Types of 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.
- Individuals may be nominated for a second Merit Award; this includes the Fr. William J. Dunne Award.
Academic research teams may not be nominated for the Team Merit Award
Self nominations for awards are not accepted; however, a team member may nominate his/her team for a Team Merit Award
Who may nominate?
Any staff member, including Executive Officers, faculty, and students
How to Nominate and the Deadline for Nominations
To complete a nomination form for the HR Merit Awards, please press the appropriate link:
The nomination deadline was Tuesday, March 4, 2014.
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 hit each 5-year milestone. That is, individuals receive awards at 5 years, 10 years, 15 years, and so on. Individuals to be honored at the annual May ceremony are contacted during the spring semester.
Annual Awards Ceremony
The HR awards are publicly announced at the annual May ceremony. Other awards are announced at this ceremony. These awards are shown below. Follow the highlighted links in the titles for more information on these awards.
2014 USF Service and Merit Awards Ceremony
Wednesday, May 7, 3:30 p.m.
A reception immediately follows the ceremony.