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Finance and Administration
2015 Merit Awards



Nomination are now open for 2015 Merit Awards!
The deadline to submit nominations is Friday March 27, 2015

Merit awards for Finance and Administration staff were introduced at the 2007 Recognition Ceremony, and since that time, 128 staff members have been recognized as finalists or award recipients in one of four categories: Customer Service, Newcomer, Tough Dawg and Unsung Hero.

Merit awards are designed to encourage outstanding performance; reward excellence in staff achievements; and foster staff development by recognizing exceptional workplace creativity, innovation and sustained excellence in support of University business and administrative functions. The merit award program is a peer-driven process in which Finance and Administration staff nominate co-workers who excel at their jobs.

All staff members who receive a nomination will be invited to a breakfast with the Vice President for Finance and Administration, the senior staff of Finance and Administration and their fellow nominees. Nominees will be notified of the date for the breakfast once that has been determined.

The merit award nomination deadline is March 27, 2015. Finalists will be announced by April 21, 2015 and will be recognized at the May 13, 2015 Recognition Ceremony. The award recipient in each category will be announced at that event.

Awards are presented in the following categories:


Customer Service
Awarded to a Finance and Administration staff member who is an example to others, providing continual outstanding service to our customers—coworkers, supervisors, students, faculty, staff or the public. This staff member goes above and beyond the call of duty to meet customers' needs.


Newcomer
Awarded to a Finance and Administration staff member who, despite lack of time on the job, has significantly contributed to the organizational mission and shown outstanding initiative, reliability and dedication to the University. (Nominees must have less than two years of continuous service with UGA.)


Tough Dawg
Awarded to a Finance and Administration staff member who has endured extraordinarily difficult workplace circumstances (overcoming obstacles or challenges) with grace, good humor, patience and exemplary job performance.


Unsung Hero
Awarded to a Finance and Administration staff member who works hard and does the job well, but seldom, if ever, is recognized publicly for his or her work. This person is continually both a real benefit to coworkers and a stable, dependable resource for Finance and Administration as a whole.




Division Key

AS Auxiliary Services

BD

Budget Division

ESD

Environmental Safety Division

FMD

Facilities Management Division

HR

Human Resources

OVPFA

Office of the Vice President for Finance and Administration

OUA

Office of the University Architects for Facilities Planning

UBAS

University Business and Accounting Services Division


Merit awards for Finance and Administration staff were introduced at the 2007 Recognition Ceremony and, since that time, 128 staff members have been recognized as finalists or award recipients in one of four categories: Customer Service, Newcomer, Tough Dawg and Unsung Hero.

Merit awards are designed to encourage outstanding performance; reward excellence in staff achievements; and foster staff development by recognizing exceptional workplace creativity, innovation and sustained excellence in support of University business and administrative functions. The merit award program is a peer-driven process in which Finance and Administration staff nominate co-workers who excel at their jobs.

All staff who receive a nomination will be invited to a breakfast hosted by Vice President Ryan Nesbit and the senior staff of Finance and Administration. Nominees will be notified of the date for the breakfast once it has been determined.


Eligibility
Staff member must work in a unit of Finance and Administration, the major divisions of which are listed below. (For a complete listing of Finance and Administration units, click here or contact any F&A Recognition Committee member.)

Auxiliary Services
Budget Division
Facilities Management Division
Environmental Safety Division
Human Resources Division
Office of the Vice President for Finance and Administration
University Architects
University Business and Accounting Services Division


Staff member must be actively employed, benefit-eligible and have a minimum of two years of UGA service (with the exception of the Newcomer Award). Nominees for the Newcomer Award must have less than two years of service by the nomination deadline of March 27, 2015. Staff members in contract positions (e.g., Finance and Administration senior staff) are not eligible. To be considered for an award, a nomination form must be submitted. Self-nominations are not accepted. Nominators cannot nominate more than one staff member per award. A staff member may be nominated multiple times by different persons; however, each nomination should be unique and should not be merely a duplication of a previous nomination. Staff members cannot receive an award in more than one category in the same year nor can they be a repeat winner in a category. Click here for a list of last year’s winners. No member of the Recognition Committee is eligible to receive an award during his/her year of committee service. Please note: the Staff Recognition Program is not related to the performance evaluation process nor to staff salary increases.

Selection
Nominations are reviewed and recipients are selected by the Finance and Administration Recognition Committee, a peer group of staff members appointed by the Finance and Administration associate vice presidents with at least one representative from each of the Finance and Administration divisions. Finalists for the merit awards are advised of their nomination and category two weeks prior to the award ceremony, and award recipients are announced at the May ceremony. Questions about the program may be directed to any member of the F&A Recognition Committee:

Chair
Kim Eberhart, Human Resources
706-547-6077
keber@uga.edu
Auxiliary Services
Wendy Glenn, Parking Services
706-542-7300
wcglenn@uga.edu

Sandi Behr
706-583-0850
sbehr@uga.edu
Budget Division
Blake Waldrop, Budget Department
706-542-2602
bwaldrop@uga.edu

 
Environmental Safety Division
Todd MIller
706-369-5706
tmiller@esd.uga.edu

   
Facilities Management Division
Sandy Peterson, HR
542-7411
sandylp@uga.edu

Mandy Brogdon
706-542-3684
sandylp@uga.edu
Larhonda Laster
706-542-2225
larhonda@uga.edu
Human Resources Division
Carol Bugg, Human Resources
542-1652
cbugg@uga.edu

 
Office of the Vice President for Finance and Administration
Nancy Ingram
542-6827
ner@uga.edu
 
University Architects
Chuck Cartwright
542-3605
ccartwri@uga.edu

 
University Business and Accounting Services
Matthew Hardigree
706-542-7779
mrh@uga.edu
 
University Police Department
Jason Davis
706-542-5813
jdavis@police.uga.edu
 


 
 

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Athens, GA 30602-1671
706-542-1361 (phone) | 706-542-3339 (fax)


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