Outstanding Staff Team Award

Purpose: This award recognizes outstanding staff members who work together as a team on the University of Arkansas, Fayetteville campus. The purpose of the award is to applaud outstanding staff accomplishments as well to encourage and promote excellence in the work place.

Criteria: The team award will recognize performance for the previous calendar year. The outstanding team effort being recognized may be the result of a specific project or it may be the performance of the normal duties of an organizational unit. There must be justification that the team performed at an unusually high level consistently during the previous calendar year. Documentation may include both quantitative and qualitative justification.

Eligibility: Eligible teams will be comprised of University of Arkansas, Fayetteville staff employees who are 100% appointed. Team members may be classified, non-classified, or a combination of both who have worked together to promote the mission of the University of Arkansas. They may be employed in the same organizational unit or members of a committee or special task force.

Selection Process: The Staff Senate Scholarship and Awards Committee will select the recipient of the Outstanding Staff Team Award. In the event any member of this committee has been nominated, that member shall not participate in the selection process. The committee will meet in early January to determine the recipient. The members of the Outstanding Team Award will be recognized at the February Staff Senate Meeting and also at the Annual Employee Appreciation Awards Banquet in October.

Nominations: Any staff or faculty member may nominate any team for this award. Self-nominations are accepted. To nominate a team, complete the information requested on the attached Nomination Form and submit it to

Michael D. Rau, Chair
Staff Senate Awards Committee
Campus mail: GEAR 213
email: ssawards@uark.edu
Phone: 479-575-7523

Each member of the Outstanding Staff Team will receive a cash award.

Staff Team Award Nomination Form