UW News

January 17, 2002

Nominees for awards sought

Outstanding Public Service

Nominations are now being accepted for the Outstanding Public Service Award, which recognizes the contributions of a faculty or staff member to improving the quality of life locally, nationally or internationally through public service. The award includes a $5,000 stipend from the President’s Fund for Excellence.

Nominations may be made by faculty, staff or by a member of an organization that has benefited from the public service. Nominating letters—which should not exceed two typed, single-spaced pages—should include:

  • A description of the nature, extent and impact of the service;

  • The period in which the activity occurred and a description of the effort involved; and

  • Whether the nominee received compensation for the activity.

Nominations may be accompanied by a maximum of three additional one-page letters of support.

The recipient of the award will be selected by a University committee composed of faculty and staff. Criteria for selection include the nature and extent of the public service activity, the amount of time and effort involved, and the lasting impact it has had. The award may be for social, cultural, civic, education-related or health-related achievements. It may be given for uncompensated consulting work within one’s area of expertise, or for volunteer work outside one’s area of expertise.

Nominations should be sent to the Outstanding Public Service Award Committee, Office of the President, 301 Gerberding Hall, Box 351230. The deadline is Feb. 15.

Distinguished Staff

Nominations are being accepted for the Distinguished Staff Award, a $5,000 annual award given to up to five outstanding UW staff.

The Distinguished Staff Award is a University-wide program to acknowledge and celebrate the talent, dedication and extraordinary accomplishments of some of the staff who make the University system work.

All permanent classified, contract or professional staff employees at any campus, at Harborview Medical Center, or any off-campus location are eligible if they work 50 percent time or more, have been employed at least six months, and are employed on the nomination closing date. Nominees should meet at least three of the following criteria:

  • superior long-term or special one-time contributions to the mission of the unit or the University;

  • exceptional creativity and innovation;

  • superior responsiveness delivering service to the unit’s clients;

  • clear dedication to high standards in his/her own work and in that of others; and

  • continuous contribution to a positive work environment.

The deadline for nominations is Feb. 8. Full details and nomination forms may be found on the Web at http://www.washington.edu/president/evp/dsa/ or e-mail to DSA2002@u.washington.edu. Questions should be addressed to Mahmoud Zubeidi at 206-543-9630 or Ellen Meyer at 206-543-5453.

This year’s awards will be presented at the June 13 University Recognition Ceremony.