Outstanding Teamwork Award

The Outstanding Teamwork Award recognizes staff from any office, unit, department, group or staff within an office, cross-functional group of staff or committee of staff members who have worked together in an exceptional manner to perform an assigned task. The award includes a $3,000 prize to be divided equally among team members (no less than $50 per person), lunch with the President and the Executive Officers, and a traveling plaque.

Who is eligible:
Staff members who perform as a team beyond the scope of their regular day-to-day job duties and responsibilities. Members of the team must be non-temporary staff members. There is no minimum required length of employment by the University.

As a result of working as a team, the department, office, work-unit or University should have benefited in one or more of the following ways:

  • specific, identifiable improved efficiencies.
  • cost savings.
  • cross-training resulting in expanding job responsibilities and improving service to "customers."
  • innovative ideas or suggestions to improve methods.
  • completion of special projects.
  • functioning in unique (sometimes adverse) circumstances.
  • improved coordination and cooperation among department.

Who may nominate:
Any administrator, staff or faculty member.

Nomination requirements:

  • A nomination form will be posted soon for the 2017 UM Employee Recognition Day Awards.
  • letter of introduction by nominating person.
  • brief UM employment history.
  • three letters of recommendation.

Submit nomination using Submittable:

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Questions:
Questions should be addressed to the Executive Officer whose area of responsibility includes the nominated team.

2016 Winner

Facilities Services- Work Order Desk
Pat Gibson, Cassy Gladwin, Colleen Murphey, and Patti Thompson

List of previous recipients.