2017 Nominations Open December 5, 2016

On December 5, 2016, the President and the awards committee will begin accepting nominations for the 2017 University of Texas at Austin Outstanding Staff Awards and Outstanding Supervisor Awards. The award amounts are as follows:

  • Outstanding Staff Awards
    30 awards of $1,500 each
  • Outstanding Supervisor Awards
    2 awards of $1,500 each

Many staff members and supervisors make invaluable contributions to the university's continued success. The Outstanding Staff Awards and Outstanding Supervisor Awards recognize these important efforts.

For questions about the staff award nomination process, eligibility or nomination criteria, or The President's Staff Awards, please contact the Staff Awards Team.


Current UT Austin Classified and Administrative/Professional staff members who were continuously employed for at least 20 hours per week from September 1, 2014, to August 31, 2016, are eligible for the awards. Previous honorees who received an award more than five years ago are also eligible.

Outstanding Staff Award Recipients must…

  • Have a significant impact on the university through
    • outstanding dedication;
    • competence;
    • conscientious performance;
    • excellent customer service; and,
    • ingenuity.
  • Contribute to and demonstrate a commitment to the university's core purpose and values;
  • Have significantly improved customer service or increased customer satisfaction for specific university customers;
  • Have significantly improved a work process or system or have significantly increased the efficiency of an operation or unit;
  • Have demonstrated an exceptional ability to foster collaboration, communication, and cooperation among colleagues and university constituents; or,
  • Have performed at a level above and beyond normal job requirements.

Outstanding Supervisor Award Recipients must…

  • Be currently functioning in a supervisory capacity;
  • Demonstrate exceptional leadership ability;
  • Contribute to and demonstrate a commitment to the university's core purpose and values;
  • Create a positive and motivating work environment.
  • Maintain open lines of communication within the department and throughout the university;
  • Encourage professional development;
  • Demonstrate fairness and equity in resolving issues;
  • Remain open to feedback concerning his or her performance.

View 2016 Recipient List