Penn State Intercom......September
Nominations solicited for
Faculty, Staff Achievement Awards
Nominations for the 2003 Faculty and Staff Achievement Awards are being sought from University and local community organizations and individuals.
be submitted online or on a standardized form downloaded from the Office
of Human Resources' Web site. If using the online process, nominators
and individuals providing support documentation have the choice of completing
online forms or uploading their own documents. Visit the Office of Human
Resources' Web site at http://www.ohr.psu.edu
and follow the links in the Documents and Forms section to provide access
to both the online process and the hard copy nomination form. The nomination
form also is available by contacting the Office of Human Resources at
(814) 863-6188. Nominations and supporting documents should be submitted
by Friday, Dec. 2, either online, by mail to Billie S. Willits, Box 6,
Rider Building, or faxed to (814) 863-3461. Supporting documentation that
accompanies the nominations should be as brief as possible.
The Faculty and Staff Achievement Awards include:
The Barash Award for Human
Service was created in 1975 by the family of the late Sy Barash.
The award, which carries a stipend of $1,000, is awarded to a full-time
member of the faculty, staff or student body at University Park who has
contributed most, apart from regular duties, to human causes, public service
activities and organizations. These human service activities mush have
been performed in University Park, the Borough of State College or College,
Patton, Harris or Ferguson townships.
The McKay Donkin Award
was established in 1969 in honor of the late McKay Donkin who served as
vice president for finance and treasurer of the University from 1957 to
1968. The award, which consists of a $500 stipend, is presented to a full-time
faculty, staff or retiree who has contributed most to the "economic, physical,
mental or social welfare of the faculty" of the University.
The Administrative Excellence
Award carries a stipend of $1,000. The award is made to a member
of the staff of the University whose performance methods and achievements
exemplify administrative excellence. Important criteria considered in
the evaluation of nominees include total experience in an administrative
position, accumulative levels of responsibility and authority, years of
service at the University and in present position, and impact on own organization
and on the University in general.
The Staff Excellence Award,
established in 1993, carries a stipend of $500. The award is made annually
to a member of the staff who has demonstrated and practiced the philosophy
of continuous quality improvement, team spirit, managerial excellence
and provided leadership in establishing a quality service orientation
of the performance of assigned duties. To be eligible for the award, full-time
staff must have a least five years of University service.
The Support Staff Award
established in 1997, carries a stipend of $1,000. This award recognizes
the overall high quality performance of a non-exempt member of the support
staff in fulfilling the mission of the University and of his/her college
or administrative unit. The award will be given in recognition of dedicated
focus to customer service, commitment to quality improvement, outstanding
skills and abilities, team work and professionalism. To be eligible for
this award, a non-exempt staff member must have at least five years of
active University service.
The James Robinson Equal
Opportunity Award, sponsored by the Alumni Association, and
given in honor of James Robinson, an alumnus and former Alumni Council
member, is designed to recognize a University faculty or staff member
who promotes the concept of equal opportunity through affirmative action
and/or contributes to enhancing the educational environment of the University
through improving cross-cultural understanding. The award, consisting
of a $1,500 stipend, is given in recognition of meeting one or more of
the following criteria; demonstrated commitment to the spirit of equal
opportunity through affirmative action; demonstrated leadership in the
elimination of discrimination through encouragement of understanding between
persons of different races, sexes, age groups, sexual orientation, ethnicity
or religious heritage; and a demonstrated commitment to meeting the special
needs of students, faculty or staff who are members of traditionally underrepresented
groups. To be eligible for this award, full-time faculty and staff must
have at least two years of active University service.
Billie S. Willits, assistant vice president for Human Resources, is chairing a general committee to solicit nominations. Ronald R. Rohde, human resources officer, Office of Human Resources, and Carol Griffin, administrative assistant, Office of Human Resources, are providing staff support. Six subcommittees will screen nominations and develop recommendations for the respective awards.