2012 University Awards for Excellence Program is open for nominations

Memorandum

Date:   February 17, 2012

To:       All Office of Information Technology Employees

From:   2012 Office of Information Technology Awards for Excellence Committee

Re:       Reminder – The 2012 University Awards for Excellence Program is open for Nominations

It is time again for staff to send in nominations to the University Awards for Excellence Program. Established in 1996, this awards program recognizes the accomplishments and achievements of employees who contribute to the University’s success, and demonstrates its appreciation and gratitude. It is advantageous to note that the Office of Information Technology had an award added in our department in 2009 recognizing a non-faculty EPA employee. This brought our department level awards to three, 2 SPA and 1 EPA. Therefore, it is important that both SPA and EPA employees are nominated for the awards.

You are invited, and encouraged, to participate by taking the time to nominate a fellow co-worker or supervisor for the 2012 Office of Information Technology/University Awards for Excellence. Any permanent SPA employee or non-faculty EPA employee can be nominated. All campus employees—individuals or groups—may submit nominations; however, nominees must be individuals. Nominations of groups cannot be accepted.

Please submit completed nomination forms, along with the written recommendations, electronically to Kim McAllister, Office of the Vice Chancellor for Information Technology, at kim_mcallister@ncsu.edu It is beneficial to provide detailed examples of your nominee’s exceptionalefforts and contributions, particularly as they relate to a specific selection criteria on the attached nomination form. Note, however, that the recommendation must be limited to two pages. The deadline for the Office of Information Technology nominations is 5 p.m., Wednesday, March 14, 2012.

What elements add up to a strong nomination? They’re enumerated in the comments of these nominations for past winners: John Martin and Nick Young. Take a look at them and consider using them as a model for the nominiation you’re writing.

The top two OIT SPA and the top one OIT EPA nominees will each be awarded a $250 check and eight hours of paid time-off. Award recipients within OIT will go on to the University-wide Awards for Excellence selection committee and be eligible for another $250 check and an additional eight hours of paid time off if chosen as a University-wide winner.

The Office of Information Technology will recognize all nominees during an Awards Reception from 1:30 p.m. to 3:00 p.m. on Tuesday, April 10, 2012 in the Grand Ballroom of the Talley Student Center.

If you have any questions, please refer to the University Awards For Excellence Web site at http://www.ncsu.edu/human_resources/benefits/easummary.php or contact one of the following OIT University Awards for Excellence 2012 committee members:

Kim McAllister, VC of IT Office, Chair  515-0141  kim_mcallister@nscu.edu
BJ Attarian, Outreach, Communications & Consulting  515-7123 bj_attarian@ncsu.edu
Ron Bradley, Technology Support Services 513-4093 ron_bradley@ncsu.edu
Pat Gaddy, Communications Technologies 515-7985 pat_gaddy@ncsu.edu
Mark Harben, Security and Compliance 513-4083 mark_harben@ncsu.edu
Harry Nicholos, Shared Services 513-5497 harry@ncsu.edu
Katrina Robeck, Enterprise Application Services 513-7938 katrina_robeck@ncsu.edu
Karen Tabron, Business Services 515-5476 karen_tabron@ncsu.edu

Thank you.