Awards For Excellence – Provost’s Unit

Awards for Excellence – Provost’s Unit Nomination Process

The Office of the Executive Vice Chancellor and Provost is now accepting nominations for the 2020 Provost’s Unit Awards for Excellence. The submission deadline is Friday, February 21, by 5 p.m.

Eligibility

The University Awards for Excellence program recognizes the meritorious accomplishments and contributions of active SHRA employees and active EHRA employees working at least 30 hours each week.

Eligible:

  • Active SHRA employees including law enforcement and cooperative extension employees working at least 30 hours each week (0.75 FTE)  
  • Active EHRA employees working at least 30 hours each week (0.75 FTE) (see exclusions below)          

Not Eligible:

  • Active EHRA employees working 30 hours a week or more (0.75 FTE) classified as executive administrators in the SAAO Tier 1 category, department heads, and faculty in the JCAT 100 and 200 categories
  • Temporary employees (including but not limited to graduate assistants, house officers, postdoctoral scholars and student workers)
  • Retirees
  • Rehired retirees
  • Groups or teams

ALL NOMINEES REQUIRE THE APPROVAL OF THEIR UNIT MANAGER.

Nomination Overview

Number of Awards

The Provost’s Unit Awards for Excellence Selection Committee MAY select:

  • 4 SHRA recipients
  • 2 EHRA recipients

Candidates

  • Candidates should demonstrate excellence in their departments or divisions, the NC State campus community, the State of North Carolina or the lives of others. Their contributions should be ones that are deemed to be ABOVE AND BEYOND an employee’s normal job responsibilities. They should be so SINGULARLY OUTSTANDING that special recognition is justified.
  • Renomination is acceptable for those who were previously nominated but have not received the award.
  • Units may nominate more than one candidate.  

Nomination Categories

One category per nominee. All nomination documents should reflect the nominee’s accomplishments in that particular category ONLY.

  • Customer ServiceThis category recognizes a candidate who provides/provided exceptional service that left the customer fully satisfied with their experience. The candidate exceeded expectations to meet the needs of the customer and added value to the customer experience.
  • Efficiency and Innovation: This category recognizes a candidate who has made a significant contribution to improving the efficiency of state government services. The candidate has established new and/or improved methods, practices, plans or designs resulting in innovation, savings and/or efficiency.
  • Human Relations: This category recognizes a candidate who has made an outstanding contribution toward enhancing the quality or morale of the workplace or toward enhancing the public image of a department or division, NC State, or state government.
  • Outstanding State Government Service: This category recognizes a candidate who demonstrates an unselfish devotion to duty far and above the normal requirements and contributes significantly to the advancement of state service to the citizens of North Carolina.
  • Public Service: This category recognizes a candidate who has made an outstanding contribution by participating in or implementing community and public service projects (such as volunteering with various non-profit organizations).
  • Safety and HeroismThis category recognizes a candidate who demonstrates outstanding judgment or courage in an emergency, voluntarily risking his/her life or exhibited meritorious action to prevent injury, loss of life or prevented damage to or loss of property.
  • Spirit of North CarolinaThis category recognizes a candidate who exemplifies the state motto “To be, rather than to seem,” by mentoring others in the pursuit of excellence and serving as an ambassador for the State of North Carolina. This award category is reserved for exceptional circumstances and for accomplishments and achievements of the highest caliber.

Submission Process

All nominations must be submitted through Human Resources’ online form. HR will forward the nominations submitted to Judy Austin, Event and Awards Coordinator for the Provost’s Office.

Completing the Online Form

As you proceed through the online submission process, please make sure you complete the following fields as noted below.

  • Nominator/Nominee College or Unit: For Nominator and Nominee drop-down fields for “College or Unit,” select “Office of the Provost.” Your particular sub-unit will not be listed.
  • Reason for Nomination: Describe in no more than 130 words, the achievements and/or contributions of the nominee that justify this nomination. Include examples of the candidate’s contributions. These contributions should be ones that you consider to be ABOVE AND BEYOND an employee’s normal job responsibilities. They should be so SINGULARLY OUTSTANDING that special recognition is justified.  
  • Upload File: Please upload a letter of nomination or letter of recommendation. Limit 2 pages, one sided, double spaced.

If your online submission does not contain sufficient nomination information, it will be returned to you and the nominee may not be considered for the award.

Deadline

All nominations must be submitted online by Friday, February 21, at 5 p.m.

Recognition

The Provost’s Unit Awards for Excellence Reception

  • Tuesday, April 21, 11:30 a.m. – 1 p.m., in the Coastal Ballroom at the Talley Student Center
  • Both nominees and recipients will be recognized at this event.
  • Each award recipient will receive a $250 check, a plaque, eight hours of paid annual leave and be photographed with fellow recipients and the Provost. All award recipients names will be published in the Provost’s Newsletter and the NC State Bulletin.
  • Provost’s Unit’s Award Recipients will be submitted to Human Resources to be reviewed by the University Awards for Excellence Selection Committee.

University Awards for Excellence Reception

  • Wednesday, June 10, 2 – 4 p.m., in the Hunt Library
  • Provost’s Unit Award Recipients along with other college/unit award recipients will be recognized.
  • Recipients for the University Awards for Excellence will be announced during this event.

Questions?

Please contact Judy Austin, Events and Awards Coordinator for the Provost’s Office, with any questions or concerns. Call 513-3636 or email jcaustin@ncsu.edu.