HR Merit Awards
||Honors individuals with service, contributions and/or achievements that are above and beyond the scope, responsibilities and expectations of their position, and that have made a significant positive impact on their department/division, the University or the community.
Honors a formal or informal team
of 3 or more staff, faculty, and/or students whose collective efforts made a
significant contribution to USF and/or the community, above and beyond the
scope of their job.
|Fr. William J. Dunne Award
a non-faculty staff member who has demonstrated excellence to USF and the
community at large through service, creativity, innovation and leadership,
above and beyond the scope of regular job duties.
Who is eligible to receive a nomination?
- These individuals are not eligible for a nomination:
Executive Officers: President, Provost, Vice Provost, Vice President, General Counsel, Executive Directors of University and members of the Leadership Team
Other officers: Chancellor, Executive Assistant to the President, Human Resources staff
Academic research teams are not eligible for the Team Merit Award
Who may nominate?
- Although self-nominations for awards are not accepted, a team member may nominate his/her team for a Team Merit Award
- All staff members, including Executive Officers, faculty members, and students
Click on the appropriate link below to complete an HR Merit Award nomination form:
Nomination Review and Selection Process
An anonymous committee reviews all nominations, checks references, interviews nominators and selects the award recipients. The committee is composed of an appointed representative from each University division. A Human Resources professional serves as the committee ex-officio (has no vote). All nominations are kept confidential.
HR Service Awards
Each year, individuals are honored for their number of years of continuous service with the university as they reach each 5-year milestone. For example, individuals receive awards at 5 years, 10 years, 15 years, and so on. Individuals to be honored at the annual ceremony in May are contacted during the spring semester.
Annual Awards Ceremony
The HR Merit Awards, and the other faculty and staff awards listed below, are publicly announced at the annual ceremony in May. Click on the links below for more information about these awards.