University Recognition Program Adds Faculty Award

Posted: December 19, 2005 at 1:00 am, Last Updated: November 30, -0001 at 12:00 am

Among the recognition awards given to employees in February will be a new faculty award, the Quill Award, given for efforts that advance the university’s mission. Nominations for all the awards – the Outstanding Achievement Award, the Exceptional Support Award, the Margaret C. Howell Award, the Team Excellence Award and the Quill Award – are due in Human Resources on Jan. 20. The presentation ceremony is Feb. 28.

Following is a summary of the criteria for each award:

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 and/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 Quill Awardis granted for working on projects or initiatives outside the realm of normal work duties which results in the advancement of the university’s mission. The recipient will have shared his or her expertise on projects that have contributed to the stature of the department and/or the entire university. This award also recognizes that the recipient displayed leadership while involved in this work. This award is open to all administrative and professional faculty of George Mason University. The award amount of $500 comes from the central awards account. Up to $500 more from department funds may be added to the initial award amount.

The Margaret C. Howell Award is open to all 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 George Mason in 2002 after 20 years. Howell worked diligently to develop respect, diversity and individual dignity throughout the university and the community. The winner will receive a plaque and $500 at the winter awards ceremony.

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 on the HR web page. Completed nominations should be sent to Lucy Cummings, mail stop 3C3. For more information, contact Cummings at 703-993-2739.

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