Outstanding Service Staff Award

About the Award

The College of Agriculture (COA) and Alabama Agricultural Experiment Station (AAES) have established an award opportunity to recognize an individual who goes precedes the call of duty of standard responsibilities to deliver exceptional service to faculty, staff and/or clients of COA or AAES. This award is eligible to bi-weekly service/maintenance/techs employees.


This award is eligible to bi-weekly service/maintenance/techs employees in the College of Agriculture and the AAES Outlying Units who have been employed at least 1 year in a regular, continuing appointment by the end of the nomination period of the award are eligible to be nominated.

A list of eligible employees will be emailed out during the nomination period. Recipients of this award will not be eligible again for a period of two years.


The recipient of the award will have outstanding performance and behavior in the workplace. This will include exhibiting professionalism with fellow co-workers, internal and external groups as appropriate, going beyond the “call of duty” and providing excellent service in the performance of their duties. The previous year performance evaluation must have an overall rating of Exceeds Expections or Exemplary.

The Awards Committee is comprised of a Chair (Human Resources) and others representing employee groups in the college and Outlying Units.


One recipient, annually, will receive a certificate and cash award of $1000.00

*The award is disbursed following university policy and taxable according to IRS guidelines.


An application for Outstanding Service Staff Award shall be completed in its entirety along with a letter of support for the nominee from a peer or faculty member by the established deadline. The employee may be nominated by any employee (faculty or staff) but the nomination must be supported by the supervisor and the Department Head/Chair or the outlying unit Director.

The completed packets will be evaluated by the established Awards Committee through a confidential process. The Dean and Director will have the final approval.

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