating a department recycling initiative; instituting a Styrofoam-free initiative; becoming involved with a student sustainability group (MVP); and implementing a neighborhood recycling program. Champions will have demonstrated that they support this philosophy in both their words and actions, and are seen as leaders in Campus Sustainability initiatives.

Criteria: Managerial positions are not eligible for this award. Nominations should describe both performance and sustainability-related contributions to the University.

The winner will receive a plaque and a $50 UH Bookstore gift card.

* The nomination period has closed