Nominations for Annual Awards Ceremony Due in September

Posted: August 5, 2010 at 1:02 am, Last Updated: August 4, 2010 at 3:22 pm

Nominations for the Outstanding Achievement Award, the Exceptional Support Award, The David W. Rossell Quill Award, the Martha J. Reiner Quality Customer Service Award, the Margaret C. Howell Award and the Team Excellence Award are due in Human Resources and Payroll by close of business on Friday, Sept. 3.

The presentation ceremony is scheduled for 9 a.m. on Friday, Oct. 22. In the future, these awards will be presented only once a year.

The Outstanding Achievement Award is presented for achievements that result in significant benefit to the university, school, institute or department. These achievements improve processes, save time or money or improve customer service. The recipients will receive $500.

The Exceptional Support Award recognizes those employees upon whom departments rely for the smooth running of daily departmental functions and operations. These employees consistently demonstrate exceptional customer service, initiative, enthusiasm, commitment and energy. Recipients of this award will receive $250.

The David W. Rossell Quill Award is granted to administrative and professional faculty members at Mason for working on projects or initiatives that advance the university’s mission and which are outside the realm of normal work duties. The recipient will have shared his or her expertise on projects that have contributed to the stature of the department or the entire university.

This award also recognizes that the recipient displayed leadership while involved in this work. The award amount is $500 from the central awards account. Up to an additional $500 from department funds may be added to the initial award amount.

The Martha J. Reiner Quality Customer Service Award is presented to individuals who have enhanced customer service at George Mason University. Recipients will show exceptional initiative in “going the extra mile” to provide service to internal and external customers with timely and appropriate follow-up; responsiveness to the needs of students, patrons or customers; and demonstrated improvement of customer service and satisfaction. The recipient of this award will receive $500.

The Margaret C. Howell Award is granted to employees of the university with at least three years of service. This award recognizes those whose efforts continue the work of the late Margaret C. Howell, who retired from Mason in 2002 after 20 years of service.
Howell worked diligently to develop respect, diversity and individual dignity throughout the university and the community. The winner will receive a plaque and $500.

The Team Excellence Award will be given to those who have demonstrated outstanding group achievement consisting of exceptional customer-oriented services, cost and/or time savings, maintaining high safety standards, combining the talents of separate units and encouraging teamwork in the workplace. Up to $500 will be awarded.

Nomination forms are available on the HR webpage under Forms and Materials. Completed nominations should be sent to the Reward and Recognition Office, MS 3C3. For more information, contact the Reward and Recognition Office at 703-993-2739.

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