Nominations sought for Employee of the Year

Nominations are now been accepted for the 2010 Employee of the Year awards. The deadline for nominations is Sept. 29.

Each year, Wake Forest presents awards to two staff members who demonstrate exemplary dedication and devotion to the University. Winners receive a $1,000 cash award and a plaque. The awards will be presented at the Staff Recognition Luncheon on Oct. 7.

All regular staff members (budgeted to work at least 1,000 hours annually) with five or more years of continuous service (at the time of nomination) with the University are eligible to be nominated.

Two awards are presented: one to a staff member from the FLSA exempt staff category (executives, administrators and other professionals who do not earn overtime) and one to a staff member from the FLSA non-exempt/hourly category (technicians, clerical and office support, paraprofessionals, skilled craft workers, and service and maintenance workers.)

Nomination forms are available online. Forms must be submitted to the nominated staff member’s department head by Monday, Sept. 27, for comments and signature, and must be submitted to Human Resources no later than the end of the day on Sept. 29.

Last year, Connie Green, administrative assistant in the English department, and Jean Kimmer, associate registrar, were named Employees of the Year.

Nominations are reviewed by a selection committee of representatives from all areas of the University, including the Staff Advisory Council. Selection is made on the following criteria:

Dedication to Duty – Through unselfish dedication to duty, staff member has contributed significant service to his or her department and the University community.

Innovation – Staff member has initiated and successfully established new and outstanding methods, practices, plans or designs of fundamental value to the University.

Safety/Heroism – Staff member has demonstrated outstanding judgment, courage or ability in an emergency; meritorious action or service to prevent injury, loss of life or damage to loss of property.

Other Achievements – Staff member has displayed service that deserves recognition.