2016 Excellence in Leadership Award Nominations


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2016 Excellence in Leadership Award Nominations

UCI Staff Assembly is pleased to announce the Staff Assembly Excellence in Leadership Award
Program. Leaders inspire employees to focus their individual talents on the goals of the
organization and to contribute at the highest level. Effective leaders are also guardians of the
culture and exemplars in living the organization’s values. The prize of good leadership is
engaged employees. The UCI Excellence in Leadership Award recognizes these exceptional
leaders at all levels.


  • Only those managers or supervisors with staff appointments are eligible for nomination;
    those holding academic and/or student assistant title codes are not eligible.
  • Managers and supervisors may be nominated every year, but may only receive an
    award every three years (unless manager or supervisor moves to a different job/

Nomination Procedures

  • Any person may nominate an individual manager or supervisor, however if more than
    one person nominates an individual, they will be asked to work with other nominators to
    combine their nominations into one document with one contact name.
  • Nominations will be accepted online or by Zot Mail
  • Nominations must be received by April 8, 2016
  • Nominations must include
    • Information about the manager or supervisor being nominated
    • Information about the primary contact person for the nomination
    • A copy of the current organizational chart for the nominee’s department, including
      names, titles, and percent FTE of all direct reports to the nominee
    • A signature page including representation from at least 50% of the nominee’s
      direct reports in support of the nomination
    • A nomination statement of 2 pages (6000 characters) or less
    • Be sure to follow the instructions in the nomination form for more complete
      details on each of these items
  • Incomplete nomination packets will not be considered.

Selection of Awardees

  • The Staff Assembly council will convene a nomination review committee that will select
    awardees based on the merits outlined in the nomination statement.
  • Criteria for selection are clear demonstration of the following leadership competencies in
    the nomination statement:

    • Authenticity and integrity and trust
    • Caring and compassion about their direct reports and others
    • Developing their direct reports and others.

All nominees will receive an email from Staff Assembly and the Provost and Executive Vice
Chancellor congratulating them on their nomination and inviting them to attend the Staff Service
Awards, where the announcement of these awardees will be made.


Each award will include:

  • $1000 cash prize
  • A distinctive, personalized memento
  • Awards will be presented at the UCI Staff Service Awards Ceremony on June 8, 2016


Nominations will be accepted online or on paper via ZotMail.


Fill out and submit the online nomination form on EEE Scout. You may save and return to the form as
many times as you like before officially submitting it.

By Mail

Download and print the paper nomination form and follow the instructions on the first page.

Contact Us

Please contact the Staff Assembly Vice Chair, Jeremy Thacker <thackerj@uci.edu>, with any questions, comments, or suggestions.