President's Staff Awards

The University believes that recognition is an important part of the total employment concept. CSUSB's recognition programs provide visible and tangible acknowledgement in several ways such as job performance, service anniversary, and significant contribution to a team and/or special project. There are four (4) award categories that recognize exceptional performance and special achievements by campus staff; Outstanding Employee, Special Achievement, Distinguished Service, and Team Achievement. The Human Resources Department administers the following programs:

The President's Outstanding Employee Award

Each summer, up to two staff employees are selected to receive this award based on their performance in the previous fiscal year. During the nomination period of May through June, eligible employees may be nominated for their overall job performance against the following criteria:

  • Dedication - the employee's commitment, reliability, and loyalty to the department, division, and University.
  • Job performance - the employee's level of expertise, job knowledge, and skills in their position including their effectiveness in their position/role.
  • Service - the employee's attitude and behavior toward providing service to others in the department, division, and University including their relationship with students, faculty, and co-workers.
  • Diversity and/or community outreach - the employee's efforts in promoting, enhancing, and sustaining a diverse work environment and participation in some form of University or community activities.

Eligibility requirements for nominees:

  • Achieve permanent status with the University in a non-MPP state position or be a regular non-MPP employee of the University Enterprises Corporation (UEC), Associated Students, or Student Union.
  • Employee must have completed at least two years of service at CSUSB by the end of the fiscal year for which they are being nominated.
  • UEC employees must have completed at least four years of service at CSUSB by the end of the fiscal year for which they are being nominated.
  • Not be a former recipient of the Outstanding Employee Award category
  • Must be a staff employee; MPP employees and faculty members are not eligible

The winners are announced and presented with a plaque by the University President at the annual Convocation in September. Winner(s) also receive a financial award, designated parking space for one academic year, complimentary CSUSB Theatre tickets and complimentary CSUSB Athletic tickets.

The President's Special Achievement Award

This award is designed to acknowledge a staff employee for a specific contribution to their department, division, or University. This contribution may be for a single event, project, or idea over the past year that has enhanced productivity, efficiency, or effectiveness, provided less waste or generated cost savings beyond the regular expectations of the staff member's position. Eligibility requirements for nominees:

  • Achieve permanent status with the University in a non-MPP state position or be a regular non-MPP employee of the University Enterprises Corporation (UEC), Associated Students, or Student Union.
  • Employee must have completed at least two years of service at CSUSB by the end of the fiscal year for which they are being nominated.
  • UEC employees must have completed at least four years of service at CSUSB by the end of the fiscal year for which they are being nominated.
  • Not be a former recipient of the Special Achievement Award category
  • Must be a staff employee; MPP employees and faculty members are not eligible

The winners are announced and presented with a plaque by the University President at the annual Convocation in September. Winner(s) also receive a financial award, complimentary CSUSB Theatre tickets and complimentary CSUSB Athletic tickets.

The Divisional Distinguished Service Award

There are up to ten (10) staff employees or "runners-up" pooled from the President's Outstanding Employee Award and the President's Special Achievement Award nominees presented with the Divisional Distinguished Service Award. Numbers of winners are commensurate with the staff population of the division. Eligibility requirements for nominees:

  • Achieve permanent status with the University in a non-MPP state position or be a regular non-MPP employee of the University Enterprises Corporation (UEC), Associated Students, or Student Union.
  • Employee must have completed at least two years of service at CSUSB by the end of the fiscal year for which they are being nominated.
  • UEC employees must have completed at least four years of service at CSUSB by the end of the fiscal year for which they are being nominated.
  • Distinguished Service Award winners are eligible to receive this award again after three years.
  • Must be a staff employee; MPP employees and faculty members are not eligible

The winners are announced and presented with a plaque by the University President at the annual Convocation in September. Winner(s) also receive a financial award.

President's Staff Awards: Team Achievement

This award is designed to encourage, recognize and reward employees for involvement and participation in a specific project, initiative, or event by a team (department or division) that supports one or more of the following attributes:

  • Collaboration: Ability to work with others in another department / division toward a shared goal and outcome that benefit a major sector of the University.
  • Innovation: Exceptional efforts to enhance the University's operational effectiveness through enhanced systems/processes and continuous improvement.
  • Responsiveness: Behaviors/actions demonstrated to an unforeseen circumstance or extraordinary situation.
  • Service: Exceptional efforts to enhance service to the "customer" in support of the University's mission.
  • Teamwork: Capability to comprehend and recognize the diverse strengths and abilities in a group setting and then applying them to one final solution; behaviors / actions demonstrated that embrace and support the University's commitment to promoting, enhancing, and sustaining diversity awareness and impact.

Winning Team Members Receive:

  • Personalized plaque and monetary gift of $200 per staff team member funded by the Foundation

The maximum monetary gift is $2000 per team. Teams with more than 10 members will receive a pro rata share of $2000 or less than $200 each. Faculty and MPP team members receive plaque only (excluded from financial incentive).

Process and Eligibility:

Any CSUSB employee may submit a nomination. Nominations need to be approved by all levels of supervision for each employee nominated, up to the Dean/Director level before submitting to Human Resources. Nomination forms are available in Human Resources, SH-110 and also downloadable on our website at http://hrd.csusb.edu/.

Nominations for teams working on projects / initiatives / events that are completed by June 30th of the fiscal year are eligible for submission. Teams must have at least five (5) employees with 51% participation from staff positions (non-MPP or Faculty). Students and student assistants are not eligible. Team members who leave the University prior to Convocation are not eligible for the award. Special exception may be made for those retiring prior to Convocation.

Notes and Helpful Hints:

The Nomination Review Committee consists of representatives from each division who evaluate all submissions meeting the criteria above. Nominations are evaluated on substantive and specific examples supporting the various criteria. Remember, the Nomination Review Committee may not be as familiar with the team's achievement so please be as comprehensive as possible - the only information the Committee relies upon to make a determination is what is provided on the nomination form! It is the responsibility of the Nominator(s) to make sure all participating team members who should be recognized are included in this nomination.

To view a list of prior award winners, please click on link to the Wall of Fame: