The Outstanding Service Award is presented each year to up to four NIU Civil Service employees. The objective of this award program is to recognize individual Civil Service employees who have demonstrated outstanding service and have made significant contributions to the university community. A plaque will be presented to each recipient of the award at the Annual Operating Staff Awards Banquet in Spring and a $1,500 award, which is considered taxable wages and subject to payroll deductions, will be received by the Oustanding Staff Award recipients shortly thereafter.
Nominations may be submitted by any current or retired employee of NIU. Nominees must be full- or part-time, status Civil Service employees who have been continuously employed at NIU on or before February 1, 2007. Employees who were laid off, on leave, or hold less than twelve month positions are eligible. Employees who will retire before July 1, 2013 are eligible. The award may only be received once by an employee.
Nominations will be reviewed by a selection committee comprised of Civil Service employees who are designated representatives of their respective NIU divisions.
Please make sure ALL three nomination criteria are addressed. Be specific and give examples. You are encouraged to ask your nominee to supply further information if needed.
Nominees are evalauted on ways in which the nominee has:
On the Job (counts for 40% of evaluation) displayed abilities in the tasks associated with his/her position which were above and beyond the expectations of the nominator.
Within the University (counts for 40% of evaluation) demonstrated effectiveness, which was above and beyond expectations of the nominator in dealing with members of the University community and/or made contributions to the University. Please give specific examples.
Within the Community (counts for 20% of evaluation) made contributions to their community of residence which were above and beyond the expectations of the nominator. Please give specific examples.