Nominations sought for APSAC Excellence Award

February 14, 2011

The Administrative and Professional Staff Advisory Committee has created a new award, the APSAC Excellence Award, to recognize A/P staff who consistently perform at an outstanding level. Nominations are being accepted for the award through March 25.

APSAC's Compensation and Benefits Subcommittee began working on the award this past June. Sponsorship was obtained from the Office of the Executive Vice President for Business and Finance, Treasurer.

"The Compensation and Benefits Subcommittee members thought that as A/P representatives, we needed to push for some form of recognition that shows the great value of Purdue staff," says Mark Sobers, who served as chair of the subcommittee. "We felt that regardless of the current budgetary constraints that Purdue should acknowledge publicly those staff members who continuously excel within their jobs and represent the University so very well."

The annual award will recognize a full-time administrative or professional staff member from the West Lafayette campus who demonstrates excellence by:

* Showing initiative.
* Leading by example.
* Showing exemplary customer service.
* Acting as a University ambassador.
* Being a high performer.

The winner of the award will receive a plaque and $1,500 (subject to tax withholdings). Current APSAC members cannot be nominated.
  
Any member of the University community can make a nomination. Nominations should include:

* A statement of no more than two pages in length that outlines how the nominee meets the areas of excellence listed above.

* Two letters of support from any faculty, staff or student. The letters should not exceed one page in length.

Nominations can be forwarded as hard copies or electronically to Carrie Hanson at Human Resources at FREH or carrie@purdue.edu. Deadline is March 25.
  
For more information, contact Hanson at 49-47397 or carrie@purdue.edu.