What is the Review Team?

Nominations are evaluated by a Review Team that is comprised of a diverse group of University employees.

Become a Judge and Join the Review Team

Anyone can request to or request others to join the Review Team each year. We look forward to your help and participation!

Evaluation Information

University Award

Presented to approximately 9 members of the University Staff, Classified Staff, Service Professionals and/or Academic Service Professionals regardless of their length of service, classification or pay grade. These awards are designed to recognize outstanding achievements. Nominations are evaluated respectively within six pay levels to ensure an equal distribution of awards among employees at all levels. Nominated Individuals must be benefits-eligible. 

Billy Joe Varney Award

Presented to one University Staff, Classified Staff, Service Professional and/or Academic Service Professional employee, with at least 15 cumulative years of employment at the University, who merits special recognition for a career of dedicated service to the University, its employees, and the community. Nominees can be chosen from any employment category. Individuals nominated must be benefits-eligible.

Team Award

Presented to a team primarily comprised of University Staff, Classified Staff, Service Professionals and/or Academic Service Professionals and tasked with a specific project or function. Team members should have complementary skills, be committed to a common purpose and share specific performance goals. They should also have established means by which to hold themselves mutually accountable.  Both functional working teams and project-oriented teams will be considered. award will be presented in recognition of the team’s outstanding contribution to its unit, department, or the University as a whole.

Center/Department/Institute Award

The Center/Department/Institute Award for Excellence will be presented to a single organizational unit in recognition of its outstanding excellence in the management of its people and resources. The awarded Center/Department/Institute will receive a commemorative plaque.