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University Staff Issues Committee (USIC) Initiatives
This document contains information and materials relating to current USIC Initiatives: the Professional Development Grant Program for University Staff, and the University Staff Excellence Awards.
Professional Development Grant Program for University Staff
The College of Letters & Science has made available $5,000 per year to be used to support professional development opportunities for College University Staff.
The program is administered by the College of Letters & Science and the USIC will accept applications for the competition and award the grants. An email will be sent to all University Staff by the College Human Resource Manager with details and application deadlines in the summer of each year.
University Staff Excellence Awards
Each year, the Dean of the College of Letters and Science also offers five awards of $3,000 each recognizing outstanding performance, service and/or contributions by L&S University Staff members.
Based on proportionate number of employees in each grouping within the College, there will be three awards given to employees in non-exempt administrative support, fiscal & staff services, general broadbanded; one award given to an employee in a blue collar or technical position; and one award given to an exempt employee. The individuals nominated must have two years consecutive service within the College and are eligible once every ten years.
The individuals nominated must have two years consecutive service within the College and are eligible once every ten years.
Nomination factors for the University Staff Excellence Awards include:
- Effectiveness, innovation, creativity, and originality
- Leadership, climate, and service