Awards - Staff

Beginning this year (Fiscal Year 2020), the Outstanding Service Awards for staff will follow a once-a-year nominations period in tandem with the Staff of the Year Awards. The nomination period for the Outstanding Service and Staff of the Year Awards will commence on November 11, 2019. The deadline for FY 2020 nominations is Monday, March 2, 2020 at 11:59 pm.

Staff of the Year Award

Information for FY20 nominations will be posted on November 11, 2019.

Any active full-time associate or support staff member (exempt, non-exempt, bargaining, non-bargaining) in good standing, who has been employed by the College for three consecutive years or more is eligible for a $5,000 award. This award recognizes one who consistently exemplifies and sustains excellence and exceptional performance, leadership, and service that broadly impacted the college wide community. All Montgomery College employees may nominate an eligible Montgomery College peer/colleague for a staff of the year award.
Outstanding Service Award

Information for FY20 nominations will be posted on November 11, 2019.

View the documents below to get additional information on Staff Awards:

Excellence in Performance (PDF, Get Adobe Acrobat PDF Reader.-Link opens in new window.)

Excellence in Customer Service (PDF, Get Adobe Acrobat PDF Reader.-Link opens in new window.)

Excellence in Innovation (PDF, Get Adobe Acrobat PDF Reader.-Link opens in new window.)

Excellence in Serving Students (PDF, Get Adobe Acrobat PDF Reader.-Link opens in new window.)

Montgomery College Outstanding Staff Awards

17 Outstanding Staff Awards:

  • Excellence in Performance
  • Excellence in Customer Service
  • Excellence in Innovation
  • Excellence in Serving Students
  • 1 Staff of the Year Award

Announcement of Awards
Recipients of the awards will be announced during the Spring Closing Meeting

Award Categories
Any employees may nominate a colleague for one of the awards with supporting letters that clearly states the candidate’s qualifications for the award. All nominations will be considered for the Staff of the Year Award.

Eligibility
A current staff member who has been at the College for at least 3 years is eligible for any one of the above awards. A staff member may receive the same award more than one time as long as at least 7 years have intervened. If a staff member has received one award, he or she may receive an award in another category as long as 2 years have intervened.

Awards
The Staff of the Year Awardee will receive $5,000, and the other Outstanding Staff Awardees will receive a one-time payment of $2,000.

MCOFA Committee
MC Outstanding Staff Awards Committee Formed:

  • Six (6) staff selected by Staff Council and the Chair of the Committee, usually the previous year’s MC Staff of the Year Awardee.
  • Two (2) administrators will be appointed by the President of the College.

Members of the Committee cannot be nominated for Outstanding Staff Award; however, members of the Committee can be nominators.

  1. Nominator’s Letter
  2. Employee’s Performance Evaluation
  3. Nominee’s Position Description
  4. Supporting Documents
    1. Concise description of accomplishments (may include but not limited):
      1. Extraordinary customer service to the College or to the greater community – has made a difference in the larger community in a collaborative and sustained manner through their role at the College such as dedication to a particular project or cause that has improved the greater community.
      2. Exceptional performance by continually exceeding expectations of their positions, performing at an exceptional level beyond position requirements and recognizes the staff members’ important and significant contributions to their unit/department/area and/or the College.
      3. Significantly improved a work process or systems, or has significantly increased the efficiency of an operation within a unit/department and/or the College, by diligently seeking to improve the quality of the work assignments. Initiative, in depth problem-solving, improved effectiveness and efficiency resulting in improved processes, improved student outcomes, and/or cost savings for the College.
      4. Significantly demonstrate exceptional in serving students, which influenced the student success or increased student satisfaction.
    2. 3 letters of support from staff, faculty, and/or student (2 pages maximum)
    3. 1 letter from the employee’s administrator or supervisor (2 pages maximum)

November
Awards and criteria announced to college community

November - December
Staff Council will be asked to nominate staff members to serve on the committee

February
Committee assembled

March (1st week)
Submission Deadline

March
Committee deliberations

Early April
Committee submits recommendations

May
Announcements and presentation of the awardees during the Spring Closing Meeting

Graduation
The Staff of the Year Awardee will be also acknowledge at the MC Commencement

 

Special Recognition Award

Anyone may recommend Associate and Support Staff for a Special Recognition Award.

The employing supervisor should submit a short memorandum noting the reason for the award toRecognition.Associate and Support Staff are eligible to receive no more than one Special Recognition Award per fiscal year. If the employee is eligible for the award, a congratulatory certificate and the award payment will appear in the employee’s next paycheck.

Staff Distinguished Service Award

The Staff Distinguished Service Award is a cash award presented yearly to a deserving staff employee as determined by their peers.

This is the award presented at Staff Enrichment Day. Because it is not run by Human Resources, detailed information is available on the Staff Distinguished Service Award web page.new window

Team Effort Award

The Team Effort Award is to recognize employees that have successfully completed a project as a team.

The Team Effort Award is to recognize employees that have successfully completed a project as a team. They effectively shared responsibilities, interacted with each other to achieve goals and collaborated with units internal and external to the College community. The project must be beyond the scope of the unit's regular responsibilities, and each team member should be documented. Each individual will be given a certificate signed by the President.

The Team Effort Award is managed by the Office of the President. To nominate a team for this reward, please submit the nomination form (PDF, Get Adobe Acrobat PDF Reader.-Link opens in new window.) to Lynette Telford within 90 days of the completion of the project. The President's Executive Council will review nominations and recommend award recipients to the President for final approval.

To learn more, view the P&P for Recognition (PDF, Get Adobe Acrobat PDF Reader.-Link opens in new window.) . Details on the Team Effort Award can be found on page 10 of 16.

 

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