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 $1,500 prize to be divided equally among team members (no less than $50 per person), lunch with the President 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 the department.

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

Nomination requirements:

  • Please use the link below to submit a nomination form
  • letter of introduction by nominating person.
  • brief UM employment history.
  • 1-3 letters of recommendation.

Submit nomination using Submittable:


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

2018 Winner

Broadcast Media Center
Linda Talbott, Dave Dennis, Anne Hosler, Ann McDowell, Suzzanne Grist

List of previous recipients.