Outstanding Staff Awards

Each year, the University of South Florida’s Outstanding Staff Awards Program recognizes a number of exceptional employees who demonstrate a commitment to the pursuit of excellence and a level of performance that exceeds the values and standards of the university. Selected winners are honored at the Outstanding Staff Awards Ceremony with a trophy presentation and a monetary award.

Awards Ceremony

The 2013 Outstanding Staff Awards Ceremony will be held on Tuesday, April 8, 2014 from 2-4pm, at the USF School of Music Concert Hall. The ceremony will be hosted by USF President Judy Genshaft.


All full time staff and administration employees with at least 12 consecutive months of employment at USF are eligible for nomination. Faculty employees are not eligible to be nominated for the Outstanding Staff Awards. However, faculty employees are welcome to participate in nominating staff and administration employees for recognition.

Award Categories

Individual award nominations are designed to identify a single outstanding employee’s accomplishments based on the USF Values and Standards of Service.

Team award nominations allow for the recognition of a team of employees for its execution of a project, plan and/or initiative that works towards the USF Values and Standards of Service. Teams may be any size and may be comprised of members from different departments within the same VP area.

Student success award nominations specifically allow for the recognition of an employee who has dedicated his or her time and services to promoting the success of a student or group of students.  These nominations focus on the student success indicators and the student success mission.

       Student Success Indicators demonstrate that the employee has:

  • Furthered students’ academic achievement.
  • Helped make education more accessible and/or affordable.
  • Contributed to the development of students’ skills in the areas of knowledge, communication and critical thinking.
  • Helped foster a student learning-centered atmosphere.
  • Developed students both personally and professionally.
  • Recruited and/or retained students.

For more information, please contact Pat Geisler, pgeislert@usf.edu, 813-974-5532